Place of Birth. Education. Born in Leningrad. In 1997 he graduated from the National Law Academy of Ukraine named after the Wise with a degree in jurisprudence. In 2004 – National Technical University Kiev Polytechnic Institute (information control systems and technologies, computer systems analytics). PhD in Law.
Career. 1993-1996 – Together with a partner, they established and managed the law firm Stalker.
1996-1997 – Advisor on legal issues to the president of JSC Financial and Industrial Group Sigma (Kharkiv).
1997-1999 – Deputy Director of the European Development Fund LLC (Kharkiv).
1999-2000 – Head of the Board of OJSC Donetsk Meat Processing Plant.
From July to September 2000 – Vice-President of Ukrainian Communications LLC (Kyiv).
2000-2005 – Head of the Center for Information Resources of the Department of Internal Policy, Deputy Director of the Department of Relations with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Head of the Strategy for the Development of Information Resources and Technologies of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
From June 2005 to August 2006 – and about. First Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of Ukraine, Minister of Transport and Communications (replaced Yevgeny Chervonenko).
September 2006 to September 2007 – Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine Viktor Baloga. Supervised issues of regional policy and personnel.
In September 2007, by decree of President Viktor Yushchenko, acting Head of the Dnepropetrovsk Regional State Administration. Since December 2007 – the governor of the Dnepropetrovsk region (replaced Nadezhda Deeva). On February 4, 2010, on the eve of the second round of the presidential elections, he was dismissed from his post. Before that, the deputies of the Dnepropetrovsk Regional Council expressed no confidence in Governor Bondar. Earlier, he openly declared his support for Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in the presidential elections, while the majority in the Dnepropetrovsk Regional Council belongs to the Party of Regions (leader – Viktor Yanukovych).
From May 2010 to March 2011 – Deputy Head of the State Customs Service of Ukraine Igor Kaletnik.
From March 2011 to May 2012 – Head of the organizational and administrative department of the State Customs Service.
2012-2014 – People’s Deputy of Ukraine of the VII convocation (ran in constituency No. 191 of the Khmelnytsky region as a non-partisan self-nominated candidate).
In 2012, he became a member of the Party of Regions faction. Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations.
On January 16, 2014, he voted for “dictatorial laws” – a package of anti-democratic laws that significantly limited the rights of citizens and freedom of speech.
On February 19, 2014, Bondar announced his withdrawal from the Party of Regions faction. Bondar said that he made the decision to leave the faction after the SBU officers of the Khmelnytsky region (the constituency in which Bondar ran is located in this region) opened fire on activists of the local Euromaidan. After leaving the parliamentary faction of the Party of Regions, Viktor Bondar, together with other majoritarian deputies, founded a new parliamentary group “Sovereign European Ukraine”.
Since November 2014 – People’s Deputy of Ukraine of the VIII convocation. Self-nominated in constituency No. 191.
Since June 5, 2015 – Chairman of the political party Vidrodzhennya.
September 5, 2017 – was elected chairman of the Revival deputy group after Vitaly Khomutynnik decided to leave the post of head of the group.
On June 7, 2019, Viktor Bondar announced his withdrawal from the Renaissance party and the resignation of the chairman.
On July 21, 2019, Viktor Bondar was elected to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the IX convocation in the majority constituency No. 191 (Khmelnitsky region). On August 29, 2019, he was elected co-chairman of the deputy group For the Future.
Political views. He repeatedly stated that he was a consistent supporter of Viktor Yushchenko. He was a member of the governing bodies of the party People’s Union Our Ukraine. July 2008 to April 2009 – Deputy leader of the United Center party (leader – Igor Krill). Bondar left the Single Center, saying that he considers it necessary to unite all the democratic forces of Ukraine into one pro-European political project. Thus, since April 2009, Bondar has been non-partisan.
Awards. He was awarded the Order of Merit of the 3rd degree, the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit for Lithuania, and he has certificates of honor from the government.
Family. Divorced, has three sons and a daughter.
Hobby. He collects photographs of non-standard, sometimes comic monuments in different cities of the world, collects miniature figurines, and is fond of IT technologies.