Willem Coppoolse to lead Naftogaz Group Commerce Division

The Naftogaz executive board has appointed Willem Coppoolse as head of the Group\'s Commerce Division

The Naftogaz executive board has appointed Willem Coppoolse as head of the Group's Commerce Division. His responsibilities within the Commerce Division include the development of the retail segment, gas trading and effective channels for gas sales.

For more than 25 years, Mr. Coppoolse was previously responsible for Eastern European markets and Ukraine at some of Europe’s biggest energy and gas companies – Gaz de France, EDF, GDF SUEZ, ENGIE.

Mr. Coppoolse also supported the Naftogaz TSO unbundling process as a commercial advisor representing Gasunie within the consortium of European gas operators.

“Willem Coppoolse has vast experience in the competitive market. At this stage, when Ukraine is finalizing the reform and liberalization of the country's gas market, his experience is highly applicable. We need the best practices and standards in customer relations. I hope that Willem will help Naftogaz achieve a revolution in energy services,” commented Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev.

The company’s executive board also appointed Mr. Coppoolse as CEO of Naftogaz Trading Gas Supply Company LLC.

Earlier, the Integrated Gas Business Division was split into two new divisions – Commerce and Exploration & Production – as part of the Group’s structure adjustments to reflect new market conditions.
The Commerce Division will focus on gas sales to end users after the PSO cancelation on 1 July 2020.
The Exploration & Production Division is responsible for production of gas and liquid hydrocarbons, efficient investments and the growth of proven reserves in the Naftogaz portfolio.


Communications Department
NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine




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