Supervisory board

On 13 December 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved a new composition of Naftogaz supervisory board appointing six new directors.

The following independent directors have joined the board: Clare Spottiswoode (Great Britain), Bruno Lescoeur (France) and Amos Hochstein (U.S.).

The decision on early termination of supervisory board members Popyk Sergii Dmytrovych, Kudrytskyi Volodymyr Dmytrovych and Demchyshyn Volodymyr Vasylyovych as government appointees was adopted by Ordinance of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 11 September 2019 # 793-р. In addition, Kovaliv Yulia Ihorivna and Boyko Nataliya Andryyivna were elected on 12 September 2019 as government appointees.

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Clare Spottiswoode
Chairperson of the supervisory board
Before joining Naftogaz supervisory board, Clare Spottiswoode was the Chairman of Gas Strategies and continues to be a director of the company. Clare has a formidable track record in the gas sector and was the Director General of Ofgas (the predecessor gas-focused regulatory body to Ofgem) between 1993 and 1998 at the time of driving through the breakup of British Gas and the liberalization of the gas market in Great Britain.
Over the past 20 years, she has a significant international track record as NED of both listed and unlisted entities. She has also acted as an economist at HM Treasury, the United Kingdom’s economic and finance ministry responsible for formulating and implementing the government’s financial and economic policy, lectured at London Business School, and set up and managed private business interests.
Clare Spottiswoode holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Economics from Yale University and a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics from Cambridge University. Clare’s qualifications as board member include her significant executive management, regulatory, corporate governance and board level experience in oil and gas related industries.
She also has strong relationships with influential government, academic and industry leaders.
Declaration of independence

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Yuliya Kovaliv
Deputy chairperson of the supervisory board
Yuliya Kovaliv has almost ten years of experience in executive positions in the energy sector and public administration.
Before joining Office of the President, Mrs. Kovaliv held the position of the Head of the Office of the National Investment Council of Ukraine (2017-2019).
She also served as the First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade and was responsible for reforming state enterprises as well as for investment policies (2015-2016).
Mrs. Kovaliv served a member of the National Regulatory Commission for Energy and Utilities (2014) and as a Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of NJSC «Naftogaz of Ukraine» (2016-2017).

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Bruno Lescoeur
Member of the supervisory board
Bruno Lescoeur has occupied among the highest functions in the French energy sector including the responsibility for nuclear operations of Electricite de France (EDF) and the responsibility of all international activities of EDF.
A former member of EDF’ Executive Committee (one of the largest global energy companies), he has a very extensive experience in the gas sector: he supervised gas activities of the group and was the CEO of the Italian group EDISON, the oil and gas subsidiary of EDF.
He has therefore been involved in some of the largest deals and projects in the electricity and gas sector in Europe over the last two decades, making a huge contribution to the strategic transformation and internationalisation of EDF’s activities.
He has an extremely deep understanding of key issues governing energy sector transformation in Europe: unbundling, climate commitments, etc.
Declaration of independence

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Ludo Van der Heyden
Member of the supervisory board
Ludo Van der Heyden is the founding Director of INSEAD’s Corporate Governance Initiative and is co-Director of the International Directors Programme and the Modern Governance in Banking. He lectures on governance, leadership, team dynamics, fairness in business and society, and innovation.
Before joining INSEAD, Ludo was on the faculty of Yale University (1980-1988) and of Harvard University (1978-80). He holds an Engineering Degree in Applied Mathematics from the Université Catholique de Louvain and a Ph.D. Degree from Yale University. Ludo has been co-Dean of INSEAD (1990-1995) and Director of the INSEAD Zentrum Leipzig (1994-1999).
He is Chairman of the Board of Seisquare, a software company for estimating natural resource reserves, and a member of the Advisory Board of Bencis Capital Partners.
He was appointed Independent Director in the Supervisory Board of Naftogaz of Ukraine in May 2019.
Declaration of independence

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Nataliya Boyko
Member of the supervisory board
Prior to her appointment as a Naftogaz supervisory board member, Nataliya Boyko was the Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine for European Integration. She coordinated projects aimed at harmonization of Ukrainian energy legislation with EU legislation and maintained liaison with international financial organizations and other stakeholders. Nataliya also worked as a legal and energy consultant in both private and public sectors. Besides Naftogaz supervisory board, Nataliya Boyko is the member of the UNECE Committee on Sustainable Energy.

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Mariya Sukhan
Corporate secretary
Mariya is charge of supporting proceedings of the Supervisory Board and its committees, liaison between the Company’s governing bodies, as well as Supervisory Board’s and the Company’s relations with the shareholder and other external stakeholders.
Over 20 years of experience in legal practice with international companies, her main focus has been on corporate, commercial, and banking law, matters of corporate governance, risk management, and compliance.
In 2016, she was the one elected as Corporate Secretary to the first independent Supervisory Board of Naftogaz as she launched it, including support to all activities of the four Board committees.
Before joining Naftogaz in early 2015 to head general legal activities in the Company’s Legal Department, Mariya Sukhan had been a local Corporate/M&A practice partner in the Ukrainian office of international law firm Schoenherr.
She has started her career in law firm Proxen, where she assisted senior lawyers in servicing clients in the fields of commercial, investment, and corporate law, and continued in the Ukrainian office of international auditing firm KPMG.
She graduated as specialist in international law from the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.