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

Andrey Kicha
Chief Legal Officer
Started his professional career more than 10 years ago. He has experience in the Kyiv Commercial Court, charitable organizations and commercial entities. Supported all M&A transactions by Burisma Holdings. Mr. Kicha obtained a Ph.D. in Law, and holds a degree in International Investment Law from the Inter-Regional Academy of Personnel Management.
Appointed: 2007

Yuriy Gaudich
Chief Financial Officer
Yuriy Gaudich joined the Group in 2013 in the role of coordinator of consolidated financial reporting of Group entities according to IFRS and maintaining relations with the Group’s external auditors. Since joining the Group, Yuriy has also taken a leading role in the financial due diligence on potential investments and acquisition targets. Mr. Gaudich holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business management and a Bachelor’s degree in Law.
Appointed: 2017

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