He has a degree in economics. He graduated from Lviv college of finance and credit, and from Ternopyl academy of agriculture in 2001, and has a master's degree in "International economics". He is a student of Kyiv theological academy since 2012.
He founded a distribution company named "Olmar" in 1998, which became one of the biggest beer distributing companies in western Ukraine in the middle of 2000. In 2002 he built a small experimental factory "Halytskiy brovar". In 2004 together with his family he has established "Persha pryvatna brovarnya". In 2007 "Persha pryvatna brovarnya" under the supervision of Andriy Matsola has become a participant of energy conservation program for small and medium business UKEEP and have received first investments from European bank of reconstruction and development in sum of 17,6 million USD. In 2012 EBRD together with German concern OETTINGER and OASIS CIS international group have entered to become the shareholders of the company.
Andriy Matsola is still the biggest shareholder of "Persha pryvatna brovarnya" and its executive director (CEO).
Since 2015 Andriy Matsola is the participant of "21st of November" initiative, the goal of which is actualization and generalization of values of modern Ukrainians.
Church and education support
- Annually, under support of Andriy Matsola students of Kyiv and Volyn orthodox theological academies are forwarded to study in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – the biggest educational institution of Greece.
- At the beginning of 2016 Andriy Matsola facilitated the appearance of Saint Sophia open orthodox university on the basis of "Sophia of Kyiv" national sanctuary.
Culture and art patronage
- In May 2016, under the initiative of Andriy Matsola, "Persha Pryvatna Brovarnya" was a partner of "Kyiv city day.Holiday of free people" festival, which was held in the capital on the occasion of Kyiv city day.
- In June 2016, Andriy Matsola facilitated the organization of Oleh Skrypka and his band's "Vopli Vidoplyasova" concert tour at the frontline of ATO (Donetsk region, Ukraine). The musicians have played three concerts for the soldiers near Selidove, Mar'ynka and Kostiantynivka.
Sponsorship of sport
- "Persha Pryvatna Brovarnya" is the official sponsor Biathlon federation of Ukraine since 2012.
- In 2015 Andriy Matsola had initiated to support the amateur sports in Ukraine.Today "Persha Pryvatna Brovarnya" company is the sponsor of the basketball team of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" University and football team "Katandzaro".
In 2015 "1+1" TV channel and "Persha pryvatna brovarnya" have launched a unique multimedia educating project "Moya krayina. Prekrasna I nezalezhna", which will demonstrate the most beautiful corners of Ukraine from bird fly height. Andriy Matsola together with "1+1" TV channel hosts Alla Mazur and other people are the faces of this project.
Married, parenting 4 sons.
- Official page of Andriy Matsola on Facebook
- Досье Андрея Мацолы [Andriy Matsola's dossier] (in Russian). politota.com.ua. 13 October 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
- Президія та виконавчий комітет [Presidium and Executive Committee] (in Ukrainian). Football Federation of Ukraine. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
- Andrey Yukhimenko (10 June 2016). Андрей Мацола, владелец Першої приватної броварні, рассказывает о своей компании [Andrey Matsola, owner of Perscho Private Brewery, tells about his company] (in Russian). biz.nv.ua. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
- Dlya lyudey yak dlya sebe. (badlink) web.archive.org (in Ukrainian)
- Andriy Pharisei (9 December 2015). Пивна інтуїція: як перетворити локальну пивоварню в національного виробника [Beer intuition: how to turn a local brewery into a national producer] (in Ukrainian). Forbes Ukraine. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
- Андрій Мацола — 21 листопада [Andriy Matsola — 21 November] (in Ukrainian). 2111.org.ua. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
- Sergiy Mogilevsky (25 April 2016). Андрій Мацола [Andriy Matsola] (in Ukrainian). Axios. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
- "Слідом за Гарвардом: в Україні розпочав роботу Відкритий православний університет Святої Софії" [Following Harvard, St. Sophia open orthodox university has started its work]. Відкритий Православний Університет (Open Orthodox University). 4 March 2016. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
- Відбулася презентація Відкритого Православного Університету Святої Софії [St. Sophia open orthodox university was presented] (in Ukrainian). 2111.org.ua. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
- В День города в Киеве состоится "Свято вільних людей" [On the City Day in Kiev will be "Holiday of free people"] (in Russian). Korrespondent.net. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
- Олег Скрипка і ВВ відіграють три концерти для українських воїнів на передовій [Oleg Skrypka and VV play three concerts for Ukrainian soldiers on the front] (in Ukrainian). segodnya.ua. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
- "Перша приватна броварня" продолжила сотрудничество с украинским биатлоном ["Persha pryvatna brovarnya" continued its cooperation with the Ukrainian biathlon] (in Russian). isport.ua. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
- "Моряки НаУКМА" здобувають свій перший баскетбольний трофей! [The NaUKMA Marines receive their first basketball trophy!] (in Ukrainian). NaUKMA). 19 May 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
- Головний тренер «Катандзаро»: «Відношення Алієва до команди було дуже серйозним» [Katandzaro's Head Coach said: Aliyev's attitude toward the team was very serious] (in Ukrainian). WS League: Kiev football championship. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
- ""1+1" та "Перша приватна броварня" покажуть Україну з висоти пташиного польоту" ["1+1" and "Persha pryvatna brovarnya" will show Ukraine from a bird's-eye view] (in Ukrainian). Unian. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
- Моя країна прекрасна і незалежна [My country is beautiful and independent] (in Ukrainian). 1+1 (TV channel). Retrieved 7 June 2018.