Management

Taras Burdeinyi
Chief Executive Officer 
Has extensive management experience in the oil and gas industry. Has worked at Burisma Group over 15 years. Started his career as an Economist in Energy Service Company Esko-Pivnich, passed through all stages of professional development, worked at different companies in the Group. He graduated from Kyiv National Economic University, holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics.
Appointed: 2017

Andrii Kicha
Chief Legal Officer
Andrii Kicha is an attorney-at-law who joined Burisma Group in 2003. He has more than 15 years of expertise in Dispute Resolution. Throughout his career, he has also worked closely with numerous commercial and non-profit organizations. Mr. Kicha supervises all M&A transactions and legal due diligence of investment projects. He holds a Master’s degree in International Investment Law and a PhD in Law from Odessa National Academy of Law.
Appointed: 2007

Yuriy Gaudich
Chief Financial Officer
Yuriy Gaudich joined the Group finance department in 2013. Since joining the Group, Yuriy has taken a leading role in the financial due diligence of potential investments and acquisition targets. Prior to appointment served as a CFO of Kub-Gas. Has more than 12 years of experience at international audit and consulting companies where he managed a number of assignments at various industries. Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business management and a Bachelor’s degree in Law.
Appointed: 2017

Olga Terefenko
Chief Compliance Officer
Olha Terefenko joined Burisma’s Legal Department in 2014 as a corporate lawyer. Ms. Terefenko is an attorney-at-law. She holds a Master’s degree in Law and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Ms. Terefenko is an attorney-at-law and is finalizing her PhD in Law at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Ms. Terefenko is in charge of managing reputational and legal risks, as well as compliance procedure supervision
Appointed: 2018 

Volodymyr Benko
Chief geologist
A Candidate of Geological Sciences, Academician of the Ukrainian Oil and Gas Academy has been working for 40 years in the oil and gas industry and directly participated in the discovery and exploration of 80 gas, gas condensate and oil fields with a total estimated reserves of more than 350 billion m3. He is a graduate of the Ivano-Frankivsk Oil and Gas Institute, majoring in Geology and Exploration of Oil and Gas Fields. He has experience in the civil service in the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine. Prior to joining the Burisma Group, he was the Deputy Chairman of the Board of PJSC “Ukrgazvydobuvannya”.
Appointed: 2016

Vasyl Salo
Leading geologist
He has more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in Ukraine. He graduated from Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas, was educated as a mining geologist. He worked in state and private gas producing companies in Ukraine. In 2016 he joined the team of the Burisma Group.
Appointed: 2016