Before work at the Association, Roman Opimakh was the advisor to the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine in the petroleum sector. At the same time, Roman was the Head of the oil and gas division in the Office for interaction of the President of Ukraine with the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. One of the main fields of Roman's practice in the past seven years was strategic planning, performance improvement and analysis of the oil and gas sector of the economy.
From 2011 until 2014 Roman worked as a Coordinator in oil and gas sector at the Economic reforms center mandated by the President of Ukraine as well as responsible for the national LNG-terminal project development. Among Roman's duties was also updating the Energy strategy of Ukraine by 2030. Before coming to this government institution, Roman was in charge of international cooperation as a Head of the Investment and Development Department at a construction company. From 2006 until 2010 Roman worked at the Administration of President of Ukraine, where, among other activities, supported the work of the Presidential Envoy for international energy security.
Roman supervised and participated in various energy projects, which involved such international companies and institutions as IHS, McKinsey, IMF, World bank, U.S. Department of State, Energy Community Secretariat.
Roman graduated from the Kyiv Institute for international relations National Taras Shevchenko University with a Masters diploma. Later, Roman was a H.Humphrey (Fulbright) fellow at Michigan State University.