Naftogaz investigates Ukrtransgaz board member over Paradise Papers

Source : 112 Ukraine

The company will make results of the check public after its completion
09:16, 7 November 2017

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Naftogaz declares that it began an internal investigation to verify information about Serhiy Oleksienko, a member of the board of PJSC Ukrtransgaz, and about his offshore company, that appeared in the media. This was reported by the press service of Naftogaz.

"Naftogaz Ukraine compliance service began checking the information that appeared in the media about opening of the company and possible operations in foreign jurisdictions by Ukrtransgaz board member Serhiy Oleksienko, the former chief adviser to the chairman of the Naftogaz board. The company will make results of the check public after its completion," the statement said.

As it was reported earlier Ukraine’s gas top manager Serhiy Oleksienko, whose name appeared in the Paradise Papers, owned an offshore company, which he used to draw the currency abroad – in the breach of the exchange restrictions. Hromadske web portal reported this, referring to the Paradise Papers.

Related: Details of Paradise Papers: What we learned from new offshore compromising data?

Pioneer Foundation company existed for 14 months.

Serhiy Oleksienko had the respective account opened in the Bank of Cyprus, with Ukraine-based Alfa Bank performing operations.  

In summer 2014, Oleksienko joined the national joint stock company Natfogaz Ukraine; he was in charge of many perspective developments. Currently, he is the member of directors board at Ukrtransgaz company, the affiliate of Naftogaz, which is responsible for refining and storage of natural gas.

Related: Poland urges EU to immediately deal with Paradise Papers

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