4th Global Energy Forum 2023 Distinguished Speakers Include

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Vitalii Tarasiuk

Consul General of Ukraine in Houston

December 2021 - Appointed as Consul General of Ukraine in Houston with a consular district that covers the territories of seven US States: Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas, Colorado, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.

From March 2020 to December 2021 – Deputy Director General of the Americas Department at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Was responsible for bilateral cooperation with the United States of America and Canada.
From December 2019 to March 2020 – Foreign Policy Advisor to the Deputy Prime-Minister for European and Euro- Atlantic integration of Ukraine.
From December 2014 to December 2019 – Minister-Counselor, Head of Economic and Trade Office, Embassy of Ukraine in the USA. As a Minister-Counselor and Head of Economic and Trade Office of the Embassy was responsible for organizing all economic activities of the Ukrainian diplomatic mission in the USA, particularly cooperation with economic block of the US Administration.

From December 2012 till December 2014 - Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine. Was responsible for bilateral and multilateral international cooperation of the Ministry of Finance, particularly, relations with diplomatic corps accredited in Ukraine and IFI’s (organizations of the World Bank Group, EBRD, EIB, IMF).

From August 2010 to November 2012 held the position of the First secretary of the Economic Section at the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States (Washington DC). Was overseeing Ukraine’s cooperation with IFI’s and Ukrainian-American cooperation in the financial and energy sectors, international energy security issues.

From September 2008 to August 2010 – First secretary of the Americas Department of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

From October 2004 to August 2008 held the position of the First secretary at the Embassy of Ukraine in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (London). Was responsible for the development of bilateral political dialogue between Ukraine and the United Kingdom, inter-parliamentary co-operation, relations with nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions.

Education: Graduated from Kyiv National Economic University, majoring in "International Economics" and received a master's degree in international economics with specialization in international investment management.