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  • Deputy CEO for Communications and International Cooperation

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    Mykhailo Bno-Airiian 

    Responsible for strategic planning, development of relations with international partners, in particular, donors, international financial institutions, foreign system operators, ENTSO-E, Energy Community Secretariat, European Commission Directorate-General for Energy, development of internal and external communications, personnel management, corporate and social responsibility, coordinates the work regarding the connection to Ukrenergo grids, etc.

    Mykhailo Bno-Airiian is a civil servant with diverse work experience. Before his appointment at NPC Ukrenergo, 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 relations and was the second-to-Minister official at the Ministry in terms of publicity.

    During his tenure at the Ministry, Mykhailo Bno-Airiian headed the working group for development of a new draft law on the electricity market, headed the group developing the restructuring model for NJSC “Nafrogaz of Ukraine,” initiated establishment of the strategic working group for response to investor problems, and “rebooted” the international relations section.

    While working in the Government in 2013-2014 as Advisor to the Vice Prime Minister, Mykhailo Bno-Airiian was responsible for healthcare sector. In particular, his active position contributed to a significant simplification of access of the seriously ill to analgesics, the implementation of European standards for drugs manufactured in or imported to Ukraine.

    Mykhailo Bno-Airiian has work experience in a diplomatic sphere. As Advisor to the Foreign Minister in 2010-2013, he was responsible for economization of foreign policy. For the first time in the history of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he initiated the establishment and worked as the executive secretary of the Council of Exporters under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Working group for cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the regions of Ukraine. He prepared and participated in 10 foreign visits of the Minister of Foreign Affaits to the countries in Asia and the Middle East.

    Mykhailo is the author and manager of the project “Energy Diplomacy Strategies for Ukraine”. For the first time in Ukraine, the book examines the examples of foreign energy diplomacy coordination systems, the activities of international financial and analytical institutions, and analyzes 45 countries that are, to a varying degree, of interest to Ukraine in terms of the development of cooperation in the energy sector.

    Has a degree in international economics from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv 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.