Oksana Markarova was born in Rivne, in 1976.
A master degree in ecology from Kyiv Mohyla Academy and a master degree in international public finance and trade from the University of Indiana (Bloomington, USA).
1998 – 1999 and 2001 – 2003, Oksana Markarova was active as an economic policy advisor and as a manager for external and corporate communications at the US direct investment fund Western NIS Enterprise Fund (now managed by Horizon Capital).
2000 – she made her internship at the World Bank in the USA where she worked at the group in charge for the banking sector and financial markets in Europe and Middle Asia.
2003 – 2010 – Head of Board (President) of ITT-Invest company.
2010 – 2015 – Head of Board (President) of the Investment Group ITT.
2015 – April 2016 she served as the Deputy Minister of Finance – head of the office of the Ministry of Finance. In this position, she was responsible for the reform of the public finance management system and was the co-author of the successful program for the macro-economic stabilization of Ukraine.
Following the initiative of Oksana Markarova, the Ministry of Finance created E-Data, the biggest web portal of open data on public finances.
On April 29, 2016, Oksana Markarova was appointed the First Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine. On August 8, 2016, she became the Government’s entitled representative for investments in Ukraine. In this position she launched UkraineInvest – the office for the attraction and promotion of investors, as well as a number of initiatives to support existing investors and to gain new investments for Ukraine.
At the extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on June 7, First Deputy Minister of Finance Oksana Markarova was appointed the acting Minister of Finance of Ukraine.
On November 22, 2018, Oksana Markarova was appointed as the Minister of Finance of Ukraine.
August 29, 2019 – appointed Minister of Finance of Ukraine.
March 4, 2020 – resigned as Minister of Finance of Ukraine
Since February 25, 2021 — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States.
Оksana Markarova is a member of the Advisory Council of the National University Kyiv Mohyla Academy, a member of the assembly of friends of the Ukrainian Catholic University and is a member of the International Organisation of Young Presidents (YPO).
In 2020 she was awarded the National Order of Merit (France)
Foreign languages: English, Russian.
She is merried to Danylo Volynets, they have four children