Dmytro Shevchenko was born in Ukraine and currently holds the position of Chancellor at the Ukrainian Free University in Munich. He previously spent fifteen years at the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and at the embassies in Washington, DC and in Berlin. He was subsequently posted to the Consulate General in Munich in January 2017, where he worked on political, interregional and economic issues. He was born and raised in Crimea, a region that has been occupied by Russia since 2014. His parents and many of his friends still live there, which means that the crisis is not just an issue he deals with at work, but is also part of his life.
Dmytro studied law at Dnipropetrovsk National University and Freie Universität Berlin and was able to attend law school in Germany thanks to a scholarship from the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future. This gave him a firm basis for his career as a diplomat.