Deputy Director of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine
Anatoly Novak was born on 17 June 1978 in Maly Mydsk village, Kostopil district, Rivne region in the family of workers.
Married, has a daughter and a son.
Graduated from Malomydsk high school in 1995.
COMPULSORY MILITARY SERVICE IN THE ARMED FORCES OF UKRAINE
1996-1998 – served in the Boarder Guard Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
2005 – graduated from Kyiv Business Institute of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” with a degree in Business Administration and was qualified as managing economist.
2007 – completed the Dragomanov National Pedagogical University's online programme, received a degree in Psychology and was qualified as psychologist.
2011 – graduated from the National Aviation University's Institute of post graduate education, received a degree in Legal studies and was qualified as a lawyer.
2013 – completed his Ph.D. in Economics in Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv.
1999-2003 – worked in business.
2003-2015 – military service as officer and later senior officer in the Security Service of Ukraine.
In 2003 Anatoly Novak began serving in a combat unit 1 of the Special Operations Centre “A” of the Security Service of Ukraine. Started as an officer, got promoted to managerial position. Most of the time he served in a unit specialising on hostage extraction from buildings, elevated, water and underground transport. Took part in conduct and organisation of more than hundred of special operations. Completed a number of career development and vocational training courses.
2012-2014 – served as Assistant Chief of the Special Operations Centre “A” of the Security Service of Ukraine, was responsible mainly for organising special activities.
July 2014 – May 2015 – spent most of the time serving in the Anti-Terrorist Operation in the East of Ukraine. Took part in many special operations of the Security Service of Ukraine, including special operations conducted in cooperation with the National Guard of Ukraine and the State Boarder Guard Service of Ukraine. Actively participated in planning and conducting prisoners’ exchanges.
Since 2012 Anatoly was the head of the division of International association of Alpha veterans in Kyiv. Their main task is taking comprehensive care of families of fallen comrades and providing aid to colleges who were hurt or injured in the exercise of their duties. Another important aspect of the division's work is patriotic education of young people. The division pays pensions to families of the departed and gives financial support to those Alpha members who were wounded during the Anti-Terrorist Operation. They also provide financial assistance to the children of Alpha members who lost their lives while doing their duty.
As for patriotic education, the division initiated the following projects:
- holding annual mini-football and volleyball tournaments between security forces employees in the “Alpha” association cup, the prize being sports equipment for children from boarding schools and orphanages. More than 15 institutions have already received the equipment under this project;
- the “Fellow” programme. According to it scholarship is granted to graduates of high schools (mostly in rural areas) and boarding schools with high final grades. The scholarship is also granted to children who achieved success in sports and became winners of regional and other level sports competitions. So far more than 300 scholarships were granted;
- the “Old computers, new possibilities” programme that involves equipping computer classes in state schools and boarding schools with used computers. So far 14 classes have been equipped;
- the “Sports to every school” programme that facilitated organising three Greco-Roman wrestling clubs with more than hundred children training in them.
Moreover, the division has a special unit that delivers humanitarian aid to troops serving in the Anti-Terrorist Operation. The unit has made more than 30 trips, has delivered tens of tons of goods: food, medical supplies, uniforms, special equipment, parcels sent by families etc. The unit's level of training and armoured vehicles enables them to deliver their goods to the front line positions.