Volodymir Fesenko is Chairman of the Board of the Center for Applied Political Studies “Penta”, PhD.
In 1981, he graduated from Kharkiv State University with a degree in history. From 1981 to 2001 he taught at the Ukrainian Polytechnic Institute (now – the Ukrainian Engineering and Pedagogical Academy). From 1995 to 1999 he was the coordinator of the Civil Society program at the Kharkiv Regional Office of the International Renaissance Foundation. From 1999 to 2001 he was Associate Professor at Kharkiv National University, from 2001 to 2003 – Deputy Director of the Political Consulting Bureau “Penta” (Kiev). Since 2003 he has been Chairman of the Board of the Center for Applied Political Studies "Penta" (Kiev).
He took educational courses in the US (1998, Harriman Institute, Columbia University) and Canada (2000, Queen’s University, Kingston). He has authored more than 100 academic and more than 400 media publications.
He is a member of the Council on National Unity under the President of Ukraine (since 2015). He was a member of the Constitutional Assembly under the President of Ukraine in 2013 and of the Coordination Council on Civil Society Development under the President of Ukraine (2012-2013).
From 2002 to 2013, he repeatedly took part (as a co-author) in the preparation of the President's Annual Address to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine "On the internal and external situation of Ukraine".