|Сategory||Domestic Politically Exposed Person|
|Date of birth||Oct. 27, 1973|
|Last position||Administration of President of Ukraine, First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office|
|Date of dismissal||Feb. 26, 2014|
Born on October, 27, in Lugansk in the family of workers. He graduated from intermediate school N50 in Lugansk. From 1991 to 1992 he served in Armed Forces of the USSR and Ukraine.
In 1993 he began to work as a lawyer in industrial enterprises and law firms in Lugansk region of Ukraine.
From 1997 to 2001 he worked in the Securities and Exchange Commission as a main specialist, head of the department, head of assistant and advisers staff of the President of Commission, director. From 2003 to 2005 he was member of the Commission and headed the administrative office of the Commission.
From 2005 to 2006 he practiced law.
From 2006 to 2010 A.Portnov was a member of V-th and VI-th Parliament of Ukraine, Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Justice.
In 2009 he was elected for 6 years as a member of High Council of Justice of Ukraine by the decision of the III Ukrainian Congress of representatives of legal institutions of learning and scientific institutions.
From 2010 A.Portnov was Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine – Head of the Main department on judicial matters, Advisor of the President of Ukraine.
From 2014 Mr.Portnov was the first Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine (dismissed as of 26.02.2014). A.Portnov coordinated work of judiciary department, department of reforming police authorities, represented Presidential Administration of Ukraine in courts, handled opinions on draft laws ect.
From March 2014 Mr.Portnov practiced law.
From November 2014 he became the head of the Law Reforms Institute.