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Yuriy Vitrenko

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Yuriy Vitrenko

Former CEO, Naftogaz
Yuriy Vitrenko

In 2021-2022, CEO of Naftogaz of Ukraine, the biggest company in the country, with geopolitical importance due its position in the energy sector of Europe. In 2020-21, Ukraine’s acting Minister of Energy. In 2014-2020, key management positions at Naftogaz, including Executive Director and COO. Among Yuriy’s most important accomplishments at Naftogaz are the successful arbitration cases against Gazprom, with total value of claims exceeding USD 100 bln, making it the biggest commercial arbitration in the world, as well as diversifying sources of natural gas and allowing Ukraine to eliminate its critical dependence on Gazprom gas imports. He initiated and successfully led the implementation of projects on developing a competitive wholesale gas market in Ukraine and its integration into the EU market. Previously, Yuriy was CEO at the investment company AYA Capital (2010-2014) and COO at private equity fund Amstar Europe, a subsidiary of the US-based investment management company Amstar (2008-2010). In 2005-2006, Yuriy was an Associate at the London office of investment bank Merrill Lynch. 

Yuriy started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (1998-2002) as a Senior Consultant in Management Consulting after graduating from Kyiv National University of Economics. Yuriy holds an MBA from the INSEAD international business school (France, Singapore).