Andriy Gerus

Andriy Gerus

A politician, People's Deputy of Ukraine, Commisioner at National Energy and Utilities Regulation Commission, main lobbyist of Ihor Kolomoisky's interests in the energy industry.

Born in a family of a miner. Andriy Gerus graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Lviv University (Economic Cybernetics) and received his MBA at Grenoble Graduate School of Business (London).

2003-2007 — investment analyst, director of trading and investment activities at Galnaftogaz. 

2007-2014 — Chief investment officer at Concorde Capital. 

Since 2015 — Executive Director at Concorde Capital.

2014-2015 — Member of the National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Utilities.

2015 — candidate for Kyiv City Council deputy from the Samopomich party.

Since 2017 — Chairman of the NGO Association of Consumers of Energy and Utilities. He was one of the main critics of the Rotterdam Plus fuel pricing formula.

Member of the 2019 Zelensky’s team during the presidential elections.

Candidate for People's Deputies from the Servant of the People party in the 2019 parliamentary elections, No. 17 on the list.

A month before the elections, he was named a candidate for the post of chairman of the committee on issues of the fuel and energy complex in the Verkhovna Rada of the IX convocation, and on August 29, 2019 he was elected as a chairman of the committee on energy and housing and utilities in the Verkhovna Rada of the IX convocation.

Andriy Gerus was appointed Presidential Representative in the Cabinet of Ministers, and was fired from his post on November 11, 2019, due to omissions from Cabinet meetings, which he explained by his workload.


Associated with Kolomoisky

Andriy Gerus is considered the main public lobbyist for Ihor Kolomoisky's interests in the energy sector. In his post as chairman of the industry parliamentary committee, he lobbied for amendments to the Law on the Electricity Market that allowed to buy electricity from non-EU countries. Two weeks after that, Kolomoisky's companies first started importing from Russia. Gerus was also accused of lobbying for lowering market price caps, also in favour of Kolomoisky.