He graduated from the Moscow State Mining University with degree in "Technology and complex mechanization of coal sheet deposits", and later from Plekhanov Saint Petersburg Mining University with degree in "Economics and Management".
Mr. Barabash began his career in 1992. He has more than 20 years of experience in companies of industry, as well as extensive experience in the coal production and improving the safety of production processes.
He joined DTEK in 2013 as the Deputy Coal Production Director.
Since January 2016 Mr. Barabash was appointed the Acting Coal Production Director and from September 2016 — the Coal Production Director.