Ukrainian Energy Forum

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

26 - 28 February 2019

InterContinental Hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine

Speakers 2018:

Curriculum Vitae of Ambassador Hugues Mingarelli


29 August 2016 -

EU Ambassador to Ukraine, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine


Sept 2015 – Aug 2016:

Senior Adviser on Global Strategy and ENP Review Implementation


Jan 2011 – Sep 2015:

European External Action Service – Managing Director for North Africa, Middle East, Arabian Peninsula


Sep 2007 – Dec 2010:

European Commission – DG RELEX – Deputy Director-General for Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia, North Africa, Middle East, European Neighbourhood Policy


Feb 2007 –Aug 2007:

European Commission – DG RELEX – Director for Middle East & South Mediterranean


Jul 2002 – Jan 2007:

European Commission – DG RELEX – Director for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia


Jan 2000 – Jun 2002: Director of the European Agency for Reconstruction

(Management of EU Assistance to Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro and FYROM)



European Commission – DG RELEX – Head of Unit for the New Independent States (Implementation of the partnership and Cooperation Agreements – Management of the TACIS programme)



European Commission – DG DEV – Principal Administrator - Country Officer for Nigeria



European Court of Auditors – Administrator – Audit of Structural Funds (82-84) and European Development Fund (85-87)



Financial Analyst in a Financial Institution (Paris) 


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.

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.

Mark Rollins joined Ukrnafta as the Chairman of the Executive Board in September 2015. He has over 25 years of work experience in the oil and gas industry, having worked as part of the senior leadership for such global energy companies as Shell, ARCO, and BG Group. Mr Rollins has an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University, and a DPhil in Engineering Science from Oxford 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.

With his 25-years’ experience in gas industry, he was in charge of the unbundling process, and the founding of Gaz-System S.A., Poland’s independent TSO, in 2003-2004.

 Born in 1963, Mr. Stańczak got his engineering degrees at Emilian Konopczyński Institute and the Warsaw University of Technology. Later, he continued his study at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). After a few years, he received MBA diplomas from Leon Koźmiński Academy Of Entrepreneurship and Management (Warsaw) and University of Bradford.

 Between 2004 and 2008, he served as a Technical Director – Member of the Board of Gaz-System. He was responsible for developing and implementing investment plans, daily maintenance of the transmission system, coordinating permitting and licensing processes with relevant state regulators and authorities.

 During the past five years Paweł Stańczak hold different positions within PGNiG Technologie S.A. (Krosno, Poland) as the R&D Manager (2012-2014), Construction Project Manager (2014-2015), and Technical Director, Member of the Board (2016-July 2017).

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.

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).

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).

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 – 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Mikhail Korchemkin is the founder and managing director of East European Gas Analysis, a consulting company that specializes in cost-benefit and financial analysis of natural gas projects in the former Soviet Union.

His previous experience includes performing numerous feasibility studies for the USSR Gas Ministry, predecessor of Gazprom.

Prior to going into full-time consulting Mikhail taught at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also had visiting scholarships at Harvard University and Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Mikhail has consulted numerous corporate and governmental clients including ABN-AMRO Bank, Amoco, BP, British Gas, Chevron, Conoco, Ernst & Young, ExxonMobil, Gas Strategies, Gasunie, Neste Oy, Osaka Gas, OTA of the U.S. Congress, Ruhrgas, Shell, Statoil , Swedegas, Total, Vattenfall and The World Bank. He has acted as expert witness in arbitration cases concerning natural gas business in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Steve Walsh has over 30 years in various leadership roles within the energy & mining industry. He began his civilian career with the AES Corporation in 1999 leading both generation and distribution businesses in Latin America. In June 2006 he was appointed as President, AES Ukraine/Kazakhstan and in 2009 President/CEO AES South Asia & Middle East. Leaving AES in late 2011 he formed Tier One Capital Management LLC, a boutique investment & transaction advisory company and worked there until  2013 when he joined Traxys as their CEO of the Power Group and Chief Re-Structuring Officer. Recently he completed the re-structuring & sale of the assets of the power group and now serves as a Traxys managing director as well as a strategic advisor to several private equity companies. Prior to his civilian career, Steve served as an officer in US Marines, primarily in special operations assignments worldwide.


Steve serves on the board of PM Power Group, The Virginia Polo Center, and is a frequent guest speaker/author in the energy and mining space. A rated land/sea instrument pilot, he is a volunteer search and rescue pilot with the US Civil Air Patrol.


Steve is a graduate of the US Naval Academy (BS), Strayer University (MSBA) and Harvard Business School’s AMP.


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.

Adviser to Director of SC “Energorynok”. He is responsible for development of reform strategy for SC “Energorynok” during transition to the new electricity market of Ukraine, coordinates work concerning reorganization of SC “Energorynok” and implementation of software for day-ahead and intraday markets. He provides coordination of activities around electricity market reform with the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, NEURC, Ministry of energy and coal industry and other state bodies, international organizations.

Deputy Head of Project Office on electricity market reform at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

From 2010 to 2014 worked in Ukrainian and international law firms where in particular he received experience in legal assisting of energy projects and transactions.

From 2014 to 2015 - the chief lawyer in the strategic EU Commission project on synchronization of Ukraine energy system with the European energy system ENTSO-E. Having coordinated his activity with Ukrenergo and European system operators (Transelectrica, PSE, MAVIR, Moldelectrica, EMC, Elia), he prepared the regulatory basis for synchronization of both energy systems.

From 2015 to 2016 worked as the lawyer at the Ukrainian project office of the Energy Community Secretariat, where he took part in preparation of many secondary legislative acts for the new model of electricity market of Ukraine.

From 2016 to 2017 worked as the electricity market specialist in the World Bank Project at the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine and provided preparation of the new draft law on electricity market of Ukraine, the author of many provisions of this draft law. As the member of the work group at the Fuel and Energy Committee at the Parliament of Ukraine, he assisted all period of preparation of the draft law till the final its adoption on April, 2017.

Among the higher legal education in Ukraine, he graduated from the University of York (United Kingdom) with the master’s degree international corporate and commercial law (LL.M).


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

Peter O'Brien is the Country Director and Head of EuroCape's wind development projects in the Ukraine. He is based in EuroCape's Kiev offices and also oversees all operations and project development in EuroCape's offices in the Zaparosha region. Mr. O'Brien has extensive business and project development experience in Europe and the Ukraine where he has been based for more than eleven years. He was previously employed by ECE Projekt management GmbH in Hamburg, by ORCO in Luxembourg, Rodamco in Rotterdam, and NCH Capital in New York.

Degrees: Masters of Business Administration, INSEAD; BA, Wesleyan University, USA )

Languages: English; Russian; Spanish

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.

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.

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.

Sergiy Maslichenko has got a PhD from Kyiv National Economic University and carried out post-doctoral research at Oxford University in 2002-2003 as Chevening/FCO/OSF Scholar. From 1999 to 2002, he was an adviser on energy issues to the Parliament and the Cabinet. In 2003 he established Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Legal Analysis – a think-tank providing expertise on economic and energy issues. He also advised the British government on energy strategies in Russia and Kazakhstan’s. In 2007 Sergiy joined the EBRD, where he has been leading the Bank’s energy efficiency and renewable energy business development and policy dialogue in Ukraine and the Caucasus. This includes energy efficiency projects in industry and agribusiness, energy efficiency credit lines for commercial banks (UKEEP, IQ Energy, Ukraine Sustainable Energy Lending Facility (USELF,, FINTECC Ukraine (, ESCO financing for public buildings energy efficiency. In 2007-2016, over 150 energy efficiency and renewable energy projects obtained EUR 2.5 billion of the EBRD financing in Ukraine

Hendrik Pollex started his career within the gas business at the Dispatching Centre of the former German company BEB Erdoel Erdgas GmbH in 1984. Hendrik is an expert in operational matters having worked in a lot of different positions along the total gas chain including being head of Contract Dispatching and Capacity Management Department. As Manager of the Balancing Energy department within Gasunie Deutschland, Hendrik was responsible for the daily operation and cooperation of the market areas Aequamus and Gaspool in Germany.

Hendrik worked on an assignment basis as Business Adviser for Shell Energy Europe in The Hague and as Project Manager for Gas Transport Services BV in Groningen. As BEB’s representative Hendrik was member of different WGs under the umbrella of EASEE-gas and GTE to define and develop business rules, CBPs and GGP for harmonising and streamlining the gas transport across Europe and was involved in the negotiation of IAs for cross border points.

Since September 2012 Hendrik has been working for the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas. In his current position as Business Area Manager for System Operations he is in charge for activities related to technical cooperation between members or between members and non-EU TSOs as well as for activities related to Transparency including the Transparency Platform, the Union-wide platform where TSOs publish data related to the operation of their networks.

Since his appointment in August, 2014 Mr. Savchuk has achieved a significant success in developing energy efficiency and renewable energy spheres of Ukraine. Due to the initiated and implemented measures and incentives in Ukraine there are some main achievements:

·        adopted National Action Plans on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy till 2020;

·        more than 400 thousand Ukrainian families became participants of the state energy efficiency support program;

·        Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) and energy management in the public sector were introduced for the first time in Ukraine;

·        More than 3 hundred EPC tenders were announced through the ProZorro e-procurement platform in 4th quarter of 2017;

·        Since 2014 there have been installed 2 GW of new non-gas heat power capacities with investments of more than 460 million euros;

·        6,02 bln m3 (25%) of natural gas consumption were reduced and substituted by individual consumers, heat production companies and public institutions in Ukraine in 2017 in comparison with 2014. About 1,2 billion euros a year were saved;

·        Since 2015 there have been installed 408 MW of renewable electricity capacities worth 400 million euros;

·        3010 households installed solar panels with total capacity of 51 MW;

·        Ukraine has become a member of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).


Overall, Mr. Savchuk has more than 20-year professional experience. He held executive positions both in public administration and private sector. Thus, Mr. Savchuk worked as a Deputy Head of the Energy Department at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Particularly, in 2004 he led the project on the completion of two nuclear power plants construction. Then he became a Member of the Supervisory Board at the JSC Naftogaz of Ukraine in 2010, a Deputy Head of the License Control Department at the National Energy Regulation Commission in 2011, an Advisor on energy issues to the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2012, a Member of the Supervisory Board at the commercial bank in 2013. Working in private sector, Mr. Savchuk led renewable energy project in 2012-2013.


Mr. Savchuk holds a master's degree in public administration from the Ukrainian Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine (2003) and a degree in business management from the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" (1997).


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.

Vitaliy is a Partner of the Energy and Projects practice at the Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna. His specialties are: Oil and Gas, Mineral Resources, Conventional & Renewable Power Generation and Kyoto Protocol Projects.
Vitaliy was ranked by the Chambers Europe 2012-2014 as a Band 1 lawyer in Energy and Natural Resources for Ukraine with commentators identifying him as “a standout figure for energy law in Ukraine” and “a superb lawyer, instrumental to the practice” as well as “one of the best for shale gas projects and PSAs”.
Vitaliy is an active participant of the Fuel and Energy Committee of European Business Association in Ukraine, Co-Chairman of the Energy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce and, also, a member of Association of International Petroleum Negotiations (AIPN).

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.



Dubovskyi Oleksii Ievgenovych - Chairman of the Exchange Committee of the Commodity Exchange "Ukrainian Energy Exchange", ideologue of the introduction of market exchange instruments for energy resources trading in Ukraine and the approximation of pricing mechanisms to world practice. Has 15 years of experience in exchange markets, is an expert of energy markets, process of their functioning and liberalization, activities of the world exchange market. Participant and expert of working groups and public platforms on reforming energy markets of Ukraine, developing normative support for the process of their reform.

He received economic education in Union College, New York, USA (1997) and Kyiv National University by the name of Taras Shevchenko, Institute of International Relations, international law (2008-2010).

He joined the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in 1997 as specialist and moved to Capital Markets Division in External Debt Department of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine as its Head. He was the Deputy Chairman of the Board in Commercial Bank NRB-Ukraine in 2001, and worked on the same position for TAS-Investbank in 2002. He established investment company ARTA in 2013, which is among the leading investment companies in Ukraine now. For two years, until the appointment of the Chairman of the NSSMC in January 2015, he was the Executive Director in GASE Energy, Inc.

His spheres of interest included investment banking, capital markets, oil & gas and alternative energy sectors.


National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" (NaUKMA)

MSc in Political Science



Energy Market analyst

LLC «Naftogasbudinformatika»


 Energy Market analyst

Argus Media



ITL Group

Petroleum products offshore supply



PJSC «UkrGasVydobuvannya»

10 August 2015 – Present



History, long-distance running, functional physical training


Larry P. Connor, technical coordinator — advising senior vice president, has been a petroleum engineer for more than 40 years.  He has a comprehensive understanding of traditional reservoir engineering techniques including performance-curve analysis, volumetric analysis, material balance calculations, waterflood analysis, gas deliverability, infill-drilling analysis and other methods.  Connor joined Ryder Scott in 1981. He began his career at Amoco Production Co. as a reservoir engineer in operations where he evaluated proposals for drilling, including infills, recompletions and well stimulations.  He also served as manager of the Calgary office and group leader in Houston.  Connor currently manages reserves and resources evaluations projects in the FSU with a focus on conventional and unconventional oil and gas reservoirs there and globally.  He has a BS degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University.  Connor is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.  He also is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.  In 2015, Connor was the project leader for the independent certification of gas and associated oil reserves and resources in all major oil and gas basins of the Ukraine.

Vitaliy Charkovskyy, senior petroleum engineer, estimates reserves and conducts detailed technical studies using rate transient analysis and reservoir simulation. His areas of expertise also include evaluation of steam-assisted gravity drainage assets and technical studies focused on full-field gas deliverability models.  Charkovskyy joined Ryder Scott Canada five years ago.  Before that, he worked at the CO2-EOR business unit of the Saskatchewan Research Council Energy Division from 2010 to 2012. He performed reservoir simulations of fields in the Bakken formation.  Charkovskyy characterized complex reservoir fluid systems using an equation-of-state package. He also performed core flood simulations for a miscible CO2 injection project.  Charkovskyy also conducted simulations of waterflood, immiscible CO2 WAG, surfactant-polymer flood and polymer-enhanced-foam flood projects in heavy oil reservoirs.  Charkovskyy is registered engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and Saskatchewan.  He has BEng and MEng degrees in oil and gas recovery from Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas and an MS degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Regina.

Julien Mauduit is a Senior Banker within the Power and Energy Utilities team (part of the EBRD Energy Business Group), who has the primary coverage responsibility for the Bank’s operations in this sector in Central and Eastern Europe. He has had coverage responsibility in the past and also led landmark transactions for the Bank in, Jordan, Romania, Turkey, Morocco and Tunisia. He has nearly twenty years of experience and has developed a strong expertise in the origination and execution of both debt and equity transactions. Prior to joining the Bank in 2009, Julien worked for the investment banking practice of HSBC, mostly focusing on the energy sector and emerging markets. He holds a Master degree from Sciences Po Paris and a BAA from HEC Montreal. Julien is also a CFA charterholder.

Ivan Lysenko was appointed the head of business development department in 2017.

In 2007-2012 he worked in investment banking, holding the position of a vice-president in one of leading operators of Ukrainian capital market, Socrat Investment Group, implementing fund-raising and M&A deals.

From 2003 to 2007, Ivan managed business development and optimisation projects in the largest financial and industrial holding of Ukraine - Interpipe - and designed the strategy of Centravis, one of the world leading manufacturers of stainless steel pipes.  

Ivan began his career in the industrial sector in the Strategic Development Division of Dneprspetsstal company, having graduated with honours from Zaporizhzhya National Technical University. 

Eugene Bushma has been heading DTEK ESCO since July 2017. He graduated from the KPI as an engineer in the field of electronics and telecommunications. He began his career at Ukrainian Mobile Communications CJSC, then he worked for Ukrtelecom and Volya Kabel. Since 2014, as a commercial director, Eugene Bushma has been responsible for servicing Kyivenergo customers, creating new services, participated in the working group on adapting the company to reforming the electricity market.


 Builder of highly profitable natural gas and LNG portfolios in existing, developing and new markets from scratch without any existing asset base or other related business and with minimal capital requirements.  Team leader and player with the ability to motivate people and ensuring the overall result has priority over individual targets.

 Experienced commercial portfolio optimizer of large and complex European gas and power portfolios, including long term flexible contracts, storage & transport capacities, power stations, industrial, B2B, B2C customers.

 Vast knowledge of global energy markets including the correlative factors determining the cross commodity spreads and substitution activities. Foreseeing the impact of renewable energy on power and gas demand as well as understanding the impact of new technologies like shale gas, small scale LNG and power to gas.

 Developing/promoting gas trading at newly emerging trading locations, taking positions at nearly every trading location or physical connection point all around Europe with the aim to benefit from being a frontrunner.

 Successful speculative trading at liquid and non - liquid trading locations either outright or as location- or time spreads, including speculative capacity positions to maximize extrinsic value.

 In-depth and extensive knowledge of all operational aspects of capacity and balancing regimes including the consequences of regulatory changes and using this knowledge to maximize intrinsic and extrinsic value of the portfolio from trading within-day to long-term.

 Extensive external network of counterparties including all companies active in energy trading within Europe and abroad (Utilities, Investment Banks, Energy Majors, Trading Houses, and large, medium and very small Downstream Customers/Retail Companies).

Mr. Maksym Maksimentsev is a Vice Chairman of the Board and CFO in leading Ukrainian national geological exploration and production company Nadra Ukrayny PJSC, where 100% share capital belongs to the State represented by the Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers. Along with that he is a member of the Board of directors in Westgasinvest LLS, a joint venture with ENI.

Mr. Maksimentsev holds a Ph.D. Degree in Economics from T. Shevchenko National University (Kyiv, Ukraine) and MA Degree in Economics from Northeastern University (Boston, USA) due to E. Muskie Fellowship (under the authority of the U.S. Department of State). He worked at various positions in business planning for John Hancock Financial Services (Boston, USA), a UNDP (Kyiv, Ukraine) project and Philip Morris Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine) prior to joining Nadra Ukrayny PJSC in 2005. Nadra Ukrayny PJSC is a stakeholder in joint E&P projects with ENI (within Production Sharing Agreement in the Black Sea and Westgasinvest LLC, Ukraine), Électricité de France (Production Sharing Agreement in the Black Sea, Ukraine), Shell (Production Sharing Agreement within Yuzivska Area in Ukraine). He is a frequent guest and speaker at Ukrainian Energy Forum and Global events held by Adam Smith Conferences, CWC and IHS CERA, which are devoted to Shale gas, LNG and E&P developments and strategies in Ukraine, Europe and the World.

Oleg Kirilyuk works as Deputy Head of the State Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine,currently temporarily fulfills the duties of the Head of the State Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine from May 25, 2017

He has 39 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Prior to joining DTEK Naftogaz, for two years he served as the head of the geological department - Chief Geologist of PJSC "Naftogazvydobuvannya".

Previously, he held senior positions in the Nadra group of companies, worked at the State Enterprise Ukrgeofizika, the Ukrainian-American joint venture "Borislav Oil Company" and the Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Combustible Minerals of the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine.

He has a higher education in the specialty "Mining Engineer". Candidate of geological and mineralogical sciences.

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.

During 2013-2015, defended his master's thesis on the topic of the energy exchange in Ukraine creation, obtained MBA degree (business school TURIBA, Riga, Latvia).

 Since 2015, author of publications on gas and energy issues in Ukrainian and foreign online and printed media.

 Adherent of the creation of gas exchange in Ukraine – competitive with leading Europe’s energy exchanges. The concepts of the gas exchange creation delivered to the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine.

Negotiated with the management of the Polish Energy Exchange (POLPX) of running energy exchange test platform in Kyiv.

Bruce Dingeman currently serves as Director of Exploration and Production for Naftogaz of Ukraine where he is responsible for upstream operations. He has over 30 years of global industry experience.
Prior to joining Naftogaz, Bruce was Chief Executive Officer for CASA Exploration, a firm backed by private equity and sovereign wealth focused on Latin America exploration and development activities based in Houston, Texas.
Previously, Bruce served on Talisman Energy’s Operating committee as Senior Vice-President of Exploration and Production Technology and led the firm’s exploration, subsurface & reserves, drilling & completions, and major projects organizations based in Calgary, Canada.
Bruce began his career as a reservoir engineer with ARCO in Alaska. Since that time he has held a wide range of technical, financial, and executive leadership roles covering a number of international and domestic locations at companies: ARCO, ConocoPhillips, Lukoil, Talisman, CASA Exploration, and Naftogaz of Ukraine.
Born in South Dakota, Bruce holds a bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming and a Masters of Business Administration from Duke University, where he was named a Fuqua scholar. He has served as a member of the United Way Board of Directors, is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Alberta.

Olga Buslavets graduated from the Faculty of Power Engineering of Donetsk State Technical University in 1997. Began its activity since 2000 in a power supply company. In the Ministry of Energy began to work in 2005 as the chief specialist of the Department of Electricity, from 2006 to senior positions, in 2015-2017 she headed it. Since December 2017, as a result of the competition, she has been appointed General Director, Directorate for Energy Markets, Ministry of Energy and Coal.

Mr. Trubarov currently serves as the Acting Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine. He has been working within the state property institutional system for the past 15 years and has profound experience in privatization, governance, lease and evaluation areas. His main priority as the Chairman of the Fund is reform of state property management and privatization. Adoption of the new law on privatization by the Verkhovna Rada in 2018 is one of the key highlights of his tenure at SPFU.


Vitalii is a keen supporter of transparent, competitive and open privatization. He believes that the state should only retain strategic assets that are necessary for infrastructural security of the country, while all other state-run businesses should find new effective private owners.