Dmytro Tarabakin received economic education at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 1996. During 1994-1995, he was studying at Roosevelt University in Chicago, specializing in Finance. He has considerable experience in the stock market. Since 1995, within KPMG Barents Group project, he has been working on the establishment of an Association and Stock Exchange “PFTS”, where later served as the controlling director. In 1997, he became the main trader of the Stock Trading Department at the Ukrainian office of Wood & Company, and since 1999, he worked as a trader at the Polish office of the company. Since 2000, he has been appointed to the position of Managing Director of Dragon Capital and has been directly involved in the implementation of dozens of IPOs of Ukrainian companies.