oleksiy tatarenko

Oleksiy Tatarenko

Senior Principal
  • Climate-Aligned Industries

Oleksiy Tatarenko is a senior principal in the Climate-Aligned Industries Program at RMI. He leads the hydrogen initiative, which includes work on US clean hydrogen hubs, shipping, fertilizer, infrastructure, and international policy and trade. He also works on the Green Hydrogen Catapult, a joint initiative between RMI and the UN’s High-Level Champions for Global Climate Action, promoting the aggressive global adoption of green hydrogen at the scale needed to achieve a 1.5°C future.


With 17 years of leadership experience in the public and private spheres, Oleksiy has focused on systems-level transformation of the energy sector and pioneering business models in the context of radical uncertainty. At Shell, he led the company’s Energy Transition Program, spearheading new initiatives in hydrogen and developing sectoral and country decarbonization strategies, as well as providing thought leadership as part of Shell’s Scenarios leadership team. Oleksiy previously served as the Deputy Country Chair for Shell in Ukraine.

Before that, Oleksiy founded and led a venture that piloted projects to reduce methane gas leakage in Ukraine — some of the first of their kind under the Kyoto Protocol. As an advisor to the Minister of Energy of Ukraine, he helped develop national policy on energy security and strategies to promote international investment in the sector through partnerships between state-owned enterprises and international energy companies and financial institutions.


PhD, Economics. Institute of Global Economy and International Relations of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine
MBA, Kyiv National Economic University.