Mrs Badanova is a Ukrainian expert in energy market regulation under EU and Ukrainian laws. In 2014-2023, she worked at the biggest Ukrainian oil & gas company, Naftogaz of Ukraine, in various operational management roles. Since February 2023, she consults the line Ministry in EU integration matters. She holds bachelor and master's degrees in International Law from universities in Kyiv and Cambridge (UK) as well as MBA from the Kyiv School of Economics. She is also a PhD researcher at the EUI.

Highest Level of Education


Current Job/Study field

Consultancy / freelance


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Current employer

Ministry of Energy of Ukraine

Work experience

  • Deputy Head of Legal, Team Lead for Energy Market Development
    Naftogaz of Ukraine - Full-time From October 2014 to February 2023

    Identification and resolution of various complex regulatory issues in energy markets


  • LL.M. in International Law
    University of Cambridge From October 2012 to June 2013

Area of expertise

Accounting Balancing (gas) Communications Compliance Downstream Energy Law Energy policy EU Network Codes Gas Gas distribution


  • English
  • Ukrainian
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Russian


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