The highest governing body of the organization is the Congress of the Ukrainian Association of Geologists, which elects the President, Chairman and members of the Board.
Candidate of geological and mineralogical sciences
In 1973, he graduated from the Geology Faculty of Kyiv State University (presently – Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine), with a degree in Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration.
From 1973, he worked for Kyiv State University as the leader of South Ural expedition, making research and development for ‘Bashneft’ (Bashkiria) Production Association under the Ministry of Oil Industry of the USSR and as a lecturer of the Geology Faculty at mentioned university.
In 1986, he defended his thesis.
In 1991, Pavlo Zagorodnyuk established and headed NADRA GROUP. The company was aimed to implement high technologies in the oil and gas exploration industry of Ukraine, providing Ukrainian and foreign field operators, with an integrated range of oil and gas field prospecting, exploration and development services. The company discovered 83 new oil and gas fields and deposits in Ukraine only.
In 1993, he became Vice-President of the Ukrainian state oil and gas international business corporation ‘Ukrzarubizhnaftogaz’.
In 1997, Pavlo returned to NADRA GROUP as the Chairman of the Board.
In 2003, he served as Chief Advisor to the Chairman of the Managing Board at the ‘Naftogaz of Ukraine’ NJSC. As a working group leader, Pavlo was responsible for foreign projects, including the implementation of oil and gas exploration and extraction projects in the North Africa, Middle East, Central and East Asia, as well as former CIS countries, entry of Ukrainian oilfield service companies into the international market, application of new technologies and attracting investment in the oil and gas industry of Ukraine. In total, 22 projects were completed in 12 countries. One of the results was oil production by the ‘Naftogaz of Ukraine’ NJSC in Egypt.
From 2005, - Chairman of the Board at NADRA GROUP. Besides to oil and gas sector, NADRA GROUP was focused at the integrated solutions for geological exploration and production of energy, mineral and water resources.
Since 2015, after the signing of the Paris climate agreement to preserve the environment, NADRA GROUP has focused on projects aimed at increasing oil and gas production in mature and depleted deposits (brownfield). NADRA GROUP has ceased its greenfield exploration activity in response to the requirements of the new climate agenda.
Since 2015, NADRA GROUP has expanded its activities and managed projects and programs of a wide network of partner enterprises regarding the effective and balanced use of the entire set of natural resources.
In 2019 Pavlo was assigned to the position of independent director and member of ‘Ukrnafta’ PJSC Supervisory Board. Within the Board he headed the Sustainable Development Committee which worked out the Optimization program of Ukrnafta, including measures to increase oil and gas production in mature and depleted fields.
In 2020, on the initiative of Pavlo, a new project was created, the direction of which was the management of projects of digital platforms for the preservation, rational use and restoration of the natural capital of the planet, overcoming the ecological and social challenges of the 21st century.
Besides to the commercial activities, in February 2000 Pavlo put forward the initiative to establish and head the Public Organization ‘Ukrainian Association of Geologists’ (UAG) after its registration. He was the Chief Editor of the Geologist of Ukraine Journal, the mouthpiece of the Ukrainian Association of Geologists. UAG has held six congresses of geologists, designed and approved the reform strategy for the geological industry of Ukraine within the new terms of market-oriented economy.
Measures aimed at preserving the personnel and intellectual potential of Ukrainian geology and expanding international cooperation have been implemented. The Ukrainian Association of Geologists became an associate member of influential international geological non-governmental organizations: the European Federation of Geologists (EFG), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the European Association of Geologists and Engineers (EAGE), the Union of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and many other world professional organizations. UAG develops cooperation with non-governmental organizations of a number of European and Asian countries through bilateral agreements. As part of the international platform ‘The Implementation of the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement Standards on the Effective and Balanced Use of Natural Resources’, the Ukrainian Association of Geologists, as a full member of the EFG, participates in the implementation of a number of projects within the framework of the European Union Framework Program for Research and Innovation "Horizon 2020" and "Europe 2027".
Pavlo Zagorodnyuk has numerous Ukrainian and international awards.
He has written 74 geological reports and more than 80 scientific papers.
Deputy Chairman of the Board
Candidate of geological sciences
In 1990, Hanna Liventseva graduated with honours from the Geological Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with a specialty in geological surveying, prospecting and exploration of mineral deposits. In 1990–1995, she studied at the Institute of Geochemistry and Physics of Minerals of the USSR Academy of Sciences (Institute of Geochemistry, mineralogy and ore formation of the National Academy of sciences of Ukraine).
During 1995–2015, she worked in the Nadra Group of companies as a leading specialist, head of the secretary’s department, administrative director, head of the strategic planning department, deputy chairman of the Board of the JSC Concern Nadra, head of the training and publishing department, deputy general director, general director, pro-rector for training of Tutkovsky Institute. The main tasks that she performed were the organization and holding of advanced training courses, lectures and seminars with the participation of leading scientists-geologists of Ukraine and the world and scientific conferences of various levels.
Since 2009, in addition to traditional courses of improvement of qualification of specialists-geologists, to implement the program ‘Professional Development of Specialists of the Oil and Gas Industry of Ukraine for International Cooperation and Work in Western Companies’ in the framework of which there took place the lecture tours of prominent scientists of the international geological organizations such as the EFG, the EAGE, the Society of Geophysicists and Explorers (SEG), the AAPG, and well-known specialists of world companies such as Shell, Halliburton, Paradigm and Discovery Drilling Equipment.
Since 2011, she served as the head of the program of employment and adaptation to the market economy of specialists of the geological prospecting industry with the aim of preserving the personnel and intellectual potential of Ukrainian geology.
In 2016, she received a scientific degree of candidate of geological sciences. The topic of her thesis paper was ‘Geological Prerequisites for the Formation of Technogenic Systems of Virgin Coals of the Lviv-Volyn Basin’.
Since 2017, she served as the first pro-rector of the Tutkovsky Institute.
She is the author and coordinator of the educational project for students "Earth subsoils, spiritual subsoils". She has also taught an experimental special course ‘Subsoil of the Earth (Fundamentals of Geology)’ in a secondary school with an in-depth study of the disciplines of the natural science cycle.
She has also authored 45 scientific publications.
Member of the Board
Candidate of geological sciences, Eurоpean Geologist
He is a specialist in geological surveying, geology of the Ukrainian shield and geology of gold and rare metals. His area of expertise is petrology and metallogeny of Precambrian granitoids.
In 1984, he graduated from the Geological Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv majoring in Geological Surveying, Prospecting and Exploration of Mineral Deposits as an engineer-geologist.
In 1984–1989, he worked as a geologist and mine captain of the Tuohstask party of the Yansk geological-prospecting expedition of Production Geological Association Yakutskgeologiya.
In the period from 1989 to 2012, he held the positions of geologist, mine captain, the head of the search and survey party, director of the Center for Regional Geological Studies of the State Regional Geological Enterprise Pivnichgeologiya.
Since 2012, he has been working in senior positions in the companies of the Nadra Group and since 2015, in the TUTKOVSKY International Hub of Natural Resources. In 2018, he became the director of the Hub operating company; in May, 2019, he became the chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Natural Resources Hub TUTKOVSKY.
In 2008, he defended his dissertation on topic – ‘Peculiarities of the Geological Structure and Composition Supracrustal and Ultrametric Formations Rosynsko-Tikytskiy Megablock of Ukrainian Shield.
He was also a candidate of Geological Sciences, Eurоpean Geologist (European Geologist Title 1310 – 02.07.15).
He was the author of more than 30 scientific works, including three collective monographs. He is also the author, co-author, editor and scientific expert for 17 sheets of the State Geological Map of Ukraine scale 1:200 000. He was the author and co-author of more than 20 production geological reports.
He discovered and evaluated deposits of gold, antimony (Republic of Sakha (Yakutia, Russia)), rare metals (tantalum), apatite ores, building materials (Ukraine), provided advisory services on the geology of gold mining companies in Mongolia, Ghana and Mali.
He was also a member of the National Petrographic and National Stratigraphic (Precambrian section), Interdepartmental Tectonic Committees of Ukraine, the scientific council for forecasting solid mineral deposits and the Scientific Editorial Board of the Public Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine. He was the head of the NVC of the EFG.
He was awarded with the medal ‘For Merit’ of III degree, Diploma of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, industry awards of the State Geological Service of Ukraine with the badge ‘Honoured Pro-rector’, medal L.I. Lutugin, medal V.I. Luchitsky and the medal of the UAG ‘For Merit’ of the II degree.
Chairman of the Board
Professor of the Department of Oil and Gas Geology of ‘Institute of Geology’
of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Doctor of Geological Sciences
His areas of expertise is stratigraphy and the oil and gas content of the upper Paleozoic, geological interpretation of geophysical data.
In 1977, he graduated from the Geological Gaculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv majoring in Geological Surveying, Prospecting and Exploration of Mineral Deposits.
In 1985, he defended his thesis paper ‘The Corals in the Middle Carboniferous and the Detailed Dismemberment of the Bashkiria and Moscow Subpanels in Bashkortostan.’
After graduation, he worked in geological survey parties of the Krasnoyarsk geological Department. In 1979–1983, he studied at the postgraduate training program of Kyiv University (under the supervision of Prof. O.L. Einor). As part of the expeditions of the Geological Faculty, he conducted thematic paleontological and stratigraphic studies of the upper Paleozoic in the Urals, Cisurals and Tien Shan.
In 1983–1993, he was working in the Regional Geological Enterprise Pivnichgeologiya and was engaged in the geological interpretation of geophysical data of separate areas of the Ukrainian shield, Volyn’-Podol’e block and the Dnieper-Donets Rift. He was also the 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 the JSC Concern Nadra, where he was engaged in geological exploration of oil and gas fields within the Dnieper-Donets Rift, Volyn’-Podol’e block and Transcarpathian trough.
From January 2002 to May, 2005, he held the position of associate professor of the academic department of Geology of Mineral Deposits at the Geological Faculty in Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
From 09/01/2006, he was enrolled in the doctoral program of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, while continuing to work as an associate professor.
In February 2009, he was awarded the title of associate professor in Geology of Mineral Deposits.
In 2009, he defended his thesis paper on ‘The Stratigraphy of Coal Deposits of Ukraine and Development of Cnidarians’, and in 2010, he received a doctoral degree in geological sciences, majoring in Stratigraphy and Paleontology.
Since 2011, he has been working as a professor of the department of Geology of Oil and Gas at the educational and research institute Institute of Geology of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
He also teaches courses like Regional Geology, Oil and Gas Provinces of the World, Search and Exploration of Oil and Gas, Forecasting of Oil and Gas Subsurface.
He is the head of a group of students for a comprehensive training practice in geological survey and head of Industry-Focused Practical Training.
He has more than 75 scientific publications.
In 2003-2013, he became the deputy managing editor of the journal Ukrainian Geologist.
He was also the chairman of the jury of the section Geology in the all-Ukrainian competition of school research works of the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
He was awarded the departmental honour of the State Geological Service of Ukraine with the medal of L. I. Lutugin.
Member of the Board
Academician and Secretary of the Department of Earth Sciences
of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Member of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Academy Member of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Doctor of Geological Sciences, Professor
In 2015, he became an academy member of the National Acafemy of Sciences of Ukraine majoring in isotopic geology.
His academic career directions are Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology. In 1970, he graduated from the Kyiv Prospecting Technical School. In 1979, he graduated from the Geological Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, began working at the Institute of Geochemistry and Mineral Physics of the USSR Academy of Sciences (now M.P. Semenenko Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) as an engineer, junior researcher, head of the laboratory, researcher, leading researcher, head of the department, deputy director for research and became the director of the Institute in 2008.
In 1984, he graduated from the postgraduate training program at the Institute of Geochemistry and Physics of Minerals (IGFM) USSR.
In 1988, he defended his thesis paper on ‘Geochronology of the Precambrian Formations Rosynsko-Tykychynsk Megablock of the Ukrainian Shield’.
In 2003, he defended his doctoral thesis on ‘Uranium-Lead Geochronology of the Early Precambrian of the Ukrainian Shield’. He is also a specialist in isotopic geochronology and isotopic geochemistry.
He is the author of more than 130 scientific works, including 3 monographs.
With his direct participation, the Institute established the Department of Special Training of Specialists in the field of isotopic geology, chronostratigraphy and geochemical methods of prospecting for students of the Geological Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in 2002.
He was one of the initiators of the creation of and became the head of the Centre for Collective Use of Devices at M.P. Semenenko Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine ‘Mass Spectrometric Center of Solid-Phase, Gas Isotopic and Microelement Analysis’.
He was the deputy chairman of the Commission on Chronostratigraphy, Classification, Terminology and Nomenclature of Phanerozoic, member of the Archean Commission, member of the Paleoproterozoic Commission of NSC, deputy chairman of the Dissertation Council for Doctoral Dissertations of M.P. Semenenko Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine , managing editor of ‘Mineralogical Journal’, member of the Editorial Board of the collection of scientific works ‘Geochemistry and Ore Formation’ and the journal ‘Notes of the Ukrainian Mineralogical Society’. In recent years, he has been actively working in the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of as an academy member and secretary of the Department of Earth Sciences.
He is an honoured worker of science and technology of Ukraine and was awarded with the Honorary Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine’.
Member of the Board
Professor of the Information Security Department of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
In 1981, he graduated from the Faculty of Geology and in 1984, from the Faculty of Cybernetics of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
In 1981, he became the junior researcher of the Metallogeny Department of the Institute of Geochemistry and Mineralogy of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
In 1989, he became the senior researcher of the Department of Metallogeny of the All-union System Methods of Population Health Research Laboratory, Institute of Hygiene and Toxicology of Pesticides, Polymers and Plastics and Ministry of Health of the USSR.
In 1991, he became the senior researcher of the Department of System Modeling of National Security Problems of the Institute of National Security of Ukraine.
In 1995, he became the head of the Department of Environmental Safety.
In 1998, he became the head of the Department of Human, Social and Environmental Safety, head of the Department of Environmental Policy, National Institute for Strategic Studies, deputy director, head of the Department of National Security Strategy of the Institute of National Security of Ukraine.
His doctoral dissertation was titled ‘Methodology of Mathematical Modeling of Risks, Threats to Economic Security of Ukraine".
He is the author of the monograph ‘Fundamentals of System Security Analysis of Complex Systems’ (2006).
He was a third ranking Government Official (2000) and an honoured worker of science and technology of Ukraine (2008) who won the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of Science and Technology (2011).
First Deputy Chairman of the Board
She graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in 1999 with a degree in Organization Management and qualified as an economic manager. Her experience in the specialty is 22 years, including 18 years in the field of project management.
In 2018 she graduated from the joint postgraduate course in Management of European projects in the financial perspective of the EU 2014-2020 at the University of Social Sciences (Poland) (diploma of the University of Social Sciences (Poland), the 7th level of the Polish Qualification Framework).
From 1999 to 2012, she worked in the State Enterprise Derzhzovnishinform, the state information and analytical centre for monitoring foreign commodity markets.
Since 2002, she has headed a separate structural division of project development and information support of foreign economic activity in the State Enterprise Derzhzovnishinform.
From 2005 to 2009, she was the head of the LLC Infor-Metal, a company that provides advice on the market of goods of mining and metallurgical complex.
In 1999–2012, as part of a project team, State Enterprise Derzhzovnishinform, has implemented more than 60 projects (government economic summits of the CIS and EurAsian Economic Union, national exhibitions and expositions in the countries – trading partners of Ukraine, bilateral business forums, international trade promotion organizations, industrial forums, industry conferences) in Austria, Azerbaijan, Germany, USA, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Ukraine on the order of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Ukraine, the Swiss Export Promotion Organization (SIPPO), the International Trade Organization, the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine, the Center for Adaptation of Civil Service to EU Standards and the European Commission in Ukraine, thereby benefitting numerous commercial customers in the field of mining and metallurgical complex, agro-industrial complex, chemical industry and foreign economic activity.
In 2008, as part of the project team of State Enterprise Derzhzovnishinform, by order of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, she created a comprehensive system of information and consulting support for export development.
Since 2010, she has held the position of the head of the export support department of the trade and economic cooperation department.
Since 2012, she has been working in the Nadra Group of Companies in senior managerial positions.
Member of the Board, secretary
In 2018 completed the full course of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and obtained qualification on Bachelor degree on a program subject area of Geology. Study program was Geology, exploration and assesment of minerals. Professional qualification is Geologist Assistant.