Joseph Cofer Black Joins Burisma’s Board of Directors

February 13, 2017

Burisma Group announces today that Joseph Cofer Black the former Director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center (1999-2002) and Ambassador at Large for counter-terrorism (2002-2004) will join its Board of Directors. As a member of Burisma Group’s Board of Directors Mr. Black will lead the company’s security and strategic development efforts.

“We are excited that Mr. Black has agreed to serve as a member of Burisma’s Board” said President of Burisma Group Nikolay Zlochevskyi. “Burisma is expanding into new and emerging markets and is actively pursuing global energy projects” explained Zlochevskyi. 

Zlochevsky continued: “Mr. Black’s well-known and unmatched knowledge and experience in strategic development and market risk assessments will help Burisma achieve these goals.”

“I am pleased to begin my service with the Burisma Group and to help achieve its business expansion objectives.  Mr. Black stated.  “Burisma is the fastest-growing privately held gas producer in Eurasia and I am excited to be working directly with the Group’s leadership team to assess new opportunities, analyze the financial, political and informational risks those opportunities may present and develop strategies to overcome those risks so Burisma can meet its business objectives” explained Mr. Black

Joseph Cofer Black is a recognized expert in the field of combating international terrorism, cyber-security, national security and international relations. In addition to his government service in 2011, he served as Senior Advisor for Foreign Affairs to the U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Since Mr. Black retired from public service in 2005, he has been providing strategic advice to several global companies regarding business development and market risk assessments. In particular, Mr. Black served as Vice Chairman at Blackwater Worldwide (now Academi) and Chairman at Total Intelligence Solutions (Total Intel).

Founded in 2002, Burisma Group is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company operating in Ukraine, Italy and Kazakhstan. In Ukraine, Burisma is a market leader with annualized natural gas production more than 1 BCM and over 30% market share.

Burisma is striving to become an active market player across Europe, as well as worldwide, and to stand out by virtue of its values and experience. Burisma is seeking to strengthen its role in the field of global energy development, with an emphasis on exploiting new technology. #EnergySecurityUkraine

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