Igor Shevchenko has played a major role in bringing the rule of law to Ukraine. He is the founder and former managing partner of Shevchenko Didkovskiy & Partners, the leading law firm in Ukraine, and is the founder and first President of the Ukrainian Bar Association. He currently heads the Shevchenko Group.
Igor left his legal practice in 2008 to concentrate on politics. In 2010 he established the Meritocratic Party of Ukraine, which was officially registered in April 2011. The Meritocratic Party of Ukraine is based on socio-liberal ideologies and believes in meritocracy as a basic principle for effective functioning of society, politics and government.