Responsible for building internal and external communications and for development of strategic relations with international partners: donors, international financial institutions, system operators of other countries, ENTSO-E, Energy Community Secretariat, Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission and other organizations.
Mykhailo Bno-Airiyan is a civil servant with diverse work experience. Before his appointment at Ukrenergo NPC, he was the Head of Department for Strategic Planning and European Integration of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry; he was responsible for all international matters, and was the second-to-Minister official at the Ministry in terms of publicity.
During his tenure at the Ministry, Mykhailo Bno-Airiyan was the head of the working group for development of a new draft law on the electricity market and the working group for development of a Naftogaz of Ukraine restructuring model, initiated creation of the strategic working group for response to investor problems, and “rebooted” the international relations section.
While working in the Government in 2013-14 as an Advisor to the Vice Prime Minister, Mykhailo Bno-Airiyan was responsible for healthcare sector. In particular, his active stance helped significantly simplify the access of the seriously ill to analgesics, implement European quality standards for drugs manufactured in or imported to Ukraine.
Mykhailo Bno-Airiyan has work experience in diplomatic sphere. As an Advisor to the Foreign Minister in 2010-13, he was responsible for economization of foreign policy. For the first time in the Foreign Ministry’s history, he initiated creation, and was the executive secretary of the Council of Exporters under Ukraine Foreign Ministry and the working group for cooperation between the Foreign Ministry and regions of Ukraine. He prepared and participated in 10 visits of the Foreign Minister to countries of Asia and the Middle East.
Has a degree in international economics from Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, and МВА in oil and gas business from Moscow Institute of International Relations.
Fluent in English and Arabic.
Author of over 340 media publications.
Hobbies: carting, gallery shooting.