Michael Bakunenko



Chairman of the Board

Michael joined UNB in September 2015. He provides management of all the Company’s business processes, strategic leadership and cooperation with the Company’s stakeholders.

From April 2011 Michael held the position of Deputy Board Chairman, Director of Corporate Development and Strategy at PJSC Ukrnafta (Ukraine). He was supervising finance, planning, audit and IT functions as well as coordinating operations of joint ventures and affiliate companies.

Prior to PJSC Ukrnafta Michael worked for 8 years in investment banking industry, particularly at Goldman Sachs (New York) and Renaissance Capital (Moscow, Kiev).

Mr. Bakunenko obtained Bachelor’s degree at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, USA) and Master’s degree at Columbia University (New York, USA). 

Mark Katsnelson



Deputy Chairman of the Board

Mark leads the commercial block of UNB since September 2015. He is responsible for the management of sales department and interaction with the Company key contractors.

Mark's professional experience comprises over 40 years and includes management of the companies in various industries (metal and wood processing, chemical and light industries), both in Ukraine and abroad.

Mark graduated from the Kharkov Polytechnic Institute with the Engineer-Economist specialty.

Vladimir Novikov



Head of Geology Department

Vladimir joined UNB as the chief geologist in April 2016. He is responsible for a large-scale geological exploration with a focus on a rapid and efficient development of reserves, using the generally accepted international standards and practices.

Vladimir began his professional career, which includes 18 years of experience, at the Natural Gas Research Institute of PJSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya, worked as chief geologist for the company Ukrneftegazrazvedka and Kub-Gas.

Vladimir graduated from the geological and geographical faculty of the Kharkov State University with a degree in Hydrogeology.

Vitaliy Dorogan



Head of Financial Department

Vitaliy came to UNB in 2010 as deputy CFO. He leads the Company's financial department. His responsibilities include cash flow management, financial planning and reporting. Vitaliy also supervises the joint projects in oil and gas production.

Vitaliy has 14 years of experience in the oil and gas sector. He began his career in 2002 at PJSC Ukrnafta.

Vitaliy graduated from the Kiev Institute of International Relations with a degree in International economic relations.


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