Yuri graduated from Kyiv National Economic University where he also received PhD degree in economics. He started his carrier in 1996 working for investment company INEKO as equity analyst. In 1999-2002, he was Deputy Project Director for Ukraine Energy Privatization Support Program managed by Deloitte that provided advice to the Government on privatization of power distribution and generating companies, debt restructuring and preparation of new tariff methodologies.
Since 2003 Yuri has led strategy and investment advisory practice of IMEPOWER working mainly for international strategic and financial investors, project developers and lenders. Yuri was involved in developing and structuring large infrastructure projects in the area of electricity generation and transmission, led numerous due diligence assignments and assisted in establishing public private partnerships between investors and the state entities.
Yuri’s areas of expertise include regulatory framework of electricity, gas and heat markets, electricity export, import and transit, structuring and financing of investment projects, development of risk mitigation schemes, privatization, market entry strategies, etc. During recent 10 years he led over 150 advisory assignments in the energy sector, including the work performed for such clients as AES, CEZ, DTEK, EBRD, EDF, EDP Renewables, ENEL, Inter RAO UES, JP Morgan, RBS Sempra, Sumitomo, Wildhorse Energy, World Bank and many others.
Since 2008 Yuri has been actively involved in development of renewable energy projects in Ukraine providing advice to developers, investors and lenders on investment opportunities related to construction of wind, solar, hydro, biomass and biogas plants in Ukraine. He is a member of the team working on management of Ukraine Sustainable Energy Lending Facility (USELF), EUR 70 million program created by the EBRD and the CTF to provide financing for small and medium size renewable energy projects in Ukraine.
Yuri is co-chair of the Wind Working Group of European Ukrainian Energy Agency (EUEA) that unites leading international wind farm developers working in Ukraine. In this capacity Yuri is taking active role in analysis of legal and regulatory framework relevant to development, construction and operation of renewable power plants and undertakes efforts to improve it in line with best international practice.