Who is Olena Volodymyrivna Zelenska?
Olena Volodymyrivna Zelenska (Олена Володимирівна Зеленська) is a Ukrainian screenwriter who is the current First Lady of Ukraine as the wife of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. She became the first lady of Ukraine after his husband was sworn in as the president on May 20, 2019.
Zelenska was ranked 30th on Focus magazine’s list of the 100 most important Ukrainians in December 2019. Five months later, she was featured on the cover of the December issue of Vogue Ukraine.
Olena Volodymyrivna Zelenska Age
Zelenska is 44 years old. She was born on 6 February 1978, in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine.
Olena Volodymyrivna Zelenska Family
Zelenska was born and raised by her parents in Ukraine. Information about her family and childhood including her parents and siblings is not available. This section will be updated as soon as information about her parents is available.
Olena Volodymyrivna Zelenska Husband
Zelenska and her future husband were classmates, but they had never interacted. She previously stated that while he knew several of her classmates, he did not know Zelenska herself. They met long later, while she was still a student at Kryvyi Rih National University’s Faculty of Civil Engineering.
The couple dated for eight years and married on September 6, 2003, in the presence of family and close friends. In their marriage, Zelenska and her husband are blessed with two children. Their firstborn child is a girl named Aleksandra Zelenskaya born on July 15, 2004. Their second-born child is a son named Kiril Zelenskiy born on January 21, 2013.
Olena Volodymyrivna Zelenska Education
Zelenska studied architecture at Kryvyi Rih National University’s Faculty of Civil Engineering, but instead created writings for Kvartal 95 and eventually became a writer.
Olena Volodymyrivna Zelenska Net Worth
Zelenska has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million – $5 million. Her exact net worth figure will be updated soon.
Olena Volodymyrivna Zelenska As The First Lady of Ukraine
Zelenska became the first lady of Ukrain after his husband was sworn in as the president on May 20, 2019. Later that year, Zelenska proposed Ukraine’s admission to the G7 worldwide effort on gender equality with the Biarritz Partnership, during a speech at the third Ukrainian Women’s Congress. As a result, Ukraine became an official member of the Biarritz Partnership in September 2020, which brings together governments’ efforts to ensure equal rights and opportunities for men and women.
Olena Zelenska started a long discussion with Ukrainians about being barrier-free on May 6, 2020. Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Ministry of Social Policy were project partners. The initiative’s major purpose is to make transparent the limitations that exist in Ukrainian society and to make their eradication a priority at the state level.
In June 2020, she launched a campaign to extend the Ukrainian language over the world, including the installation of Ukrainian-language audio guides in the world’s most prominent locations, including the world’s biggest museums.
Olena Volodymyrivna Zelenska on Implementing Nutrition Reform Program
Zelenska started a nutrition reform program in Ukrainian schools. The reform of school nutrition started with a new school meal designed by CultFood chef Ievgen Klopotenko at the suggestion of Olena Zelenska. The reform is a comprehensive effort that includes everything from increasing food quality, nutrition, and safety to providing resources to schools.
The redesigned school menu comprises 160 items, including both traditional Ukrainian foods and popular delicacies from across the world. Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers adopted new food regulations, which went into effect on September 1, 2021.