Yuri Yurievich Vitrenko – head of NJSC Naftogaz, ex-director for business development of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine.
Place of Birth. Education. Born September 17, 1976 in Kiev. Father – Vitrenko Yury Nikolaevich, candidate of economic sciences, associate professor. Mother – Natalia Vitrenko – Ukrainian politician, leader of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, People’s Deputy of Ukraine II and III convocations. He spent his childhood in Kiev. His father in the 80s worked in the State Planning Committee of the Ukrainian SSR and began a ministerial career, his mother was an assistant professor of statistics at the Institute of National Economy. Since 1991, after the divorce of his parents, Yuri stayed with his father. From the age of 5 he studied at school No. 172. After the 8th grade, he entered the economic class of gymnasium No. 153, at the same time he studied at the Kiev School of Management for High School Students KROK (since 1993 – – Kiev Lyceum of Business).
In 1996 – graduated from the bachelor’s degree of the Kiev National Economic University with honors, specialty – International economy.
In 1997 – graduated from the master’s program of KNEU with honors, specialty – “Management of international business”. While studying at KNEU, he did an internship at the Iowa State University of Science and Technology, USA, participated in international student conferences.
In 1997 – 2000 – postgraduate studies at the Institute of International Relations, Department of International Economic Relations.
In 2002 – after passing 14 qualifying exams and obtaining the necessary practice, he became a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) – one of the most famous international accounting organizations, since 2007 – honorary member (Fellow) of this Association.
In 2004 he graduated from the MBA program of the international business school INSEAD (France, Singapore). After graduating from a business school, he completed an internship at the investment bank Merrill Lynch.
2005 year – associate member (ASI) of the London Securities & Investment Institute, Level 3 certificate, securities, derivative financial instruments (Certificate in Investments, Securities & Financial Derivatives).
Career. In 1992 – 1993 – worked as an analyst in the Ukrainian financial group.
In 1995 – 1996 – work in PJSC “Ukrinbank” as a specialist of the 2nd category of the department of foreign economic activity of international settlements.
In 1998 – 2002 – held various positions in the management consulting division of the leading international company in the field of audit and consulting services PricewaterhouseCoopers (Coopers & Lybrand before the merger with Price Waterhouse), the last of which was a senior management consultant, worked in the management consulting department.
Since 2002 – took part in the project to develop the strategy of NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” and the project to create a vertically integrated oil company as an assistant to the deputy chairman of the board. Since that time and still cooperates with this company, holding various positions. – assistant to the deputy chairman of the board, head of the corporate finance division, chief adviser to the chairman of the board, non-staff adviser to the chairman of the board, business development director.
In 2004 – 2005 – occupied the positions of Head of the Department for Planning Financial and Economic Activities, Head of the Department of Corporate Finance, Deputy Head of the Department of Economics and Pricing Policy of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine.
In 2005 – 2006 – work in the investment banking division of the London branch of Merrill Lynch.
In 2006 – 2007 – became an adviser and then chief adviser to the chairman of the board of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine.
In 2008 – 2010 – served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Amstar Europe Private Equity Fund (Amstar’s international group of funds headquartered in Denver, USA).
In 2008 – 2014 – was invited to act as one of the organizers of the restructuring of international debts of NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy (by exchange for issued Eurobonds) as a freelance adviser to the chairman of the board of NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy. After the change of the company’s management in 2010, Yuri was left as a freelance adviser.
In 2010, he founded the investment company AYA Capital.
On November 13, 2018, he was appointed to the position of Executive Director of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine.
In April 2019, Yuriy Vitrenko was elected head of the Supervisory Board of PJSC Ukrnafta.
In October 2019, Volodymyr Zelenskyy appointed Yuriy Vitrenko a member of the supervisory board of the state concern Ukroboronprom.
June 11, 2023 NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” withdrew Yuri Vitrenko from the position of a representative of a shareholder in the Supervisory Board Ukrnafta.
On July 17, 2023 Yuriy Vitrenko left the post of Executive Director NAK “Naftogaz of Ukraine”.
On December 21, 2023, the Cabinet of Ministers appointed Yuriy Vitrenko First Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine – Acting Minister.
April 28, 2023 Yuriy Vitrenko appointed head of NJSC Naftogaz.
Family. Wife – Irina. Yuri met his future wife while still studying at the university. Irina also graduated from KNEU with honors and then received her education abroad. She worked in international corporations in senior positions in Ukraine, Poland and the UK.
Yuri and Irina have three children: Kristina (born 2004), Gregory (born 2007) and Margarita (born 2015).
Hobby. Trained in FC “Dynamo” (Kiev). He is engaged in mountain skiing, a member of the Ukrainian Alpine Ski Club. He is fond of golf and participates in competitions in this sport. He enjoys kite surfing.