Education: Master of Applied Science, Leading Researcher
Energy security, international energy and security relations, oil and gas sector, unconventional hydrocarbons, energy sector reforms, global energy markets
Kyiv Institute of Civil Aviation Engineers (today National Aviation University)
Over 30 years of professional experience, including state service in the system of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, scientific work in the National Institute for Strategic Studies, National Institute of International Security Problems NSDC of Ukraine. In the 2000s worked in the oil and gas complex system of Ukraine, occupying responsible posts.
Over 10 years of professional experience in research areas: energy security, international energy and security relations, oil and gas sector, unconventional hydrocarbons, energy sector reforms, global energy markets.
Author of several books and numerous articles on issues of energy, energy security, international relations, published in Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Great Britain, Turkey, the Netherlands, Finland, etc. Participates in a number of international conferences on energy and security issues in Poland, Slovakia, Germany.
Visiting Fellow in European Commission and NATO.
Analyst in international and energy relations of Centre for Global Studies "Strategy XXI", Researcher
Energy sector of Ukraine, Europe, global energy market, unconventional gas, foreign energy policies
Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University
Research interests: Over 10 years of professional experience in research of foreign policy and energy security. Researcher of the oil and gas sector of Ukraine, global gas markets, unconventional gas exploration and development. Prepares energy researches on European countries, the Black Sea and Caspian region. Participant of many international conferences and forums on energy topic.
Research Focus: International energy and security relations, Ukrainian energy infrastructure in the context of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and Energy Community, effective use of the Ukrainian gas infrastructure, EU-Ukraine common policy on security of supply of energy resources, monitoring of gas and oil markets, price indicators.
Has more than 25 years experience in the energy field. For the last 14 years he worked as a deputy head of the natural gas transit and supply department as well as on the other positions in the team of Naftogaz of Ukraine. The scope of activity included the preparation and maintenance of contracts, agreements, participation in negotiations on conditions of transit and import of natural gas.
Developed an alternative project of the CIS agreement on transit of energy resources by pipeline, which took into account Ukraine's international obligations, in particular in accordance with the European Energy Charter and the terms of the Energy Community Treaty. Subsequently, he presented this draft agreement at international negotiations as the official position of the Ukrainian side.
Participated in the delegation of Ukraine in the negotiations on the Association Agreement Ukraine-EU (AA).
Author / co-author of several publications and articles on market development, transportation and storage of gas, indexing of gas prices, which were published in the Ukrainian professional (B2B) magazine “Naftova i hazova promyslovistʹ”, “Oil & Gas Industry of Ukraine”, the journal “Visnyk natsionalʹnoyi hazovoyi spilky”, the newspaper "Holos Ukrainy". Participated in many international conferences organized by Naftogaz of Ukraine, Argus, Platts, BBSPA, CEER / ENTSOG, Confidence Energy (Kyiv, Vienna, London, Brussels), where he delivered presentations on trade and gas transportation issues
Master of Military Arts and Sciences, Senior Researcher
state national security, international humanitarian and maritime law, Euro-Atlantic cooperation, history of naval arts
National Defence Academy of Ukraine
Retired naval officer. From 2003 and until occupation of Crimea by Russia – Head of information projects at the Analytical Center "Nomos" (Sevastopol), deputy chief editor of the journal «Black Sea Security». Associated expert of Centre for Global Studies "Strategy XXI" in 2015-2016.
Member of the Coordination Council at the NATO-Ukraine Civic League.
Energy sector developments in Ukraine, Europe and global, international energy policies and relations, unconventional hydrocarbons, energy transparency, energy security, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of oil and gas with area of expertise in business economics of energy complex
Over 10 years of general professional experience of research in issues of energy sector developments in Ukraine, Europe and global, international energy policies and relations, unconventional hydrocarbons, energy transparency, energy security, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
More than 8 years of professional experience in international projects, including management of task teams' activities, communication with beneficiaries and donors, state and civil organizations, local and municipal authorities, research on energy relations between the EU and Eastern Europe countries, sustainable development, transparency of energy sector functioning and energy security in Black Sea and Caspian Sea regions.
Wide experience of work and cooperation with multinational experts' teams from: Slovakia, Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Kazakhstan.
Visiting Fellow to Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility Fellowship (2017), Association4U Fellowship (2016-2017), Think Visegrad Fellowship (2015), Warsaw Euro Atlantic Summer Academy (2013), Eurasia Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub (2013), Delegation of the EU to Ukraine Internship (2012), Robert Bosch Fellowship Program Goerdeller Kolleg for God Governance (2012), Bundestag (2011).
Research focus: bank sector, investments, economics and geopolitics.
Born on Madagascar in 1963. Graduate of the Kyiv State T.Shevchenko University, PhD in Political Science. Since 1991 employed in bank sector of Ukraine, political and economic expert for several leading mass media in Ukraine, researcher at the Agency for humanitarian technologies. Author of more than 200 articles, including on geopolitical and strategical development of Ukraine.
The global Chinese initiative "One Belt - One Road", Chinese foreign policy, ASEAN states, the decision theory
National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"
Yuriii Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University
Scope of work
Preparation of analitycal materials on East, South-East and Central Asia.
Participation in the international conferences on Asian states regional policy.
Co-founder of the Ukrainian Association of Shanghai, co-editor of Association's journal.
Research focus: She is involved in political studies of Ukraine since 1999. From 2003 to 20014 Olexia Basarab has been a research director for the Strategic and Security Studies Group (GSSS) think tank (Kyiv). Since 2014 she has been an affiliated researcher at the GSSS and publicist at the Aktuality.sk publication.
The areas of professional interest: political studies and political process in Central and Eastern Europe, energy and societal security, issues of regional security and frozen conflicts.
Education: Olexia Basarab graduated from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy as MA in Political Science (1999) and the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver as MA in Global Studies (2002). She has been trained at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska-University (Lublin), Jagiellonian University (Krakow) and Umeå University (Umeå). During 2008-2011 she has been a guest lecturer at the Matej Bel University (Banska Bystrica). Speaks fluent Ukrainian, Russian, Slovak, Polish and English.
Olena Snigyr’s sphere of interest and specialization is European security and Russian foreign policy.
From 2001 to 2017 she has been working in National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine. Olena directed Foreign Policy Department in NISS in 2008-2011 and Sector of Europe in Foreign Policy Department in 2011-2013.
In 2015-2017 she was a chief consultant in Research Center for Russian Federation Problems in NISS.
In 2018-2019 Olena worked as a leading specialist in Center for International Studies in Hennadiy Udovenko Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine. Her most recent publications include analysis of Russia’s foreign policy specifically it’s interventionism and undisclosed methods of influence, security issues in Europe, the latest developments of Ukrainian foreign policy and perspectives of development of the conflict in the East of Ukraine.
Olena obtained her Ph.D in Political Science in 2004, having completed her doctoral research which examined the development of foreign policy approaches of the Western European countries towards Ukraine in XX century. She got her master degree in International Relations from Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Olena took an internship in Center for Policy Studies in Russia (PIR Center, Moscow), National Defence University of Warsaw (SENSE programe), George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany), Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Ukrainian School of Political Studies, Clingendael Academy – Netherlands Institute of International Relations.
Bohdan Ustymenko is a Ukrainian international lawyer, an expert in the field of public international maritime law. He was born in Crimea in 1981.
He was educated in Ukraine, the United States, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea. He has had the status of a lawyer of Ukraine since 2007.
He is the author of scientific and popular science publications in the field of maritime law in the context of Russian-Ukrainian relations, as well as the security of the Black Sea region.
He worked in management positions in the field of maritime and river transport of Ukraine, in particular, in the Kyiv river port, the Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company, SI "State Hydrography".
He was awarded departmental awards.
Ph.D. in Political Science (International Relations), International Political Relations Analyst, expert on Latin American and Caribbean countries` foreign policy.
Education: MA in Geography, 1999, Simferopol State University (Tavrida National University), Simferopol, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine. PhD in Political Sciences (International Relations), 2004. Postgraduate course (2000 – 2004), Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Author of 54 published scientific works (including 8 sections in collective monographs), as well as more than 20 publications in periodicals, analytical reports for various state agencies and entities and for international foundations.
Provided numerous interviews on various issues of domestic and foreign policy of Latin America to national periodicals, radio and TV channels. From 2005 to 2011 collaborated with the BBC News Ukrainian radio as a main Latin American policy expert
In 2004 – 2015 worked as Senior Researcher at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Institute of World Economy and International Relations; State Institution “Institute of World History of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine”, Kyiv).
Worked as lecturer (teached lecture courses “Foreign policy”, “Political geography”, “International organizations”) in several Ukrainian universities, among them National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” and National Aviation University.
Fluency in Spanish and English languages
July 2013 to present – member of the Association of Hispanists of Ukraine (Asociación de Hispanistas de Ucrania)
Education: He is an engineer by profession, graduated from the Donetsk State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture. He worked in the field of design and construction of gas and oil infrastructure, in particular in the JSC "INSTITUTE YUZHNIIGIPROGAZ". He has 20 years of experience.
Research interests: oil and gas production and infrastructure projects, their geopolitical, geoeconomic and climatic impacts, regional features of energy expansion of global players, energy, infrastructural dimensions of the Three Seas Initiative, the Baltic region, the Arctic.