Yuriy Vitrenko is Acting Minister of Energy of Ukraine (since December 2020).
Yuriy has many years of management experience in the energy sector and investment banking. Before his appointment to the Ministry of Energy, Yuriy has devoted six years to the Ukrainian national oil and gas company “Naftogaz of Ukraine”, holding different positions there such as Executive Director (2018-2020), Chief Commercial Officer (2016-2018), Director for Business Development (2014-2016). On those positions, he focused on reforming the energy sector and ensuring Ukraine’s energy security.
Among Yuriy’s most important accomplishments are the successful arbitration cases against Gazprom which were resolved in accordance with the rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, as well as diversifying sources of natural gas which allowed Ukraine to eliminate its critical dependence on Gazprom. 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.
Yuriy Vitrenko was a CEO at the investment company AYA Capital and COO at private equity fund Amstar Europe, a subsidiary of the US-based investment management company Amstar (2008-2010). In 2005-2006, Yuriy worked as an Associate at the London office of investment bank Merrill Lynch.
Yuriy started his career in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC (1998-2002) on the position of a Senior Consultant in Management Consulting Services department, after graduation from Kyiv National University of Economics.
Yuriy holds an MBA from the INSEAD international business school (France, Singapore).