Mykola Hryhorovych Malomuzh

Chairman of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine from April 2005 to June 2010, Army General (ret.) of Ukraine Mykola Hryhorovych Malomuzh was born on September 23, 1955, in the village of Skalivatka, Zvenigorod district, Cherkasy region.

In 1982, he graduated from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with honors. The lawyer.
He has served at the state security service of Ukraine since December, 1983.

At different times he was the operations officer, the senior operations officer, chief of branch, deputy head of the subunit, head of the department of the Security Service of Ukraine.
In April 2005, he was appointed the Chairman of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine by the Decree of the President of Ukraine.

His period of responsibility was marked by the crucial stage of the SZR of Ukraine formation as an independent special service, including the adoption of the Law of Ukraine “On the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine” and other normative legal acts regulating the foreign intelligence activities.

In 2008/2009, the successful operation to release the ship «Faina» with 17 Ukrainian sailors onboard hijacked by Somali pirates, was conducted with the direct participation of Mykola Malomuzh. This operation was the first in the history of Ukraine, when on the instructions of the President of Ukraine the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine almost completely assumed authority for the organization and coordination of measures to release the crew and the ship.

During the period of military service performed in state security services and at the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, Mykola Hryhorovych Malomuzh was awarded the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise V degree, many medals, including “For bravery and courage”, “For military valor”, “For special merits”.