Place of Birth. Education. Was born in Kiev. His father is the famous Ukrainian film director Andrei Benkendorf.
Graduated from the Kiev State Institute of Culture (director of a theater group) and courses in camera skills (operator).
Career. Since 1997 – on the Inter TV channel. He started as an administrator. He became an executive producer of the channel, director of Inter Media Production (part of the Inter group of companies and creates television series and feature films for the channel), producer of the 07 Production documentary film studio, deputy director of the Pirate Production studio.
The producer’s portfolio includes such television projects as Obegorki, On the Line of Fire, People’s Platform, Shayk, Chance.Model.ua, Games of the Patriots, and Become Miss Universe. Documentary films: “September 11”, “The Adventure of Ukrainian Money”, “8 Days of One Year”. Produces the programs “Great Ukrainians”, “Freedom of Savik Shuster”.
In 2007 he took up cinema. Produced the films “Christmas tree, rabbit, parrot” (director – A. Benkendorf, 2007), “Seven days before the wedding” (director – Sergei Lysenko, 2007), “Confessions of Don Juan” (director – A. Benkendorf, 2007), ” A Tale of a Woman and a Man “(director – Lev Karpov, 2008).
Since March 2010 – General Director of the National Television Company of Ukraine.
From February 2013 to September 2016 – Chairman of the Board of the Inter TV channel.
Since November 10, 2016 – General Director of 112 Ukraine TV company. It is noted that on the TV channel Yegor Benkendorf will deal with “a wide range of development issues.”
Samples in politics. Benckendorff claims that it was he who owns the slogan “Shid and Zahid – at once!”, Which was popular in the days of the Orange Revolution.
In the spring of 2008, after the announcement of early elections for the mayor of Kiev and deputies of the Kiev City Council, he ran for the post of mayor of the capital.
Regalia. Winner of the I. Franko Prize in the field of information activities (2008). Honored Worker of Culture of Ukraine (2009).
Family bonds. Wife – Julia Benkendorf, TV presenter. There are two daughters.