Ukrainian Energy Forum

Transforming the Ukrainian energy sector for an integrated, sustainable energy future in Europe

14-16 July, 2021

2021 SPEAKER PANEL

Denys Shmyhal – Prime Minister of Ukraine, Member of the National Investment Council and the National Security and Defense Council. Candidate of Economic Sciences.

Graduated from Lviv Polytechnic National University. Studied and did internships abroad.

In 2003 defended a dissertation on the topic: “Development of production infrastructure of the region in market economy conditions”.

From March 4, 2020 – Prime Minister of Ukraine

From February 4 to March 4, 2020 – Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Communities and Territories Development. Initiated reforms of urban planning and coal regions transformation.

On August 1, 2019, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy appointed Denys Shmyhal as the Head of the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast Administration, where he worked until February 4, 2020.

From 2017 to 2019 held senior positions at “DTEK Zakhidenergo” company. In particular, he served as the Director of the Burshtyn TES.

In 2015-2017 he worked as Vice President, CEO, Member of the Supervisory Board of “Lvivholod” company.

From May to December 2014 – Deputy Head of the Lviv Oblast regional office of the Ministry of Revenues and Duties.

From 2009 to 2013 he held various positions in the Lviv Oblast Administration. In particular, he was the Head of the Department of Economics, later – the Head of the Department of Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Industry.

In 2011, he also chaired the Board of the NGO Institute for Regional Development, which analyzes regional development issues and decentralization reform in Ukraine.

In 2003-2009 he worked in top-level management positions in companies of Lviv region.

Born in 1973 in Lviv

In 1995 he graduated from Lviv State University with a degree in law science, specialty - lawyer.

In 1995 Herman Haluschenko got a second higher education. He graduated from the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade with a degree in management of foreign economic activity, has a master’s degree in International Management.

Has a degree of  PhD in Law.

From February 1994 to June 1995 he worked as a lawyer of JV "DOMAR Travel and Tours Trans LTD" in Lviv. Later, from June 1995 to April 1996, he was an assistant prosecutor at the Prosecutor's Office of Lviv region.

During the year, from April 1996 to March 1997, Herman Haluschenko served as Attaché, third secretary of the Contractual and Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

From March 1997 to June 2010 he worked in the Secretariat (Administration) of the President of Ukraine - senior consultant, chief consultant, head of the division, deputy head of the Department of the Secretariat (Administration) of the President of Ukraine.

In 2011, he worked for a short period as the chief legal adviser of the SE “State Expert Center “of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

From April 2011 to July 2013, he worked in the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine,  where he held the positions of Assistant to the Minister of Justice, Head of Department on Court Proceedings of the Ministry of Justice.

In 2013-2014 he worked as an Executive Director on Legal Support of SE NNEGC Energoatom.

Starting From September 1, 2014 - associate professor of private international law chair of the Institute of International Relations of  Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

By the order № 493-p dated March 6, 2020, Herman Haluschenko was appointed to the position of Vice President of the SE NNEGC “Energoatom”.

April 29, 2021 – appointed as Minister of Energy of Ukraine.

Has an honorary title “Honored Lawyer of Ukraine” (2004).

Awarded with the Order of Danylo Halytsky (2009).

George Kent currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau at the U.S. Department of State, overseeing policy towards Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. Previously, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Kyiv, Ukraine (2015-18). In 2014-15, George was the Senior Anti-Corruption Coordinator in the State Department’s European Bureau from 2014-15, leading the development and advocacy of anti-corruption messages across Europe and Eurasia. From 2012-14, he oversaw $200 million in annual programming for the rule of law, law enforcement, and judicial system capacity building in Europe and Asia as Director in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL/EA). Since joining the foreign service in 1992, he has served in: Warsaw, Poland; Kyiv; Tashkent, Uzbekistan; and Bangkok, Thailand. Other State Department assignments include: Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Operations Center Watch Officer; and Thai desk officer.
George holds an A.B. from Harvard in Russian History and Literature (1989), an M.A. from Johns Hopkins’ SAIS (1992), and M.S. from National Defense University’s Eisenhower School (2012). Mr. Kent speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Thai, and some Polish, German, and Italian. He is a Kirby Simon Fund Trustee and a proud member of Red Sox Nation.

Rémi joined the European institutions in 2004, after a career in investment banking that included private and public sector assignments, including financial system reform missions in CIS countries, Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.

He first served four and a half years at the EU Delegation to Ukraine, as head of the operations section. As a country officer for European Union–Republic of Moldova relations, first at the European Commission (2008-2010), then at the European External Action Service (2011-2014), he coordinated the visa liberalisation process, the preparation of the EU–Republic of Moldova Association Agreement, and advised successive EU Special Representatives in the Transnistrian settlement process.

In 2014, Rémi joined the European Commission Support Group for Ukraine, before moving to Kyiv in January 2017 to advise, later deputise for, the Special Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group, the OSCE negotiating platform on the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Since 1 January 2021, Rémi has been the Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC), France and is a Visiting Professor of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Maxim has been DTEK’s Chief Executive Officer since 2005. Under his leadership, DTEK has evolved from a regional conventional energy company to Ukraine’s largest private investor as well as leading energy company. Since its inception 15 years ago, DTEK has invested USD 11.9 billion in Ukraine’s energy sector and the country’s sustainable development over past 15 years. In 2020, Maxim Timchenko presented DTEK's new 2030 strategy, based on ESG principles, as well as plans and actions for DTEK's transformation into a modern digital company. This would see the company become an innovative, environmentally-friendly and technologically advanced organisation, serving as the leading player in Ukraine's new economy. Maxim Timchenko is a member of the Electricity Governors community, which brings together business leaders and partner organisations from the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the UN Global Compact Network Ukraine’s Supervisory Board, as well as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). On numerous occasions, Maxim Timchenko has been recognised as Ukraine's best business executive by various business media and was also among the top ten winners of «25 Best CEOs» rating by Forbes Ukraine magazine.

Lana Zerkal, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, currently Advisor to the Minister of Energy of Ukraine, 2020-2021 Advisor to CEO of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, 2014-2019 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine for the European Integration. Served at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine for 12 years. Sphere of professional expertise includes international law, international relations, European affairs and diplomacy.

Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine. Member of the Supervisory Board of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine. Was the Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine for European Integration. She coordinated projects aimed at harmonization of Ukrainian energy legislation with EU legislation and maintained liaison with international financial organizations and other stakeholders. 

She worked in the Administration of the President of Ukraine, in particular, held the position of Adviser to the Administration. Also, was an adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk. 

She was the project manager for energy reform of the National Reform Council chaired by the President of Ukraine. Then she worked as the National Reform Council Support Manager, coordinating the activities of the Project Office and stakeholders in prioritizing reforms, planning, advocacy, and approving policy documents.

Also worked as a legal and energy consultant in both the private and public sectors. 

Since 2017 – a member of the Bureau of the UN Sustainable Energy Committee.

In 2011, she graduated from the Faculty of Law of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv with a master’s degree in law with honours. She studied at the Faculty of Law of the Humboldt University of Berlin on an Erasmus scholarship in the program “German and EU Law” and at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan – IEEJ/Japan International Cooperation Agency – JICA on “Energy Policy B” Program.

Roman Opimakh manages the National Upstream Regulator, an agency that supervises the development of mineral resources, issuing all types of exploration and production licenses in the country. Roman Opimakh has more than 15 years of experience in strategic planning and improving the efficiency of processes in the oil and gas and extractive industries. Prior to his current position, Roman ran the Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine, was an advisor to the Minister of Energy of Ukraine, worked at the Economic Reforms Center mandated by the President of Ukraine.
Roman graduated from the Institute of International Relations of T.Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with a Master's degree. Later, he accomplished H.Humphrey Fellowship Program at Michigan State University and completed his professional affiliation with the Center for Energy Studies at the Louisiana State University.

Janez Kopač has been leading the Energy Community Secretariat since 2012. Prior to this position, he worked as General Director for Energy at the Ministry of Economy of Slovenia for nearly 4 years. He acted as Head of Budget Committee in the Parliament of the Republic of Slovenia (1990-2000), as Slovenian Minister of Finance (1992) and Minister of Environment and Energy (2000-2004). Mr. Kopač holds a Master’s degree from the Faculty of Economics and a PhD from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. His doctoral thesis consisted of a Comparative analysis of the foreign energy policy of the EU, US, Russia and China.

Oleg Nykonorov, since November 2017, holds the CEO position at Regional Gas Company. He has 10 years of experience in the energy sector. Mr. Nykonorov started his career in investment companies, attracted investment in Ukrainian companies. He studied in the United States on a Future Leaders Exchange (FSA/FLEX) Program. He graduated from the International Christian University and the Ukrainian State University of Finance and International Trade. He holds Master's degree in management.

ERU

Maris Kunickis is an energy expert with over 20 years’ experience of driving innovations and executing investment strategies for renewable energy sector development in the EU and Ukraine.

Mr. Kunickis has an extensive background in reforming energy systems in Baltic countries, modernization and transformation of energy business at the state level in EU, profound practical experience in development of renewable energy projects in Ukraine and Europe.

DTEK Renewables is the operating company managing the renewable energy assets of DTEK Group. DTEK invested $1.2 billion in wind and solar projects. DTEK Renewables is one of the largest electricity producers from the renewable energy sources in Ukraine. The commissioning of new power plants in 2019 allowed DTEK Renewables to increase the supply of green electricity by 71.7% to 2.4 billion kWh in 2020.  This is enough to provide electricity to more than 1.20 million households during the year. The use of this energy allows avoiding the equivalent of 2.5 million tons of CO2 emissions.

The company's development strategy is in line with the Ukrainian Energy Strategy, which is aimed at increasing the share of green generation in the country's energy balance, and DTEK’s 2030 corporate strategy.

In March 2021 DTEK Renewables announced launch of DTEK’s Tiligulska WPP construction. The wind power plant will start generating energy in 2022. The new wind farm’s capacity of 500 MW will help to reduce CO2 emissions by 2 mln tons per year.

Magnus Johansen is the General Manager for NBT Ukraine - a Norwegian company that is currently constructing the 250 MW Syvash project and soon starting the construction of the 800 MW Sophia project (largest onshore wind projects in Europe). Prior to NBT, he working for Scatec Solar, where he coordinated much of the country-entry and development of a 400 MW portfolio of solar power plants currently under construction in Ukraine.

Magnus, moreover, has experience working for different funds (VC / PE) with a focus on emerging markets, including the Dutch Development Bank (FMO).

With a strong passion for human connection and multicultural experiences he has lived and worked in several continents and speaks 4 languages.

Magnus has completed an MBA at IESE Business School/Kellogg School of Management and an MSc in Political Economy at the Norwegian Business School.

CEO of DTEK Oil&Gas since 2011. Over this period DTEK Oil&Gas has become a technological leader of oil and gas industry of Ukraine and the largest private gas production company in the country.

Over 25 years in oil and gas industry. Before he joined DTEK Oil&Gas, he had held managerial positions at oil and gas companies outside Ukraine for over 10 years.

Two higher educations – technical and economic ones, PhD in Technical Sciences.

Ruslan Magomedov started his career in 2005 as the Chief Specialist of the Department of Preparation and Holding of Competitions of the State Property Fund of Ukraine. Since 2007 he held the position of the Head of Securities and Stock Trading Division of Midland Group FIG for two years. From 2010 to 2016 Ruslan Magomedov was the CEO of Astrum Investment Management. Also from 2012 to 2016, he was a Member of the Supervisory Board of Ukrainian Exchange PJSC. Then Mr. Magomedov worked as an Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of State-owned Bank PJSC Settlement Center for a year (2016 – 2017). From 2017 to 2019 Ruslan Magomedov worked as a Senior Project Manager of the EBRD Reform Office at the NSSMC. From 2019, before appointment to the position of the Chairman of the NSSMC, he held the position of the External Consultant of the project of “Mobile Application for Access to the Securities and Banking Products Market” in the Banking Group. Mr. Magomedov was graduated from the Kyiv National Economic University (KNEU); he has a master's degree in financial management specialty (2002 – 2005). From 2007 to 2012 he continued his study at KNEU in postgraduate study of the enterprise finance department.

Oleg Gez has over 15 years of working experience in the oil industry with a strong focus on the development of the Downstream business segment, oil products processing and sales, operational efficiency of sales, retail management and transformations, M&A deals management in oil and gas industry.

Oleg Gez joined Ukrnafta’s team in 2016 first as Director of Planning and Efficiency Control Department. From October 2017 he has been Executive Vice President for Downstream and a member of the Executive Board. Oleg Gez temporarily acted as Chairman of the Company’s Executive Board since May 1, 2019. Before joining Ukrnafta Mr. Gez spent 10 years of his career with TNK-BP where he obtained managerial experience in strategic planning, assets management and sales in B2B sector. He was Deputy Director for Economics in VDS (Belarus) as well.

Oleg graduated from Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University with a specialization in project management and consulting (Master’s Degree). He also undertook an internship programme British Chancellor Financial Sector Scheme at Leeds Business School (Leeds, UK) and at Kepstowe Freight Services (London, UK). He also gained a degree of Certified Accountant and is a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK).

Viktoriya has more than 14 years of experience in the energy sector, predominantly in RES and more than 10 years of management experience.

Besides working as an expert and adviser in different projects from 2011 to 2021, she was CFO and then CEO of the DTEK Renewables business. During this period, she ensured the development of RES projects for nearly 800 MWt and attracted financing of more than EURO 600 mln. Viktoriya has been an active player in a number of business working groups for the preparation of the RES legislation in Ukraine, and in particular, a Board member of the Ukrainian wind energy association.

In June 2021, she joined Total Eren S.A., the Independent Power Producer (IPP), which develops, finances, invests in, builds and operates renewable energy power plants. Today, Total Eren owns a portfolio of 3,500 MW of renewable energy assets in operation or under construction worldwide. Since December 2017, TotalEnergies, a French energy giant, has been a shareholder of Total Eren.

Dr Alexander Antonyuk leads on energy sector activities of the European Investment Bank in Ukraine. Having worked on more than 70 investment projects in 25 countries during his time at EIB, Alexander joined EIB’s Task Force Ukraine in 2021. Prior to switching to Ukraine Alexander managed projects in a wide variety of energy subsectors, including some of the largest and most complex infrastructure under construction in Europe. Before joining EIB Alexander advised governments on energy policy while working for the International Energy Agency in Paris.

Alexander holds a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Oxford and BSc from Kyiv Shevchenko University.  

For almost 15 years of experience in attracting foreign investment, starting with a small Ukrainian company, then supporting national projects, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, then joined the largest foreign investment company in Ukraine - SigmaBleyzer, and later led the development processes of energy project, in particular Ukrainian Energy. Engaged in the energy project since the idea stage and the best scenario — PSA, was selected as the most acceptable mechanism for attracting a large amount of foreign investment into the green field.

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMETAL LL.M. (TULANE LAW SCHOOL, LA, USA)

Ivan has over 7 years of experience in the areas of energy markets, energy efficiency and alternative energy. His experience includes working on energy projects as well as administrative, commercial and corporate law. In 2018-2021 he accompanied national and international investors of alternative energy projects with installed capacity of over 1 GW.

Ivan graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, where he received a Master of Laws degree in Energy Law.

Eugene Chausovsky is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Policy and lectures on the geopolitics of Central Asia at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute. He previously served as Senior Eurasia Analyst at Stratfor for more than 10 years. His work focuses on political, economic and security issues pertaining to the former Soviet Union, Europe and Latin America. 

 

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.

Dmytro Fedoruk is a Partner and Head of the Energy practice at Redcliffe Partners. Dmytro is the exclusive winner of the 2020 Client Choice Award for Energy and Natural Resources in Ukraine and is one of the leading energy lawyers in Ukraine, as acknowledged by The Legal 500 EMEA 2021.

Dmytro often advises foreign and large domestic oil and gas companies on the most sophisticated and unprecedented investment projects in Ukraine. He has particular exposure to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, production sharing agreements and other investment contracts (such as production enhancement contracts and risk-sharing contracts).

His most recent representations include advising Aspect Holdings and SigmaBleyzer on negotiating the Varvynska Production Sharing Agreement with the State of Ukraine, as well as advising UGV on entering into the first-ever Production Enhancement Contract in Ukraine (shortlisted for The 2020 CEE Deal of the Year Awards).

Before founding Redcliffe Partners, Dmytro was the Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at the Kyiv office of an international law firm.

Dr. Oleksiy Feliv is a recognized legal practitioner with over 15 years of experience in consulting mainly foreign business in Ukraine. His primary focus has been on large-scale projects in the energy sector, particularly in renewables. He offers complex legal support to international and local clients on the implementation of projects financed by international financing institutions, investment funds and private equity. Dr. Feliv also specializes in real estate and construction and related project financing.

Among his clients are big international companies, investment funds, developers, international banks, industrial manufacturers, construction companies, energy companies as well as alternative energy developers and logistics operators. Having a distinctive business-oriented approach, Oleksiy has been serving as a board member of international investment companies in Ukraine, including those in the energy sector. Dr. Feliv is an active contributor to policy development in the areas of energy, land issues and construction in Ukraine.

Maksym Ganzha - Offshore Wind Farm Project Manager at VUGLESYNTEZGAZ UKRAINE (NAFTOGAZ Group). In the period of 2010-14, he headed the design bureau of JSC Chornomornaftogaz and taken part in the construction of offshore gas platforms and subsea pipelines of the Odesa and Bezimenne gas fields on the Black Sea shelf. Up to 2009, took part in the Institute's SHELF (Simferopol) offshore oil and gas projects. He graduated from Ivano-Frankivsk Technical University of Oil and Gas with professional qualification of Mechanical Engineer, Master's degree in Public Administration from Taurida National University.

Mr. Gelyukh has been heading the company since February 2018.
Joined the DTEK team in 2005, working as head of the investment department from 2005 to 2008. He then moved to the Kyivenergo JSEC as head of the investment department, in 2011 he headed the Regulatory Policy and Investments Directorate, and the Strategy Directorate of Kyivenergo in 2012. He has held the post of Deputy Commercial Director of DTEK Energy since September 2013 and exercised the functions of Electricity Distribution and Sales Director of DTEK Energy since March 2017.
 

Justin Goonesinghe is the Gas Sector Lead at the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP). He leads activities related to the development of the gas system and competitive market, supporting the integration of Ukraine into the EU gas market. Justin has been involved in gas markets since 2005, holding commercial, regulatory and policy positions. In his previous role as Head of European Gas, Justin was responsible for the UK-EU gas relationship, including exiting the EU and the Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

Before this, Justin was Strategy Development Manager at UK TSO National Grid, overseeing the ‘Future of Gas’ decarbonization strategy program. He spent five years leading the global regulatory and policy function for QatarGas, a major supplier of LNG based in Qatar. Mr. Goonesinghe has worked globally on gas market issues during his career, including with the United Nations Group of Experts on gas, the International Gas Union, the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSOG). He holds a BSc from Loughborough University and is a graduate of the Florence School of Regulators and the UK Foreign Office’s Trade Professionals.

Arsen Ilin began his professional career in 1998 at the First Ukrainian International Bank. From 2003 to 2004 he was the Head of the Monetary and Financial Division at Commercial Fleet of Donbas LLC. From 2006 to 2010 Arsen Ilin worked as the Deputy Manager of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Branch of the Joint-Stock Commercial Bank for Social Development “Ukrsotsbank” in the area of corporate clients. Later he was the Deputy Director for Corporate Business of the branch of VTB Bank PJSC in Dnipro from 2010 to 2013. From 2013 to 2016 Arsen Ilin worked at the Investment Department of VTB Bank PJSC, Kyiv. From 2015 to 2016 he served in the armed forces, 72nd Mechanized Brigade. Before the appointment at the NSSMC, he worked as the Director of Karpatska Rudna Company PJSC until the end of 2020.

On April 09th, 2021 Arsen Ilin was appointed to the position of the Commissioner of the NSSMC.

He has a higher economic education received at the Donetsk State Technical University.

Maciej Jakubik, graduated from the Institute of Political Science and the Centre for East European Studies, Warsaw University. He also holds MA in European Studies from the College of Europe. Completed various courses on the energy sector and energy security organised by Florence School of Regulations, NATO and Collegium Civitas University.
Since the end of 2020 works in Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE) where he deals with international communication projects and relations with EU institutions. In 2016-2020 he was a director of Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP), an international association based in Brussels. Previously, he has been a diplomat and civil servant for several years and has experience in working in Polish public administration, EU institutions and international organisations.

Stanislav Kazda has been in charge of RGC strategic planning department since 2016. He has been working in the gas energy industry for 12 years as a technical director of RWE branch office in the Czech Republic, and at the same time as a chairman of the Committee for the Development of Gas Distribution and Transmission Systems at the Czech Gas Association. Education: engineer, Czech Technical University (Prague), MBA from Dominican University of Chicago. He is a member of the Board of Supervisors at Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas. He is proficient in Czech, English, Russian and German.

Arben Kllokoqi works as Electricity Expert for the Energy Community Secretariat, supporting electricity market reforms in the Contracting Parties as well as the implementation of REMIT, market coupling and cross-border balancing. It is actively involved in solution for Implementing CACM, FCA and Clean Energy Package in the Energy Community. Arben Kllokoqi is closely involved in the work of the Energy Community Regulatory Board related to the electricity market and REMIT. He has more than 15 years of experience in the energy industry. Previously worked with the Regulator on Market Monitoring and TSO in Kosovo in defining and implementing market mechanisms and access to the grid, before joining a London based trading firm, EDF Trading, where he worked as Regulatory Advisor covering regulatory affairs across European markets. During his time at EDF Trading, he was involved in a wide range of commercial, regulatory and compliance activities, including direct involvement through EFET in different stakeholder groups and committees, in particular those related to market network codes and related framework. REMIT and the impact of Financial Regulation on commodity trading is also an area of his expertise.

In 2007 he graduated from Kirovograd State Pedagogical University. He received his first specialized education in 2008-2009 at Poltava National Technical University, majoring in «Oil and Gas Equipment». He continued his studies at O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv in 2012-2015 in the field of «Economics and Entrepreneurship», and from 2014 to 2019 - in the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School in the field of Presidents' MBA.

He started his career in 2007 at PJSC «Poltavagas», then at PJSC «Sumygas». In 2009 he held the position of Deputy Head of the Gas Accounting Branch at PJSC «Dnipropetrovskgas», where he later headed the Department of Control and Organization of Gas Accounting, and later was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board for Gas Accounting. In 2013 he headed the natural gas department at «Regional Gas Company» LLC. In 2014 he became the director of «RGK-Trading» LLC, which was later renamed «EGAZ» LLC, and from October 2020 – «JE Energy» LLC. The company supplies natural gas and electricity to household and non-household consumers in Ukraine. In June, at the initiative of Artem Kompan, 30 gas suppliers merged into the Association of Energy Suppliers.

Andriy Konechenkov is Chairman of the Board of the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, Director of the Ukrainian Wind Energy Agency LLC, Vice-president of the World Wind Energy Association. Since 2019 became a Board member of the Ukrainian Energy Expert Council, Deputy Chairman of the Public Council at National Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Commission of Ukraine, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of 100% RE Ukraine platform.

Mr. Konechenkov is one of the leading experts in the field of RE in Ukraine particular in wind energy. 28 years of experience in Renewable Energy sector оf Ukraine.

The author of more than 300 publications devoted to renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and energy saving issues, including two school textbooks devoted to energy saving issues and Russian version of international Internet course DIERET - Distance Internet Education for Renewable Energy Technologies; co-author of special editions devoted to wind energy development in Ukraine including: “Wind Power for Ukraine - a proposal for the coming 20 years” (1999), “Wind Power of Ukraine: Data and Comment” (2001), “Vision 2050 for Ukraine” (2004); “R&D Strategy Analysis for Ukraine's Wind Power” (2009), “Wind Power for the World” (2014), “Wind power plants. Guidelines for the development and implementation of wind power projects in Ukraine”(2017), “Standard of organizations in Ukraine: Wind power plants. Guidelines for the development and support of projects in the field of wind power” (2018). The children's book Secrets of the Wind, edited by A. Konechenkov, was published in 2020.

In 2018 awarded with “Ecotransformation-2018” (Eco-Oscar) prize for his significant contribution to the “green” transformation of Ukraine.

At the 18th World Wind Energy Conference in Rio de Janeiro Andriy Konechenkov was awarded the World Wind Energy Award 2019 for his outstanding achievements in spreading wind energy in Ukraine and worldwide. 

He was born in 1967 in Kyiv. In 2005 he graduated from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Electronic Engineering, qualification - microelectronics and semiconductor devices; in 2004 -National Academy of Management, majoring in Law, qualification - lawyer. According to the results of the open competitive selection on May 29, 2018, he was appointed a member of the National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Utilities. Prior to his appointment as a member of the National Commission for Energy Regulation, he worked in the Separate Structural Subdivision "Research and Design Center for Development of the United Energy System of Ukraine" of the state enterprise "National Energy Company" Ukrenergo "as the head of the Department of Perspective Development.

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.

Philipp Leckebusch appointed CEO of DTEK RENEWABLES in April 2018.

Mr Leckebusch started his career in the aerospace industry with MBB Deutsche Aerospace in Germany and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan. He looks back at over 20 years of experience in multiple senior management positions in the electrical power and utility industry. During his industrial career with ABB, ALSTOM Power and Ferrostaal he was responsible among others for project development and engineering of multiple fossil fuelled and biomass power plants in all major regions of the world.

Besides his extensive conventional power plant know-how he simultaneously led also for more than 10 years the development and operation of numerous renewable energy projects in the areas of geothermal, wind, solar and biogas, which qualified him in his last position as head of MVV Energie’s group generation division to successfully manage the transformation of the company’s conventional power plant portfolio towards a continuously growing renewable energy asset base.

Mr. Leckebusch earned an aeronautical engineering degree from Munich University of Applied Sciences.

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Robert works at Sfera, a.s. since 2014. His first project was participation in the development and launch of an information system covering the responsibilities of Slovak market operator relating to REMIT regulation in 2016. During this time, he also took over the role of product manager for the trading platform covering the day-ahead market operated by the Slovak market operator that was extended by intraday trading launched for the Slovak market in 2016. As a product manager for this trading platform, Robert also covered the delivery of the platform for Ukrainian market operator and the successful launch of day-ahead and intraday market into production in 2019. During 2019 he also worked on the development and launch of an information system covering the responsibilities of Slovak market operator related to guarantees of origin of electricity including the auction platform for trading these certificates. In parallel, Robert covered the further development of the electricity trading platform with relation to new functionalities coming from the expansion of day-ahead markets in the EU under the pan-EU Interim Coupling project launched into production in June 2021. Currently, he works on the further development of the day-ahead market related to the pan-EU CORE project and also on the connection of the Slovak intraday market into a Single Intraday Coupling under the pan-EU project XBID with an expected launch in 2022.

Dmytro Malyar has 15 years of experience in the energy sector. He leads the Energy Portfolio Management Department of D.TRADING since the company was founded in January 2019.

Dmytro joined the DTEK team as Head of the Energy Market Department in 2008. During the years of work in the company, he changed positions and headed various departments. Dmytro Malyar specializes in managing the company's sales portfolio in the electricity, gas and coal markets in Ukraine and in international markets, optimisation of business operations, developing a sales strategy for energy resources.

Vyacheslav Marchenko is a Managing director of Siemens Energy LLC since it is established in late 2019 as a Ukrainian subsidiary of the global joint-stock company Siemens Energy AG. Earlier Vyacheslav was heading Power & Gas division in DP “Siemens Ukraine”.
Vyacheslav has an engineering background, more than 20 years of experience in businesses related to electric power technologies 14 of which he dedicated to different roles in Siemens, familiar with equipment production aspects.


Vyacheslav was born in 1974, has Ukrainian citizenship, was graduated as an electromechanical engineer in 1996, fluent in English, Ukrainian and Russian are native.

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.

Dr. Dejan Ostojic has more than 30 years of diverse experience in energy and infrastructure development in Europe and Central Asia, China, South East Asia, Middle East, Latin America and USA. Currently, he oversees the World Bank energy program in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, leads policy dialogue and advisory support on energy sector reforms and development, including preparation and implementation of investment operations and project financing for public and private projects.

Prior to joining the World Bank in 1998, Dr. Ostojic was Area Manager and partner at Harza Engineering Company in Chicago, USA, visiting Fulbright Scholar at Purdue University, USA, and Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. He has authored two books and numerous technical papers in the field of energy and power systems. He is a recipient of the World Bank President’s Award for Excellence.

 

Graduated from Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics with a degree in Management in the field of economic competition.

In 2006 started her career at the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.

For many years worked in the field of merger and concerted actions control, in particular in heavy industry, agriculture, finance, pharmacy, telecommunications markets and many more.

For seven years headed the Section for Mergers and Concerted Actions Control of the relevant Department of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.

Currently holds the position of Director of the Department for Research and Investigation of the Fuel and Energy Complex and Housing and Communal Services Markets of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.

 

Chairman of the State Commission of Ukraine on Mineral Resources

Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Doctor of Geographical Sciences, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Academician of the Higher School Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academician of the Academy of Mining Sciences of Ukraine, Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine for Science and Technology, Honoured Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Honorary Subsoil Explorer, awarded with the Medal of V.І. Luchytskyi, the Medal of L.І. Lutuhin, a distinction of the Ministry of Extraordinary Situations; a Member of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Harmonization of Mineral Reserves and Resources Terminology (UNECE).

He graduated from the Geological Faculty of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and the Geographical Faculty of the Yurii Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University.

Georgii Rudko is the author of over 700 scientific papers, including 72 monographs, 16 textbooks for higher educational establishments, 20 preprints and brochures, regional programs on study and forecasting of hazardous geological processes, the economic use of groundwater, oil and gas, metallic and non-metallic minerals.

Aura Sabadus is a senior journalist with a ten-year experience in covering gas markets in Turkey, Romania and Ukraine for ICIS. She holds a PhD in International Relations from King's College London and is a research associate of the London-based European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS). Aura has contributed articles for Turkish academic journals, the Atlantic Council and the NATO Association of Canada.

Ildar Salieiev began his career in 2006 at DTEK as a head of investment activities in coal enterprises. In 2010, he joined Corum Group as a Director of Strategy, and in 2014 he was appointed a Director of the Underground Operation Division. Since 2015, he continued to work in the Metinvest Holding group as the head of procurement for operating activities. In August 2018, he was appointed a General Director of PJSC “DONETSKSTEEL”. In 2019, he took first place in the “Effective Manager” nomination in the “TOP -100 Most Effective Managers of Ukraine” rating by Delo.ua.

Since October 2020, he has joined the DTEK Energy team as a Chief Operating Officer. In January 2021, he was appointed as a Chief Executive Officer of DTEK Energy.

Yevgeniy Stashenko is the Head of business development of Naftogaz’ E&P division, responsible for growth & development of Naftogaz’ upstream business through getting access to new acreage and partnerships. Yevgeniy has joined Naftogaz 4 years ago. His prior experience includes international financial consulting and investment banking firms, as well as in-house M&A at the largest Ukrainian telecom company. Yevgeniy holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and MBA from Duke University, North Carolina, USA.

He has been working in the energy sector since 2002. He graduated from Donetsk National Technical University with a degree in economics. In 2012, he attended Donetsk Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and graduated with a degree in law. The same year he received his master`s degree from the International Institute of Business in the Executive MBA program.

He has worked at the enterprises of energy industry of Ukraine for more than 18 years. In SE Energorynok, 2010-2014, he was responsible for economy and finances of the enterprise. From June 2014, in SE NNEGC Energoatom he headed the Department of financial, economic and regulatory support of the Center for the introduction of a new market model. In 2018, he became the First Deputy CEO for sales at wholesale markets of SS Energoatom-Trading of SE NNEGC Energoatom.

Serhii Televnov was born in Donetsk. He graduated from Donetsk University of Economics and Law. He has been working in the banking sector since 2006, starting his career as a junior express lending expert at PrivatBank. Televnov worked as a risk manager and as head of SME division in a bank with foreign capital. In 2015, he joined the team of Pivdenny Bank as a corporate business project manager. He is currently in charge of the customer service department for heavy industry, transport, construction and the public sector.

Vitaliy Vitryk is a highly qualified specialist focusing on modern technologies for drilling deep oil and gas wells. He was among the first to develop and promote provision of the drilling services in Ukraine as an industry, fully appreciating the fact that exploration and development is not only about state-of-the-art equipment and tools but also about the latest engineering solutions and management strategies.
Mr. Vitryk was awarded the honorary title of the Distinguished Worker of the Industry for outstanding merit in the development of oil and gas fields.
Mr. Vitryk was born on February 23, 1954 in Poltava in a working-class family. Having chosen a profession by vocation, in 1973 he graduated from Poltava Oil Geological Prospecting Technical School with honors majoring in geology and exploration of oil and gas fields.
Mr. Vitryk began his career while studying at the technical school as an assistant driller in the Pokut party of deep drilling, Kalush expedition, Lvivnaftogazrozvidka trust in Western Ukraine.
After military service he studied at the Gubkin Institute of Gas and Petrochemical Industry in Moscow majoring in Drilling of oil and gas wells and obtained the qualification of a mining engineer in 1981.
He worked as a technician, engineer, senior engineer of the Poltava branch of the Ukrainian State Geological Exploration Institute, senior researcher of the Poltava and Noyabrsk (Tyumen region) departments of the All-Union Research Institute of Drilling Equipment.

Emanuele Volpe has been DTEK Chief Innovation Officer since 2018. He leads Innovation DTEK team that uses an Open innovation approach and cooperates with startups, customers, suppliers, funds, universities and corporations to implement innovative products and solutions at DTEK.

In 2018-2020, Innovation DTEK team reviewed 1,553 innovative solutions and launched 31 pilot projects in 6 DTEK businesses. The pilot projects meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals and are aimed at solving business challenges. In 2021, Emanuele’s team lunched Ukraine’s first energy storage system. This project is one of the important components of DTEK 2030 Strategy. DTEK is the first industrial company in Ukraine that became a member of the Hydrogen Europe Association. In 2021, Innovation DTEK will validate the concept of decarbonization of the industrial cluster and will continue to work on the launch of the first pilot project for the application of hydrogen technologies on an industrial scale.

 

Emanuele Volpe is DTEK's key speaker on the Open innovation culture, new exponential and disruptive technologies, and new products and business models.

Andriy Vovk is a Planning Program Solution Architect at ENTSO-E. He is leading the TYNDP Study Team, the largest central technical team at ENTSO-E consisting of over 50 energy system technical experts, which perform all the relevant technical studies in the framework of the ENTSO-E Ten Year Network Development Plan project and beyond.

Previously Andriy Vovk served as Project Manager at the EU-funded project “Feasibility Study on Synchronous Interconnection of Ukrainian and Moldovan Power Systems to ENTSO-E Continental European Power System”.

Andriy graduated from Technical University of Munich with Masters of Science degree in Power Engineering and has more than 10 years of experience in the energy sector.

Responsible for the functioning of the balancing market and the ancillary services market, organisation of capacity allocation auctions, purchase of electricity to compensate for grid losses, as well as research and development function. The scope of responsibility of the Director for Market Operations also includes promotion of transparency and competition in the electricity market of Ukraine.

Mykyta Vyshnevskyi was involved in drafting the legal framework for the market – Market Rules, Transmission Network Code, etc., as well as technical policy for ancillary services, software implementation, calculations of power modes, power system modelling, integration of the IPS of Ukraine into ENTSO-E, expert evaluation of design estimates for the construction and rehabilitation of HPPs, NPPs, TPPs/PSPPs as regards compliance with the requirements for calculations and modelling of electric power modes.

He was involved in international projects Interconnection of UA/MD Power Systems to Continental Europe Power System, Black Sea Transmission System Planning, and working groups Congestion Management and Market Integration of RG SEE under the Market Committee and Ukraine/Moldova PROJECT GROUP.

In 2017-2019, he headed the Department of Electricity Market Development at Ukrenergo, was directly involved in the implementation of the model of the new electricity market in Ukraine, launched on July 1, 2019.

He holds two degrees from the Zaporizhzhya National Technical University – in Electrotechnical Systems of Electricity Consumption, and Finance. He is now studying for an MBA at Kyiv School of Economics.

Henrikh Yeremyan is the banker of energy and natural resources business group in the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, the regional multilateral IFI, where he is responsible for all functions of the project processing cycle, including origination, project screening, due diligence, structuring, negotiation, preparation of documentation, signing and monitoring of projects, including corporate finance and project finance, implemented in 11 member countries of the bank's operations (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine).  During his career, he has been working in various capacities in the banking and investments.

Sanzhar Zharkeshov leads the geology/geoscience and reservoir management function as well as the R&D Organization at Naftogaz Group. Mr. Zharkeshov has experience in upstream oil and gas industry across 10+ countries globally, has worked at ExxonMobil for 7 years in drilling and petroleum engineering roles in the USA (California, Texas, and Colorado), Iraq, Kazakhstan, and Russia (Sakhalin island); at Merlin ERD – complex and horizontal drilling engineering company in Scotland designing and executing wells in various countries globally, and McKinsey and Company in London office as an international expert in upstream O&G. Before joining Naftogaz, he was the Deputy Minister of Geology and Exploration in Kazakhstan’s Government as well as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Exploration Company of Kazakhstan “Qazgeology”.
Sanzhar Zharkeshov holds a Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a License of a Chartered (Professional) Engineer of British Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Mr Vadym Bodayev is the Director of the representative office of SigmaBleyzer Investment Group, LLC. in UKRAINE.

 

In 2000, Mr Bodayev joined SigmaBleyzer to manage the Ukraine office. Since 2005, he has been a Director of the company focusing on Government Relations.

 

Almost 20 years, Mr Bodayev has devoted to the Company, designing and developing methods and business model of SigmaBleyzer, the operation of which is the use of the investment model developed specifically for market economies. The model uses the best Western models of binding specific local market. Promoting investment in more than eighty enterprises in Ukraine and abroad. Driving direction GR at all levels to ensure the effective and transparent company in the market of Ukraine.

 

Mr Bodayev is an expert on many issues regarding the investment climate in Ukraine and the development of a global strategy. He took part in a large number of expert events as a speaker, an expert. He was published in authoritative publications.

 

Over the past couple of years, Mr Bodayev has been actively engaged in a strategy to achieve energy independence of Ukraine. Today, this topic is one of the key and priority ones, including creating an investment climate and attracting foreign investment. The geopolitical situation has developed in such a way that Ukraine urgently needs to build effective energy security.

Mr. Şükrü Boğut serves as the Senior Energy Advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Ukraine since October 2015. Previously, Mr. Boğut worked as the Senior Energy and Infrastructure Advisor for USAID/Caucasus in Tbilisi, Georgia from 2010 to 2015. As part of the U.S. Government’s post-conflict assistance to Georgia, Mr. Boğut worked in energy policy, renewable energy development and provided oversight to energy infrastructure construction projects. Mr. Boğut designed and is currently providing oversight to USAID/Ukraine Energy Security Project with the goals of development of competitive energy markets in electricity, natural gas, heating markets and the integration of Ukraine’s energy markets with Europe. 

Prior to USAID, Mr. Boğut worked in the oil and gas industry, in petroleum reservoir, drilling and production areas. Mr. Boğut has provided consulting services in the energy sector and has experience in the U.S., Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Asia.  

Mr. Boğut, has a Bachelor's degree in Geological Engineering from Hacettepe University, Ankara, and a Master's degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dr. Oleksandra Gumeniuk has more than 10 years of professional experience in jurisprudence and circular, environment-friendly economy area with an innovative approach and clean energy solutions. Last few years Dr. Gumeniuk devoted her career to the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Ukraine at the position of Director of European-Ukrainian Energy Agency (EUEA). Currently, EUEA takes the leading position in the renewable energy market which promotes fair and sustainable business practice, raising of public awareness of energy issues, and by influencing government energy policy.

Mrs. Nataliya Katser-Buchkovska, Member of Ukrainian Parliament (2014-2019), Co-Founder of Ukrainian Sustainable Fund.

Mrs. Katser-Buchkovska is researching geopolitics of gas, the LNG development and gas transit strategy for Ukraine, stressing the importance of geopolitical factor in Ukraine`s energy security and advocating for developing comprehensive energy diplomacy.

In Parliament, she led the Subcommittee on Sustainable Development, Strategy, and Investments of the Parliamentary Committee on Energy, focused on energy security and diplomacy, liberalization of energy markets, attraction of investments, and achieving sustainable development goals.  She is co-author of key 20 energy laws. In particular, Mrs. Katser-Buchkovska was co-sponsor of laws "On the Natural Gas Market", "On the National Commission that Exerts State Regulation in the Spheres of Energy and Utilities" and "On the Electricity Market", and "On the Principles of State Policy in the Field of Energy Security".

Prior to being elected in 2014, Mrs. Katser-Buchkovska served as a Managing Partner of the KCG Investment Consulting, developing investment solutions in the renewable energy sector. She has more than 15 years of professional experience in the area of corporate governance, investment, and energy law.

Nataliya Katser-Buchkovska is an internationally-recognized speaker and author on geopolitics and energy security. Having spoken at Bloomberg NEF, CWC World LNG Summit, UN and WEF events, published her op-eds in the Financial Times, and being quoted by CNN, BBC, and Bloomberg, she truly embodies Ukraine’s voice in global energy affairs.

Nataliya graduated Harvard Kennedy School, Executive Education in Public Policy in 2020. She has already received M.A. in Law and Economics from University College London and B.A. in Law from Ivan Franko Lviv National University. Mrs Katser-Buchkovska is  Atlantic Council Millennium Fellow.

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.

Alastair D. McBain had been the Chief Executive Officer of Arawak Energy Corp. since September 10, 2002 and served as its President since September 10, 2002, prior to heading Sarum Energy. 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.

Matthew Monteverde has nearly 20 years of experience analysing global energy markets. His career began in New York where he focused on the rapidly changing US wholesale gas and power markets before shifting attention to Europe. Matthew was a long-serving editor of Argus European Natural Gas, a leading source of analysis, news, and prices for the European market and launched Argus LNG Daily. He has also served as Argus' senior analyst and vice president for generating fuels and now works as its senior vice president for global markets.

Oleksandr Romanyuk has been in charge of the Naftogaz Exploration and Production Division since May 2020. Previously, he served as First Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Executive Director JSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya, as well as headed international consulting projects. Oleksandr Romanyuk studied at Mini MBA program in McKinsey Institute (USA), as well as became an honourable member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in UK. He has a bachelor’s degree in International Economic Relations, master’s degree in International Investment Activities and bachelor’s degree in Commercial Law.

He has been working for more than 10 years in the energy sector.

Among Mr. Shafarenko's track record is work both in private structures and in the civil service. Since 2007 he has worked in state bodies: Control and Audit Administration in Kyiv region, NEURC.

Since 2014 he has been working at the State Agency on Energy Efficiency:

  • in 2014-2020 he headed the Department of Renewable Sources and Alternative Fuels;
  • on June 25, 2020, he was appointed as Deputy Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency.

With the participation of Yurii Shafarenko, a number of legislative acts were prepared and adopted, including:

  • The Law of Ukraine to stimulate the heat production from alternative sources;
  • The Law of Ukraine on joining the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA);
  • The Law of Ukraine on the provision of competitive conditions for the production of electricity from alternative sources.

Yurii Shafarenko also took a direct part in the development of:

  • National Renewable Energy Action Plan until 2020;
  • Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035 “Security, Energy Efficiency, Competitiveness”.

Under the leadership of Mr. Shafarenko, work is underway on legislative amendments for:

  • development of a transparent and competitive market for solid biofuels;
  • ensuring the mandatory use of liquid biofuels in the transport field;
  • intensification in growing energy plants sphere;
  • development of biomethane market;
  • setting a zero CO2 tax rate for biofuel plants;
  • development of hydrogen energy;
  • introduction of a system for energy origin guarantees;
  • creation of Net Metering mechanism.

Pawel Stanczak is responsible for the functioning of the “TSO of Ukraine” brunch and unbundling of the gas transmission operator according to the European Union's Third Energy Package requirements. 
Mr. Stanczak has been in the field of gas transmission, distribution, and storage for more than 25 years.
In 2003-2004 in Polish company PGNiG he was in charge of the unbundling process and founding of the Gaz-System S.A., Poland’s independent TSO.
Between 2004 - 2008 served as a Technical Director – Board Member of Gaz-System. He was responsible for developing and implementing investment plans, daily maintenance of the transmission system, coordinating licensing processes with the regulator.
During the past five years, Paweł held different positions within PGNiG Technologie S.A.
Mr. Stańczak has engineering degrees from Emilian Konopczyński Institute and the Warsaw University of Technology. Later he continued and MBA study at Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, University of Bradford.

Kristian is an energy markets expert with over 10 years’ experience in the sector. He is focusing on digital and market-based solutions that help to drive renewable energy deployment and promote energy efficiency in the EU and in the Energy Community countries. He started off his energy sector career at European Commission’s DG ENER internal market unit where he was responsible for overseeing implementation of the third energy package in Central European countries and for coordinating Smart Grid Task Force. After assuming the vice-minister role at the Slovak Ministry of Economy, Kristian became responsible for designing and supervising implementation of all aspect of national energy policy. Guided by his interest for emerging markets, Kristian joined the Slovak NRA to become a coordinator for an EU funded project aimed at assisting the Ukrainian energy regulator. In 2018 he started cooperating with Sfera, a.s. and in 2020 he joined board of directors of ZSD, a subsidiary of E.ON and the largest Slovak DSO.

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).

Olga Yeriomina is employed as Associate Director, Senior Banker Energy EMEA, Sustainable Infrastructure Group at the EBRD Resident Office in Ukraine since 25 August 1998.


Olga Yeriomina is dealing with sector policy dialogue matters as well as preparation and implementation of the EBRD funded investment projects in the electricity sector of Ukraine. The investment portfolio of the Bank in this industry equals EUR 1bn.

In the course of the recent years, Olga Yeriomina has been leading EBRD projects in the power sector of Ukraine covering construction of various renewable facilities, high voltage power infrastructure, rehabilitation of hydro facilities as well as nuclear safety upgrades.