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Yulia Kovaliv, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

The Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, Naftogaz of Ukraine
First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

Prior to her appointment in June 2015, Ms. Kovaliv worked on demonopolization of the gas market as a Member of the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission of, the single authority for regulating gas and electricity in Ukraine. In 2015 she was elected as the Acting Chairman of the Commission.
Her biggest achievement was the adoption of a law "On the Natural Gas Market", which aimed at liberalizing one of the most important sectors of the national economy.
Since June 2015, Yulia Kovaliv serves as the First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. In May 2016 Ms. Kovaliv was elected as the Chairperson of the Supervisory Board at Naftogaz of Ukraine (state energy company, that extracts, transmits and trades natural gas and oil).
Yulia Kovaliv holds a degree in economic theory from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, a degree in social development from the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine and completed a Harvard Kennedy School of Government program.
Her current responsibilities include SOEs reform, privatization, attracting investments, strategic planning and macro prognosis.