Roman Opimakh was recommended to head the State Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine
Roman Opimakh won the selection contest for the position of the Head of the State Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine, reported ExPro’s sources in the National Agency of Ukraine for Civil Service.
The selection commission recommended that two candidates, Roman Opimakh, who received 16 points and Yaroslav Pogorely, with 11 points, be recommended for onward approval by the Minister of Energy and the Environment Oleksii Orzhel. Now Minister Orzhel ought to decide on the nomination and to submit it for Cabinet endorsement. This is likely to happen at the next meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
One may recall, that with its Order No. 863-p dated September 25, 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine announced a contest for the position of the Head of the State Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine. The 6 candidates who were admitted to the contest included: Roman Opimakh, Kristina Brailovska, Yaroslav Pogorilyy Roman Saramaga, Serhiy Popov, and Yevgen Kravchuk.
Mr. Roman Opimakh is the Executive Director of the Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine. Mr. Roman Opimakh was an adviser on petroleum sector to the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, as well as the head of the relevant area at the Office for Interaction of the President of Ukraine with the Cabinet of Ministers. In those capacity he coordinated cooperation of the Ministry of Energy with the World Bank, Energy Community, EBRD in developing the Gas Sector Reform Plan of Ukraine. Mr. Roman Opimakh is MS of International Relations in International Strategies and Security from Taras Shevchenko National University (2006), graduated from the Michigan State University under the H.Humphrey Fellowship Program in Public Policy and Management and completed his internship at the Louisiana State University Energy Research Center (2016).
Mr. Yaroslav Pogorilyy, known for his work as a Director of Strategic Development at JV Poltava Gas and Oil Company.