How did you end up as governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU)?
This is really a question for the president, Petro Poroshenko. But perhaps it was because I was a seasoned banker with more than 20 years of experience and the president knew me personally. The request came as big surprise and, initially, I refused it. But he convinced me. And it also came just after the ‘Revolution of Dignity’ [the Maidan Revolution in 2014, which overthrew then-president Viktor Yanukovych], at a very patrio