Secretary of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Youth and Sports, Member of the Ukrainian Part of the Parliamentary Assembly of Ukraine and the Republic of Poland
When was he born: September 4, 1949
Where he was born: the city of Odessa
Family: married for the second time, has a daughter and a son
Number of convocations in the council: three (IX, VI, III convocation)
At the beginning of his career he worked as an engineer. In 1991-1993 he was the General Director of JV «Dynamo-Atlantic», the head of the staffing department of the Kyiv City Executive Committee. From 1993 to 1998 he was the president of the Ukrainian industrial and financial concern Slavutych (75% belonged to the offshore Newport Management Viktor Medvedchuk).
UEFA Vice-President from 24 May 2013 to 7 February 2019. He is currently an honorary member of UEFA. President of the Football Federation of Ukraine in 2000-2012, now — its honorary president
Younger brother Igor Surkis is the president of FC Dynamo (Kyiv).
Business: In addition to FC Dynamo, the Surkis brothers, to one degree or another, own the Slavutych industrial and financial concern, TET TV and Radio Company, Kyiv-Kod CJSC, Dzherelo, Dobrobut and Nadiya investment funds, the Alkona insurance company, and so on.
According to journalists «Schemes: corruption in detail» Igor Kononenko, apparently, contributed to the Surkis brothers and businessman Kryuchkov in withdrawing hundreds of millions from semi-state regional power companies.
Business partner of Viktor Medvedchuk, whose company Newport Management (British Virgin Islands) made payments to Dynamo players at least since 2003. According to Espreso.tv, for example, for 2013-2015 FC Dynamo could evade taxes at $ 30 million