Supervisory Board Members

Members of the Supervisory Board of the International Platform ‘The Implementation of the Ukraine–European Union Association Agreement Standards on the Effective and Balanced Use of Natural Resources’

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Oleksandr Ponomarenko
Head of the Supervisory Board, Academician and Secretary of the Department of Earth Sciences, Doctor of Geology, Professor
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Volodymyr Bezvynnyi
First Deputy Head of the Supervisory Board, Candidate of geological sciences, European Geologist Title 1310
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Anatolii Kachynskyi
Deputy Head of the Supervisory Board, Doctor of Technical Sciences, professor
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Pavlo Gryschuk
Scientific secretary of the Supervisory Board, Candidate of geological sciences, assistant professor
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Oleksandr Bobrov
Member of Supervisory Board, Doctor of Geology and Mineralogy, professor, European Geologist Title 1311
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Oleksandr Bogachov
Member of Supervisory Board
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Mykhailo Geichenko
Member of Supervisory Board, Candidate of geological sciences
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Mykhailo Honchar
Member of Supervisory Board, President of Centre of globalist studies "Strategy XXI"
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Victor Ogar
Member of Supervisory Board, Professor of the Faculty of Geology of Oil and Gas, Institute of Geology National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Doctor of Geology

Oleksandr Ponomarenko

Head of the Supervisory Board
Academician and Secretary of the Department of Earth Sciences
Doctor of Geology, Professor

Oleksandr Ponomarenko is an Academician and Secretary of the Department of Earth Sciences, Member of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Head of the Department for Geochemistry of Isotopes and Mass Spectrometry, Doctor of Geology, Honoured Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine.

He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine specializing in Isotope Geology elected on March 6, 2015.

Oleksandr Ponomarenko is a professor, Doctor of Geology. Fields of research: Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology.

In 1970, he graduated from Kyiv Geological Exploration College.

In 1979, he graduated from the Geology Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, started working at the Institute of Geochemistry and Physics of Minerals of the National Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR (nowadays M. P. Semenenko Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation of the NAS of Ukraine) at the positions of Engineer, Junior Research Fellow, Head of a laboratory, Researcher, Senior Research Fellow, Head of a Department, Deputy Director for Science.

In 1984, Oleksandr Ponomarenko completed his postgraduate studies at the Institute of Geochemistry and Physics of Minerals (IGFM) of the NAS of the Ukrainian SSR.

In 1988, he defended his Ph.D. thesis on "Geochronology of the Precambrian Formations of the Rosinsko-Tikichskyi District of the Ukrainian Shield".

In 2003, Oleksandr Ponomarenko defended his doctoral thesis on "Uranium and Lead Geochronology of the Early Precambrian of the Ukrainian Shield". He is an expert in the field of Isotope Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry.

Oleksandr Ponomarenko is an author of more than 130 scientific papers, including 3 monographs.

In 2002, he directly contributed to the establishment of the Department of Targeted Expert Training in "Isotope Geology", "Chronostratigraphy" and "Geochemical Search Methods" at the premises of the Institute, for students of the Geology Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, where he gives a course of lectures.

Oleksandr Ponomarenko is one of the founders and Director of the Centre for the Shared Instrument Use at M.P. Semenenko Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine "Mass-spectometric Centre for Solid Phase, Isotopic Gas and Trace Element Analysis".

He is Deputy Chairman of the Phanerozoic Chronostratigraphy, Classification, Terminology and Nomenclature Commission, a member of the Archean Commission, a member of the Palaeoproterozoic Commission of the National Stratigraphic Committee, Deputy Head of the Specialized Doctoral Thesis Examination Board at the M.P. Semenenko Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Chief Editor of the "Mineralogical Journal", Member of the editorial team of the collection of scientific papers "Geochemistry and Ore Formation", periodical "Notes of the Ukrainian Mineralogical Society". In the recent years, Oleksandr Ponomarenko has been actively working at the Presidium of the NAS of Ukraine in the position of Academician and Secretary of the Department of Earth Sciences.

In 2009, he was awarded a Certificate of Honour by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Volodymyr Bezvynnyi

First Deputy Head of the Supervisory Board,
Director of Tutkovsky Ltd.
Candidate of geological sciences, European Geologist Title 1310

In 1984, Volodymyr Bezvynnyi graduated from the Geology Faculty of Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv with a degree in Geological Survey, Prospecting and Exploration of Mineral Deposits, geological engineer.

From 1984 to 1989 he worked as a geologist, site supervisor of Tuostakh party within Yana geological survey expedition of Yakutskheolohiia Geological Association.

In the period from 1989 to 2012 he served as a geologist, site supervisor, head of a survey party, director of the Centre for Regional Geological Studies of Pivnichheolohiia State Regional Geological Enterprise.

Since 2012 he holds various executive positions in Tutkovsky Group of Companies.

Since 2018 - Director in Tutkovsky Ltd.

Volodymyr Bezvynnyi has a PhD in Geology, is EurGeol 1310. His area of expertise comprises petrology and metallogeny of Precambrian granitoids, geology of gold and rare metal fields.

He has written over 30 scientific papers, is an author, co-author and editor of 17 sheets of the State Geological Map of Ukraine at a scale of 1:200 000. He is an author and co-author of more than 30 geological production reports.

Volodymyr has discovered and evaluated deposits of gold, antimony (Sakha Republic (Yakutia, Russia), rare metals (tantalum), apatite ores, construction materials (Ukraine), provided advisory services in respect of the geology of gold deposits to mining companies of Mongolia, Ghana and Mali.

Volodymyr Bezvynnyi is a member of the National Petrographic and National Stratigraphic (Precambrian Section) Committees of Ukraine, the Scientific Council for the Prediction of Solid Minerals and the Scientific Editorial Board of the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine, a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Geologist of Ukraine, Chairman of the Managing Board of Ukrainian Association of Geologists NGO, a delegate from Ukrainian Association of Geologists NGO in the Council of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG).

He has been awarded a Third Class Order of Merit, a Certificate of Honour from the Parliament of Ukraine, industry awards of the State Geological Service of Ukraine, including an Honorary Prospector Badge, L.I. Lutugin Medal, V.I. Luchytskyi Medal, a Second Class Medal of Merit from the Ukrainian Association of Geologists.

Anatolii Kachynskyi

Deputy Head of the Supervisory Board
Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor

In 1981 he graduated from geological faculty of the Kyiv National University of Taras Shevchenko, in 1984 – Faculty of Cybernetics.

Doctoral thesis «Methodology of mathematical modelling a threat risk to economic security of Ukraine» (Kyiv National University of Taras Shevchenko).

Since 1981 – Junior researcher of the department of metallogeny, Institute of Geochemistry and Mineral Physics of the NAS of Ukraine.

Since 1989 – senior researcher at the Department of metallogeny of Laboratory of systemic methods of public health research, All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Hygiene and Toxicology of Pesticides, Polymers and Plastics of the USSR Ministry of Health.

Since 1991 – Senior Researcher at the Department of System Modelling of National Security Problems.

Since 1995 – Head of the Department of Environmental Safety.

Since 1998 – Head of the Department of Problems of a Vital Activity Security, Head of the Department of Environmental Policy at the National Institute for Strategic Studies; Deputy Director, Head of the National Security Strategy Department at the Institute of National Security Problems.

Civil servant of 3rd rank (2000). Honoured Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine (2008).

Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology (2011).

Pavlo Gryschuk

Scientific secretary of the Supervisory Board
Chief Geophysicist of Tutkovsky Project Management Ltd.
Candidate of Geological Sciences, assistant professor

He began his career in 1986 as a computer operator in the Comprehensive Geophysical Expedition of the Production Geological Association “Pivnichukrgeologia".

From 1988 to 1993 he studied at the Geological Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv at the specialty "Geophysical methods of search and exploration of mineral deposits" and qualification - engineer-geophysicist.

After graduating with honors, he worked at the Faculty of Geophysics of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv as engineer of the 1st category (1993-1994), head of the laboratory (1994-1996), assistant (1996-2000) and associate professor (2000-2018).

He taught courses: Geophysical methods of research, Quantitative analysis of magnetic anomalies, History and methodology of geological science, Information technology in geophysics, Hazardous geological processes, Engineering Geodynamics, Processing and analysis of gravimagnetic fields using a computer and Programming. He supervised geophysical researches during comprehensive practical training of students in geological survey (Carpathians, Mountain Crimea and Polissia).

He studied as postgraduate (1993-1997) and in 1999 defended his Ph.D. thesis "Interpretation of magnetic anomalies in an automated mode" in the specialty "Geophysics".

In December 2002 he was awarded the title of associate professor of the Faculty of Geophysics.

The founder and faculty curator at the Kyiv University of the first Ukrainian Student Society - Kyiv University Geophysical Society (SEG) (2002). His activities attracted ten foreign lecturers, students received access to Geophysics and The Leading Edge magazines, participated in student education programs (SEP), student leaders' symposia (SLS), the first geoscience field camp was conducted in Ukraine (2017) etc. The tutor of student societies: European Association of Geosciences and Engineers (EAGE) (2010-2015) and American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) (2007-2016).

Winner of award of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for young scientists (2000), holder of scholarship of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2002-2004).

Under Erasmus Mundus program in 2008 and 2009 he was a trainee (Post-Doctorate) at the University of Algarve (c. Faro) and an employee at the University of Mignole (c. Guimaraes) in Portugal in 2014.

Since 2018 Chief Geophysicist of LLC Tutkovsky Project Management Ltd.

Scientific interests: methods of inversion of potential fields and geological interpretation of geophysical data.

He has more than 65 scientific and methodical publications, including one educational accessory.

Oleksandr Bogachov

Member of Supervisory Board
Expert at Tutkovsky Project Management Ltd.

In 1973, Oleksandr Bogachov graduated from the Geological Faculty of Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, specialty “Geophysical methods of prospecting of mineral deposits”.

Since 1975 – geophysicist, researcher, senior researcher at the Ukrainian Research Geological Prospecting Institute.

Since 1983 – Chief Specialist, Head of the Department, Deputy Head of the Department of Expertise and Analysis of the Development of Technological, Ecological, Nuclear Safety and Nature Use of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Head of sector on science and international relations of Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine.

Since 2011 – Advisor to the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.

Since 2012 – Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

Since 2014 – Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of "Infox".

Since 2017 – Expert of the International Hub of Natural Resources TUTKOVSKY.

Oleksandr Bobrov

Member of Supervisory Board
Chairman of the Board of Expert Council of Ukrainian Association of Geologists
Doctor of Geology and Mineralogy, professor
European Geologist Title 1311

In 1978 he graduated from the Faculty of Geology of Lviv State University, specializing in Geology and Exploration of Mineral Resources, an engineer and geologist.

In 1978 - 1989 he worked in the Production Geological Association "Pivdenukrgeologia" on the posts of a geologist, senior geologist and chief of the team.

From 1989 to 2000 - Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of Minerals of the Geological Faculty of I.Franko Lviv National University.

In 2000-2011 - Deputy Director of Science, acting Director of the Ukrainian State Geological Prospecting Institute.

In 2011-2014 - worked as the chief researcher at the Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation named after M.P. Semenenko of the NAS of Ukraine and chief geologist of Top Target Co., UA Mining Co., and Style Research (SL) Ltd. in Sierra Leone.

In 2014-2015 – first science vice-chancellor of PHEI Tutkovsky Institute.

From 2015 - Chairman of the Board of the company "Expert Council of the Ukrainian Association of Geologists", expert of the European projects on water policy of the EU (KINDRA), mineral raw materials (INTRAW), development of robotized systems for geodetic and flood mine exploration (UNEXMIN); combined heat generation, extraction of metals from ultra-deep ore bodies (CHPM2030).

In 1986 he defended his Ph.D. thesis on the theme "Tonalis of the Middle Pridniprovska granite-green stone area (geological position, formation affiliation, petrogenesis)".

In 2003 he defended his doctoral dissertation on the theme "Volcano-plutonic assemblages of green stone belts of the Ukrainian shield (formations, paleo volcanological reconstruction, metallogeny)".

Doctor of Geology and Mineralogy, professor, EuroGeoologist (European Geologist Title 1311 - 02.07.15).

Sphere of scientific interests includes: geology and metallogeny of green stone structures, geology of deposits of noble and rare metals, diamonds.

The author of more than 350 scientific works, including 20 collective monographs. The author and co-author of 18 production geological reports.

7 candidates and 1 doctor of geological sciences have been trained under his scientific guidance.

Important discoveries include Sergiivsk gold ore deposit (Ukraine), discovery of metal rhenium and its intermetallic substances in Precambrian ultra-bases for the first time on the planet Earth (2006), "The phenomena of petro physical fixation of geodynamic processes ..." (diploma No. 333, register No. 417, 2007), discovery of new kimberlite fields, separate systems of pipes and dikes in Sierra Leone (West Africa).

Member of the Bureau of National Stratigraphy, Member of the Interdepartmental Tectonic and Petrographic Committees of Ukraine, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Industry Magazine "Mineral Resources of Ukraine", member of the specialized academic councils of Lviv National University and M.P. Semenenko Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; UkrDGRI Collection of Scientific Papers, Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Council for the Prognostication of Solid Residues, Member of the Scientific and Editorial Board of the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine. From 2003 to 2013, he was a member of the Intergovernmental Council for the Exploration, Use and Protection of the Subsoil of the CIS representing Ukraine. President of the Ukrainian National Group of the International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (IAGOD). Freelance advisor to the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.

He was awarded the Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, industry awards from the State Geological Service of Ukraine: "Honorary Subsoil Explorer", L.I. Lutugin medal, V.I. Luchytskyi medal.

Mykhailo Geichenko

Member of Supervisory Board
Deputy Chairman of the Board of the "Expert Council of the Union of Geologists of Ukraine"
Candidate of Geological Sciences

Higher education. Graduated from Ivan Franko Lviv State University, specialty - "Geochemistry", qualification - an engineer

The author and co-author of 6 reports on regional geological works at a scale of 1:50,000. Author of about 50 publications in professional editions, a co-author of 5 monographs.

In 1982-1995 he was a geologist, chief of the section of the Dnipro Geological and Geophysical Expedition SGE "Pivnichgeologia". From 1995 to 2013 he worked as the chief geologist of the State Geological Survey, head of the department of regional geological research, deputy director of the Department of Geology of the State Geological Survey of Ukraine. Since 2014 - the head of the Research Department of PHEI Tutkovsky Institute.

Member of the Bureau of the National Stratigraphic Committee, member of the interdepartmental Tectonic and Petrographic Committees, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the sectoral magazine "Mineral Resources of Ukraine", Chairman of the Scientific Council for predicting the resources of solid minerals, deputy chairman of the Scientific-Editorial Board of the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine.

From 2003 to 2013 - a permanent member of the Intergovernmental Council for the Exploration, Use and Protection of the Subsoil of the CIS.

Mykhailo Gonchar

Member of Supervisory Board
President of the Centre for Global Studies "Strategy XXI"

He was born in Ukraine in 1963. He got higher technical education and in 1986 he graduated from Kyiv Institute of Civil Aviation. He served in the Air Force. In 90s he held the state position at the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. He worked as a senior research fellow at the National Institute for Strategic Studies, adviser at the National Institute for International Security Affairs of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, in 1996-2000 - advisor to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. He got trained in the European Commission and NATO.

In 2000s he worked in the oil and gas sector of Ukraine, at the responsible positions as the head of the staff of Office of the Special Commissioner of Ukraine for Euro-Asian Oil Transportation Corridor, Deputy Chairman of the Board of JSC "Ukrtransnafta". In 2005-2006 he was co-director of the Ukrainian-Polish joint venture "Sarmatia". He is awarded an honorary diploma of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine.

Since 2006 he is engaged in non-state sector, Director of the Center for Energy "NOMOS" (Sevastopol), a member of the editorial board of the journal "Black Sea Security”. Since 2008 he is the founder and the President of the Centre for Global Studies "Strategy XXI”. He is an associate expert at the Razumkov Center and the Russian Research Center. In cooperation with international partners M. Gonchar headed a number of projects on the transparency of the operation of the oil and gas sector of Ukraine, the features of extraction of unconventional gas, the use of energy infrastructure, etc.

The author of a number of books and numerous publications on mining, hydrocarbon energy industry, energy security, international relations, hybrid threats published in Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Turkey, the Netherlands, Finland, etc. He is a member of a number of international conferences on energy and security issues in Poland, Slovakia, Germany. He is a member of a number of Ukrainian and international formats, in particular the National Committee for Industrial Development of Ukraine headed by the Prime Minister of Ukraine, the Ukrainian-Polish Partnership Forum under headed by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Poland, Ukrainian-Slovak Forum.

Victor Ogar

Member of Supervisory Board
Professor of the Faculty of Geology of Oil and Gas
Institute of Geology National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv
Doctor of Geology

In 1977 graduated from the Geological Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv at the specialty "Geophysical methods of search and exploration of mineral deposits".

In 1985 he defended his Ph.D. thesis "Corals of the Middle Carboniferous and detailed dismemberment of the Bashkir and Moscow stages of Mountain Bashkiria".

After graduating from the university, he worked in the geological survey teams of the Krasnoyarsk Geological Department. In 1979-1983 he studied at the post-graduate course of Kyiv University (supervisor - prof. O.L. Anor). As member of the expeditions of the Faculty of Geology, performed thematic paleontological and stratigraphic studies of the Upper Paleozoic in the Urals, Cisurals, and Tien Shan.

In 1983-1993, working at Pivnichukrgeologia NGO, he was engaged in geological interpretation of geophysical data of individual sections of the Ukrainian Shield, the Volyn-Podilsky Plate, Dnieper-Donets Rift. He is a co-author of a number of reports and practical recommendations on the search for radioactive, rare and rare-earth elements, polymetals, kimberlites, oil and gas.

During 1993-2001 he worked at CJSC Concern Nadra, where he was engaged in geological exploration of oil and gas fields within the limits of the Dnieper-Donets Rift, Volyn-Podilsky plate and Transcarpathian site.

Since January 2002 - assistant, since May 2005 - associate professor of the Department of Geology of Mineral Resources of the Geological Faculty.

Since September 1, 2006, he has been enrolled in the doctoral program of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (scientific consultant - prof. V.A. Mykhailov), continuing to work as associate professor (part-time).

In 2008 he was awarded the departmental award of the State Geological Survey - L.I. Lutugin medal

In February 2009 he was awarded the title of Associate Professor of the Department of Geology of Mineral Resources.

In 2009, he defended his doctoral dissertation on the theme "Stratigraphy of Carboniferous deposits of Ukraine and the development of cnidarians", and in 2010 he received a doctorate in geological sciences in the field of stratigraphy and paleontology.

Since 2010 - Associate Professor, and since 2011 - Professor of the Department of Geology of Oil and Gas.

He lectures courses Regional geology, Oil and gas provinces of the world, Search and exploration of oil and gas fields, Forecasting of oil and gas bearing depths.

He is the head of the group of students during the integrated geological survey practice (Mountain Crimea) and the head of on-the-job training.

Scientific interests include stratigraphy and oil-gas bearing of the upper Paleozoic, geological interpretation of geophysical data.

He has over 75 scientific publications.

Deputy editor-in-chief of the journal "Geologist of Ukraine".

Chairman of the jury of the section "Geology" of the All-Ukrainian contest of school research works of the Small Academy of Sciences.