Ukrainian Energy Forum

Raising domestic output, diversity and security of supply through reform, transparency and modernisation

27 February - 1 March 2018

InterContinental Hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine

Speakers 2017:

He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University in Brno. He started his professional career as a senior designer in Automation and Mechanization, OKD Ostrava, later as Specialist of Measuring & Control Systems in Energoprojekt Praha. From 1991 to 2003 he became Executive Director, later Chairman of the BoD at company VAE, a.s. (EPC Company in Energy Sector).
In 1996 he started his political career as Member of Czech Parliament. From 2006 to 2009 he was the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic. In 2009 he was President of the European Council. In this year he was actively involved in solving the gas crisis and had organized 1th Southern Corridor Summit.
After leaving high politics he has been active in energetics business and educational activities. In 2011 he was elected the Chairman of the Association for the District Heating of the Czech Republic (ADH CR). He is also Chairman of the Supervisor Board of the Opatovice Power Plant. From 2013 to 2014 he was appointed as the Director for Development & Foreign Relations in company NAFTA Bratislava. Since November 2014 he has held position of the Director of International Development and Public Affairs Director in Slovak TSO Eustream. Since 11 August 2015 he has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Eustream.

Andriy Kobolyev

Chief executive officer (chairman of the executive board) since 25 March 2014

Andriy began his career at the international audit and consulting group PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), where he specialized in issues of strategic management and corporate transformation. From 2002 to 2010 he worked at Naftogaz, rising from a chief specialist to adviser to the chairman.

Some time later, Andriy co-founded AYA Capital investment banking group where he focused on debt and equity capital raising, debt restructuring and corporate reorganizations of large enterprises and holdings.

Andriy holds a master's degree in international economic relations with honors from the Institute of International Relations at Kyiv Shevchenko National University.

Dr. Johannes Baur is Deputy Head of the Energy Team in the Support Group for Ukraine of the European Commission.

Before starting his career at the Commission in 2000, he was working for the Foreign Ministry of Germany and in the private sector. He has been working in different functions in the European Commission’s Directorates-General for Energy and Transport with a focus on external energy and transport relations and negotiations. From 2004 to 2009 he was negotiator for aviation agreements between the EU and third countries and negotiated for example the Open Aviation Area Agreement between Canada and the EU. From 2010 to 2013, he worked as coordinator of the EU-Russia Energy Dialogue.

The Support Group for Ukraine was created in spring 2014 as focal point for the Commission's support to Ukraine and the new Ukrainian government.

Maxim Timchenko was appointed CEO of DTEK in 2005.  Prior to that he worked as a senior manager at System Capital Management and a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Timchenko holds a degree in Production Management from Donetsk State Academy of Management and a BA in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Manchester.

Member of Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine), Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety. Member of the Bloc Petra Poroshenko Parliament Faction. Permanent Member of the Ukrainian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE.
Public Policy Focus Areas: Energy Reform, Gas sector fiscal regime improvement, Energy Independence, Entrepreneurship and Investment Climate, Banking sector reform, Digitalization of Ukraine, Gender Issues.
Co-chair of the Parliamentary Non-Partisan Caucuses “For Energy Independence of Ukraine” and “For digital Future of Ukraine”.
Olga was elected as a Member of the Parliament in Ukraine and started her duties on 12 December 2012 being part of the political party and Parliament faction “UDAR V. Klychko”. Before elections she was one of the Managing Partners of EastLabs.co – startup business accelerator in Kyiv. Before joining Eastlabs, Olga Bielkova was part of the executive management team for the Victor Pinchuk Foundation. As Director of International Programs at the Foundation, she led projects for Ukraine’s integration into the global community, supervised the international grant-making activity, and worked closely with several well known international organizations. Olga Belkova directly oversaw the largest privately funded Ukrainian scholarship initiative, the WorldWideStudies, designed to support young talented Ukrainians pursuing their Master’s degrees in leading universities outside Ukraine. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as Financial and Administrative Director for the Land O’Lakes, a USAID-funded agricultural marketing project in Ukraine. Olga also worked as Deputy Director for the Junior Achievement International branch in Ukraine, introducing economic education to more than 30,000 students in 500 high schools throughout Ukraine.

Olga Bielkova is a Harvard Mason Fellow and holds a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a law degree from the Kyiv Shevchenko National University and a degree in economics from the Cherkassy State Engineering University.

Mr Janez Kopač heads the Energy Community Secretariat as Director since December 2012. The Energy Community is an international organisation which brings together the European Union and its neighbours to create an integrated pan-European energy market based on EU internal energy market rules and principles.

 

Before taking up this post, Mr Kopač was Slovenia’s Director General for Energy in the Ministry of Economy (2008-2012), where he was responsible for the implementation of the Third Energy Package and other energy acquis. He served as Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy (2000-2004) and Minister of Finance (1992), in addition to a ten-year career as Chairman of Budget Committee in the Slovenian Parliament.

 

Born in 1961, Slovenian citizen Janez Kopač holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Science from the University of Ljubljana. He is fluent in English, Serbian and Croatian and has a working knowledge of German.

Before joining the company in April 2013 was the head of “DTEK Neftegas”. Prior to that, between October 2009 and September 2001, worked in the company “Novatek” – the largest independent gas producer in Russia. In particular, he was the head of its sister company “Novatek – Tarkosaleneftegas” with an annual gas production of 14 billion cubic metres. For several years held management positions in the largest private oil company “Yukos”. Has two degrees. In 1998 graduated from Samara State Technical University majoring in Oil and Gas Exprloration, in 2000 graduated from Samara Economics Academy majoring in Credit and Finance. Has a PhD in Technical Sciences.

Alastair D. McBain has been the Chief Executive Officer of Arawak Energy Corp. since September 10, 2002 and served as its President since September 10, 2002. Mr. McBain serves as Consultant to the Vitol Group of companies, a leading International oil trading and Marketing Group. Mr. McBain holds a graduate degree from Oxford University.

Oleg Prokhorenko is CEO and Chairman of the Board of UkrGasVydobuvannya (UGV) since June 2015. UGV is Ukraine’s largest natural gas producer, with ~15 bcm pa of production (~75% of Ukraine’s total), and one of the largest companies in Ukraine. Prior to UGV, Oleg Prokhorenko spent almost 8 years as associate principal, engagement manager and consultant with McKinsey & Company in Kiev, Ukraine and Dubai, OAE. At McKinsey Oleg worked with largest private companies and significant state institutions in oil and gas, power generation, metals and mining, and public sector on strategy development, operational improvement, and organization restructuring. Oleg Prokhorenko holds Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government (with honors) from Dartmouth College.

Date and place of birth: 27 Nov 1974, Kyiv.
In 2002 graduated from Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics with MA in Banking.
In 2005 graduated from Brandeis International Business School (Master of Business Administration “International Finance”).
- 1994 – 1997 : PricewaterhouseCoopers, auditor;
- 1997 – 1999 : ING Barings Ukraine, Financial Controller;
- 1999 – 2001 : Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (Saloniki, Greece), Financial Controller;
- 2001 – 2003 : maternity leave;
- 2003 – 2005 : Brandeis International Business School, США, MBA Edmund S.Muskie Programm; Fund Raising Events Coordinator at Harvard Univesity;
- 2005 – 2007 : Concorde Capital, Director, Corporate Finance;
- 2007 – 2009 : “Cushman&Wakefield Ukraine”, Director, capital markets;
- 2009 – 2011 : Adamant Investments, Director, Corporate Finance;
- 2011 – April 2014 : JSC Tysagaz, Financial Director; CUB Energy Inc., VP Finance.
From October 2014 – Member of Parliament (Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine), Secretary of Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety.

Yuriy is holding the position of a Group Chief Commercial Officer at National Joint-Stock Company “Naftogaz of Ukraine”, where he is responsible for sourcing of gas in the European market, restructuring of Naftogaz, facilitation of company related economic reforms in Ukraine.

He has about 14 years of experience with Naftogaz, as well as substantial experience in the financial sector in Ukraine and abroad. Prior to his current position, Yuriy has been working with the company in a variety of roles, including head of corporate finance (2004-2005), senior advisor to the chairman (2006-2007) and non-staff advisor to the chairman (2008-2014), Managing Director, Head of International Business (2014-2016).

Yuriy began his career in the international audit and consulting group PriceWaterhouseCoopers (1998-2002), where he advised major Ukrainian companies on financial management.

He worked at Merill Lynch investment bank in London (2005-2006), was a Senior VP and COO of the international investment fund Amstar Europe, headquartered in Denver, US (2008-2010). In 2010 Yuriy co-founded a local investment banking advisory firm AYA Capital.

Yuriy holds an MBA degree from the INSEAD Business School (France, Singapore).

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Graduated from Georgia State University (USA) in Bachelor of Science and later received his MBA from Georgetown University (USA). He worked in Atlanta (Georgia, USA) in the field of project management (company IBM GlobalServices, Ford and Harrison LLP and Eclipsys Corporation), held on the position of Business Development Director in the divisions of the international energy corporation AES in Kazakhstan, Russia, Great Britain, Turkey and Africa, headed the business development in Europe and the CIS in an international company ContourGlobal, he had been as Director of DTEK Power Trade, and later - the commercial director of DTEK (the largest energy company in Ukraine).

George Rud'ko is Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Doctor of Geographical Sciences, PhD, Professor, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academician of the Academy of Mining Sciences, chairman of the State Committee of Ukraine on Mineral Resources.
He was born in 1952 in the Tyumen region (Russia). He graduated from the Geological Department of Lviv University (1974) and graduated from the Faculty of Geography of Chernivtsi (1984) University.

He worked in the field of geological expeditions in Altai, Western and Eastern Siberia, Carpathian and other regions of Ukraine, the Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, Chechnya), Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan), Kazakhstan. He participated in the exploration of industrial fields in Ukraine and Russia. Work experience is 35 years, including 19 years of practical field experience and 23 years of research experience.

He is a member of Group of Experts of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on harmonization of terminology concerning reserves and mineral resources.

He is a member of the political party Obiednannya Samopomich and a deputy team leader on the inter-parliamentary relations with Poland. He is a member of the inter-parliamentary relations with the United States. Lev is a General Director of JSC Pivdenzahidelektromerezhbud. He was the initiator and president of Lviv tourism alliance. He lives in Lviv. He is an expert in the areas of electricity, tourism.

Co-founder and CFO of Ruspetro plc from December 2011 to February 2015
Acting CEO from July to December 2013
Formerly private equity investor and M&A advisor in Russia, Ukraine and other CIS countries on
origination, trading and structuring of equity,
derivatives and distressed debt.
Served as an advisor to:
VR Capital from 2001 to 2007
Raven Russia from 2005 to 2007
Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers
Speaks fluent Russian.

Bart Riemens has been active in the European natural gas markets since 1998.

Educated as a mechanical engineer and business administration he started his career at Dutch utility Essent, followed by various roles at BP Gas Marketing and RWE Supply & Trading to land at Axpo Trading AG (previously EGL AG) in 2012.

Bart has successfully build natural gas supply and trading portfolios in many developing and liberalizing countries over the years.

At Axpo Bart started first gas deliveries to Ukraine in 2013 reaching a top 3 position in supplies to Ukraine in 2016 with a volume of over 2 BCM.

Since 2015 Bart is also in charge of Axpo`s LNG trading activities with trading nearly 1 MTPA since September 2016.

Currently Bart is heading the gas trading, LNG and long term contracts (Russian & Caspian gas) desk.

Simon Pirani has since 2007 been Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, working on the Natural Gas Research Programme. His research focuses on the development of natural gas markets, and changing consumption patterns, in the former Soviet Union. He was, most recently, editor of and contributor to The Russian Gas Matrix: How Markets are Driving Change (Oxford University Press, 2014). His publications on the Ukrainian gas sector and Russo-Ukrainian gas relationships include Ukraine’s Gas Sector (2007), What The Ukrainian Crisis Means For Gas Markets (2014) and (with Katja Yafimava) Russian Gas Transit Across Ukraine Post-2019 (2016). Prior to joining the Institute, Pirani wrote about Russia and Ukraine as a journalist and historian.

Founder and General Director of IMEPOWER Consulting. Dr. Kubrushko graduated from Kyiv National Economic University and started his career in consulting and investment business in 1997 when he advised AES Corporation and Tractebel on investment opportunities in power and gas sectors of Ukraine. From 1999 until 2003, he was Deputy Project Director of the USAID project performed by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu EMG providing assistance to the Government on privatization of power distribution and power generating companies.
Since 2003 Dr. Kubrushko has been advising international clients on investment and market entry strategies in Ukraine with focus on structuring and development of investment projects in power and gas sectors, asset due diligence and valuation, preparation of risk mitigation schemes. He was involved in such projects as construction of Dniester Hydro Pumped Storage Station, reconstruction of hydro power plants in the Western Ukraine, construction of the back-to-back station between Ukraine and UCTE, construction of CCGT power plant in Crimea, reconstruction of the high voltage power transmission line from Moldova TPP to the substation Isaccea in Romania.
Dr. Kubrushko was in charge of valuating several Ukrainian power distribution companies for the London Court of International Arbitration, coordinated due diligence of Moldova TPP in Trans Dniester Republic and power distribution company in the Eastern Ukraine, was involved in assessment of the investment program of Ekibaztus TPP in Kazakhstan.
Dr. Kubrushko has significant experience of transaction advice related to electricity export from Ukraine to the Eastern Europe. For the last years, he has been actively involved in structuring and analyzing renewable energy projects with focus on wind farms and small hydros.

Marina Petrov has been appointed EBRD Deputy Director, Ukraine on 19 January 2015. Marina has joined the EBRD in 1995 as part of the team that opened the EBRD Resident Office in Chisinau, Moldova.

In 2001 Marina has moved to Financial Institutions department first in London and later in Moscow. In 2009 Marina was appointed the Head of St. Petersburg office in charge of the EBRD’s business in the North-West Federal District of Russia. 

She also held numerous Supervisory Board positions in financial institutions and equity funds in Russia. 

 Marina has graduated from Moscow State University.

President Shelton Canada Corp and Board Director Shelton Petroleum
Zenon Potoczny, born 1957 and raised in Ukraine, has extensive experience both in the oil and gas industry and working internationally. Mr. Potoczny served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Shelton Canada Corp. since the company's listing on the TSX Venture Exchange in 1996. Mr. Potoczny serves as president of Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Potoczny holds an MSc in Engineering and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

Jozsef Balogh had been active in the CEE energy markets since 1992. He is a lawyer by education and started off his career with Clifford Chance, Energy and Natural Resources Team in London. He moved to NM Rothschild in 1994 to privatize the Hungarian gas distribution companies. After this experience, Jozsef completed his Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh, Faculty of Law. But he never returned to the law profession.
Jozsef joined ENRON in 1998 and stayed with this company after the collapse. His ENRON roles included government and regulation, Central European origination and, finally, ENRON Teesside Operation Ltd, where he was working on UK gas and power deals. Jozsef spent the post-ENRON years with various energy traders.

Yaroslav was responsible for M&A and greenfield projects development in CIS countries including coal-fired power plants, wind farms and biomass CHP at US based company ContourGlobal. Since 2011 was responsible for all export-import operations with power, gas, coal and CO2 with a turnover over about USD 1 bn within the largest Ukrainian energy company DTEK. Yaroslav managed to increase Ukrainian power export from 4.1 TWh in 2010 to 9.7 TWh in 2013 and implemented new coal sales strategy. Yaroslav negotiated first reverse contracts for gas imports from Poland and Hungary on behalf of private companies. In 2014-2015 Yaroslav took position of Head of coal trading at DTEK with 40 mn t of coal under management. In September 2014 Yaroslav managed coal import deliveries over 2 mn t from Russia, Australia and South Africa to Ukraine.

Igor Tynnyi was born in Kyiv, February 22, 1975.
In 1997 he graduated from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University. He received Ph.D in economics in 2000.

From 1997 to 2004 independent businessman, management consultant and lector of Macroeconomics in Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University. In 2001 and 2005 served as a part-time Advisory of Prime Ministers of Ukraine

Since 2008 - founding partner (co-partner) of Energy Holding “Hydroenergoinvest-Aquanova” that now operates solar and 29 small hydropower stations across Ukraine with total installed capacity of 30 MW, 7 more small hydro power stations are under development/construction;

He serves as a Member of Supervisory Board of JSC “Kyivspectrans” (leading solid waste operator in Kiev) and also owns Corporation Ukrvtorresursy (provider of solid waste services in Kyiv and Chernivsi).

In 2012 - 2015 she has been Energy Analyst at SSE Plc
In December 2009 - December 2011 she was Investor Relations Analyst in Scottish and Southern Energy
December 2009 she graduаted from University of Edinburgh Business School, MSc (2:1) , Finance & Investment
In January 2008 she received CISI Diploma from Charted Institute for Securities & Investment
In January 2002 - December 2008 she graduated from Kyiv Mohyla Academy, MA (Hons), BA , Finance
Also she graduated from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - ACCA, Level I&II

Expert in the field of economics of natural resources, investment and corporate governance, Ph.D. (economics).

Over 20 scientific publications in Ukraine and abroad.

 

He has successful practical international and domestic experience in business restructuring and legal entities reorganization in energy and machinery sectors.

Expert in a number of international projects and researches in the field of the construction, development and operation of energy infrastructure and environmental issues.

Member of the Working Committee "Liquefied natural gas (LNG)" of International Gas Union (2000-2005).

 

Certified specialist in engineering (HSE).

 

Worked in key positions for leading Ukrainian and international oil and gas and engineering companies: Ukrnafta, Naftogaz of Ukraine, TNK, Khantymansiyskneftegasgeologia, Metso Automation, ILF Consulting Engineers.

Works at the Razumkov Centre from January 2015.

Wolfgang Nachtmann earned his PhD in geology at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Having worked for more than 40 years in the petroleum E&P industry in Central & Eastern Europe, Texas, Georgia and Ukraine he held, inter alia, management functions in JV companies in Western Ukraine and on Crimea. 2010-12 he was heavily involved in the geo-technical evaluation of the shale gas potential of Western Ukraine.

Having retired from his last industry job just recently, he continues teaching petroleum exploration & production related topics at the Petroleum Geology Department of the Montanuniversitaet (mining university) Leoben, Austria. In the lab of this department, more than hundred shale samples from Ukraine were analysed in the course of the presented shale gas study.  

Further, Mr. Nachtmann acts as petroleum E&P consultant with focus on (Western) Ukraine.

BSC in marine Structural Engineering and MSc in Energy Economics, served as staff engineer and project manager for a number of North Sea offshore oil & gas developments. Business development manager for the Nordic Power Exchange (NordPool) and advisor to the Norwegian and Swedish governments re. green certificate schemes. Founder and during the last 10 years CEO for one of Norway’s major small scale hydro energy companies, Blåfall. Together with Ukranian experts within energy policy and supported by the Norwegian MFA and the Ukranian Min of Coal and Energy he prepared a “road map” for small scale hydro in Ukraine in 2016. Currently in charge of a development of small scale hydro projects in Ukraine within a Nordic/Ukranian cooperation setting.

DOB: 1960. Education & qualification background: certified economist, МВА, Honoured Economist of Ukraine. Professional experience duration: over 36 years. Mr. V. V. Hryhorovskyi worked in the Economic and Energy Departments of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers for over 10 years. In particular, he chaired the Energy Saving Monitoring and Energy Regulation Sector under the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers. Mr. Hryhorovskyi was the First Deputy Chair of the Ukrainian Energy Saving Public Committee (2003-2006), the Deputy and the First Deputy Chair of the Ukrainian National Agency for Efficient Use of Energy Resources (2006-2011), the First Deputy Chair of Ukrainian Governmental Agency for Energy Efficiency (2011-2014). Currently, Mr. V. V. Hryhorovskyi is the President of the Association of Power Distribution Network Operators (a public association).

DOB: 1961. Education & qualification background: four higher education diplomas, with two of them being European diplomas; Public Administration Candidate of Sciences, associate professor. Professional experience: 30 years of professional operation in the fuels and energy sector. Mr. S. F. Dubovyk worked in the Fuels and Energy Office under the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers (1997-2011), including five years in the office of the Chair of the Power Industry Department. Mr. Dubovyk was also the Deputy Chair of the Ukrainian National Agency for Efficient Use of Energy Resources (2011-2015) primarily focused on renewable energy sources development. Currently, Mr. S. F. Dubovyk is an active member of the Directorate of the Association of Power Distribution Network Operators.

Christopher Glover is a Canadian lawyer and businessman, he has worked in Ukraine for more than six years and is an expert in Ukrainian energy, primarily assisting foreign investors in unconventional gas exploration.

Andy Hunder is a native Londoner, who over the past two decades has become a recognised leading specialist in Public Affairs, Communications and Government Relations in Ukraine. On April 15, 2015 Andy was appointed President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.

In 1997 Andy was a TV presenter on a leading Ukrainian television channel. For seven years he headed the Public Relations department at Ukrainian Mobile Communications (now Vodafone Ukraine) and in 2004 was appointed External Affairs and Communications manager at GlaxoSmithKline with responsibility for Ukraine, Central Asia and the Caucasus. He later launched the London office of Ukrainian law firm Magisters and later Sayenko Kharenko, where he also headed the Government Relations practice. The Ukrainian law firms in London served as conduits to service multinational clients investing in Ukraine.

In 2010 Hunder was appointed the director of the Ukrainian Institute in London and was a regular commentator on Ukrainian current affairs in the global media. During 2014 he was interviewed live more than 100 times on top international TV and Radio stations, including the BBC, CNN, Sky News, Bloomberg TV, ITV, Al Jazeera and others. He has spoken on Ukrainian current affairs issues at the Houses of Parliament, House of Lords, Oxford University, London School of Economics and University College London.

Andy studied Philosophy and Theology in Rome, Italy. He speaks fluent English, Ukrainian, Russian and Italian. Andy is married and with his wife have two sons.

Born in Voronovitsya, Vinnitska region, Ukraine, November 26, 1980. In 2003 graduated from Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master Degree of International Economic Relations. In 2004 graduated from KDI School of Public Policy and Management (Seoul, South Korea), Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA).

Doctor of Science, Economics. The author of over 100 publications, including 5 books about the problems and prospects of attracting foreign capital and investments to Ukraine.

Experience

01.2000 - 09.2000

Economist at a private investment banking firm «SARS».

01.2001 – 10.2001

Deputy Director at «Bonus ltd».

11.2001 – 06.2002

Financial Analyst at investment company «SigmaBleyzer».

07.2002 – 10.2005

Assistant to MP of Ukraine, Parliament of Ukraine.

10.2005 – 07.2010

Assistant to Deputy Governor of the National bank of Ukraine, the Secretariat of the Deputy Heads and Executive Directors of the Secretariat of the National Bank of Ukraine, Specialist for the financial and banking system research of the Research Centre of the National Bank of Ukraine.

Dmitry Malyar graduated from the Donetsk National Technical University with the specialist’s degree in business economics and Master’s degree in ‘Power Plants’.
Mr Malyar started his career in 2002 in the electricity-supplying company Service-Invest where he gained professional experience working in production and sales divisions of the company and later holding the position of the Deputy Economy Director and Deputy Marketing and Supply Director. In 2006, he moved to the position of the Deputy Director for Ensuring the Wholesale Market Activities in SE Energorynok. From 2008 to 2009 he was the head of the Energorynok Relations Department in the energy generating company Skhidenergo.
In 2009, Dmitry joined DTEK’s team where he worked his way from an Electricity Wholesale Sales Manager to the Head of the Commercial Optimization and Analysis Department.

Gennady Kobal has 14-year experience in the oil and gas industry. He has started in Ukrgazvydobuvannya as a marketing specialist. In 2005-2006 he worked as a correspondent responsible for energy direction in the business periodicals, including Economic News, Delo, and Business. Later he went to work as press-secretary in the largest producer, Ukrgazvydobuvannya.

Since 2013 he has been working in the consulting business. In 2016 he established his own company, Exploration & Production Consulting (ExPro) providing services for the oil and gas industry companies.

Gennady, with his enormous experience in journalism and publishing, issues news digests and an oil production market reviews on the ExPro basis. Weekly Digest, famous both in Ukraine and among the foreign companies operating in Ukraine, is ExPro’s calling card.

The other important direction of the company’s activities is marketing studies. Moreover, Gennady writes a lot for the leading Ukrainian periodicals, including the Zerkalo Nedeli and Delovaya Stolitsa (Weekly Mirror and Business Capital) and is one of the leading experts in Ukrainian oil and gas market.

Mr Bartłomiej Korzeniewski – Executive Director of the PGNiG Wholesale Trading Branch.
Mr Korzeniewski has over 20 years of experience in oil&gas and energy sectors.

Graduate of University of Warsaw at Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics.

Completed PhD studies at Collegium of Management and Finance at Warsaw School of Economics.

With the PGNiG Group since 2011.

PGNiG Wholesale Trading Branch is responsible for natural gas, LNG, oil, electricity, emissions and other commodities portfolio management and trading for the whole PGNiG Group