Place of Birth. Education. Born in Lvov. He graduated from the Faculty of Geology (with honors) and postgraduate studies at the Lviv National University named after Ivan Franko. Later, he already worked as a manager on the ICTV channel, graduated from the Faculty of International Relations of Lviv University.
Career. The geology of the young specialist did not wait – Alexander Bogutsky went into journalism.
In 1991, he worked as an editor at the first independent Ukrainian radio station, Radio Nezalezhnist. He was a co-founder of the Express newspaper, collaborated with the Ratusha and Post-Postup publications.
In 1994, he headed the press center of CJSC “Tavriyski Igri”, remained the unchanging host of the music festival of the same name. He worked on television projects at TV channel “Mist” (Lviv), TV channel “Zoloti Vorota” (Kyiv), First National, was the host of the analytical program “Actual Camera” on the STB channel.
Since 2000 – General Director of the ICTV channel, owned by the famous Ukrainian businessman Viktor Pinchuk. In just a few months, the channel, which was at the bottom of the rating and needed immediate resuscitation, took fourth place in Ukraine in terms of popularity.
Since November 2009, he has been the director of the StarLightMedia television group created at the same time, which combined the channels ICTV, Novy, STB and M1 (the head of the group’s supervisory board is Elena Pinchuk, wife of Viktor Pinchuk). He was replaced in this position in 2012 Vladimir Borodyansky.
Member of the board of investment and consulting group EastOne.
On December 5, 2018 StarLightMedia announced personnel changes in the leadership. Alexander Bogutsky will be appointed to the position of SLM President, who will combine this post with the position of the head of the ICTV channel. Vladimir Borodyansky, who held the position of director of SLM and the STB TV channel, will terminate his activities in the media group on December 15, 2018.
Family. Wife – Elena Kondratyuk, People’s Deputy of Ukraine from the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc, Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the IX convocation, ex-head of the PR agency “Radnik”. Daughter of Justin.
Hobbies. Travel, literature (the personal library contains about two thousand books). A tireless propagandist and sincere admirer of modern Ukrainian music.