RREDA Cochairmen
  • Kyrill Komarov
    First Deputy Director General of State Corporation Rosatom, Director for the development and international business
    Education

    1997: graduated with honors from the judiciary faculty of Ural State Jurisprudential Academy. After graduating the Academy, continued postgraduate studies, where acquired a Ph. D. degree in Juridical Science, a thesis titled "Government Management: Economics Instruments".

    Professional Experience

    1996 – 2000: working in the YurKon CJSC consulting company (Ekaterinburg), developed from expert up to the First Vice President.
    06/2000 – 06/2005: working in the RENOVA group of companies (as the Director for Legal Issues and Project Management in RENOVA CJSC, First Deputy Director General of RENOVA CJSC, and Director General of RENOVA CJSC — Development).
    2005 – 2006: Deputy Head of the Federal Water Resource Agency, Russia.
    03/2006 – 04/2007: Vice President of TWEL OJSC.
    Since April 2007: Director General of Atomenergomash OJSC.
    December 2007: acquired the position of Deputy Director of Atomenergoprom OJSC.
    September 2008: acquired the position of Executive Director of Atomenergoprom OJSC.
    April 2010: acquired the position of Atomenergoprom OJSC Director. Combining this position with the position of Executive Director of the Nuclear Energy Complex in Rosatom State Corporation.
    April 2011: acquired the position of Deputy Director General on the development and international business.
    February 2015: acquired the position of First Deputy Director General, Director for the Development and International Business. Combining this position with Atomenergoprom JSC Director.

  • Viktor Vekselberg
    Chairman of the RENOVA Group Board of Directors;
    Chairman of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Board of Trustees;
    Member of the Skolkovo Foundation Board
    Education

    In 1979 he graduated from the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering (MIIT), then continued his postgraduate studies at the USSR Academy of Sciences, holds Ph.D. in Technical Sciences.


    Professional background

    Since 1990, together with his partners, he founded the RENOVA Group, which has become one of the largest diversified investment companies in Russia.
    In 1996, RENOVA established SUAL-Holding, Viktor Vekselberg became its president, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2003. In 2007, SUAL-Holding merged with Russian Aluminum company, founding UC Rusal, which Board of Directors Viktor Vekselberg headed until 2012.
    In 2002-2003 Viktor Vekselberg was Chairman of the Tyumen Oil Company Management Board, and in 2003-2013 he was a member of the TNK–BP Board of Directors. In 2013, RENOVA finally withdrew from the oil and gas business.
    In the mid-2000s, RENOVA began to diversify its business and increase its presence in the high-tech sectors of the economy and renewable energy. In 2009, RENOVA founded the Hevel Group, which has become the largest vertically integrated holding in the field of solar generation, combining the entire production chain: from the development of technology and the production of its own solar modules to the construction and management of solar power plants.
    In 2010 Viktor Vekselberg was elected as the head of the project for the creation of the Skolkovo Innovation Center. In 2019 - 2020 he was the Chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation Board of Directors, since December 2020 he has been a member of the Board of Directors. In 2021, he was elected as the Chairman of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Board of Trustees.

    Vekselberg is a member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Bureau of the Board, heads the Committee on International Cooperation.
PRESIDIUM
  • Mikhail Lisyansky
    Chairman of the Solar Systems Management Board
    Education

    Graduate of the Ufa Petroleum Institute with a degree in civil engineering and Samara State Aerospace University with a degree in management.

    Professional experience


    Until 2004: managed a number of commercial enterprises.
    2003 – 2006: Deputy Director for engineering work on repairs and technical re-equipment, as well as a director for servicing subsidiaries and affiliates at Volga-Middle Trans-Regional Management Energy Generating Company OJSC.
    2006 – 2008: Deputy Managing Director of UES of Russia OJSC (business unit No. 2).
    2006 – 2008: Chairman of the Management Board of OJSC Wholesale Generation Company 2, OJSC Kuzbassenergo, Territorial Generation Company 10 OJSC.
    2008 – 2011: Head of a number of companies included in the Quartz group of companies
    (turnkey construction of energy generating facilities, repair work, implementation of modernization and modernization programs for equipment of energy generating facilities).
    2011 – 2014: Advisor to the General Director of RK Energostroy (a Russian company, a supplier of power equipment manufactured by high-class Chinese companies for the construction of power generating facilities in the Russian Federation and the CIS countries).
    2014 – present: Advisor to the Director General of Quartz New Technologies LLC (an engineering company engaged in the construction, modernization and reconstruction of energy facilities).
    2011 – present: Member of the Management Board of Quartz New Technologies OJSC.
    2014 – present: Chairman of the Management Board of Solar Systems JSC (a division of the Chinese company Amur Sirius Energy).

  • Kimal Yusupov
    General director of Vestas Rus LLC
    Education
    A graduate of Tashkent Technical University, the Energy Department.

    Professional Experience
    1999 – 2001: Design Engineer in Tashkent Power Design Institute.
    2001 – 2006: Engineer in projects of modernization power turbines, Siemens AG (Uzbekistan, Greece, Ukraine).
    2008 – 2010: Head of Renewable Energy Department, Siemens (Russia).
    2010 – 2012: Head of Turbines Business Unit, MAN Diesel & Turbo.
    2010 – 2012: Head of business unit "Energy distribution systems", Siemens (Russia-Belorus: Central Asia.
    04/2018 – 12/2020: General Manager of Vestas Manufacturing Rus.
    04/2018 – present: General Director of Vestas Rus LLC.

  • Pavel Shevchenko
    Chairman of the Vershina Group Board of Directors
    Education

    2004: Siberia-American Management Department, Irkutsk, Russia – Specialist in Management;
    2003: University of Maryland University College, USA – Bachelor in Management.

    Professional Experience

    Playing a key role in the strategic management of the Vershina Group at international level. Projects are being developed for South-East Asia and the CIS countries.

    2016 – 2017: independent solar energy project development, consulting in terms of M&A for solar energy project portfolio, Russia.
    Has structured a deal with Austrian investors for joint acquisition of a solar energy project portfolio with the total capacity of 135 MW. Participated in a successful selling of several solar energy project portfolios for Russia, with the total capacity of 255 MW.
    2014 – 2015: General Director of the management company of Solar Energy Group, Russia. Formed a solar energy project portfolio for Russia with the total capacity of 435 MW.
    2011 – 2014: Partner at IBS DEVELOPMENT (Russia). Managing projects in the sphere of structuring of project financing, financing consulting, and project management for more than 30 projects in the fields of energy generation, oil and gas, oil and gas logistics, telecom. The head of the team having successfully made 4 deals for the total amount over $90 million for projects of financing, refinancing, and leasing instruments for projects in energy generation, oil and gas, oil and gas logistics.
    2008 – 2013: Head of the department managing financing of energy projects at Gazprombank (Russia). Participated in attraction of over $2 billion investment credits. Financial consulting for Mosenergo OJSC when organizing financing from Credit Agricole CIB and Nord LB banks, when supplying equipment for Siemens for the amount of €415 million covered by EULER HERMES insurance. It was the deal of the year according to Trade Finance journal. Financial consulting for Rosatom State Corporation in the tender for construction of Temelin nuclear power plant (Czech Republic) (with the project budget of €9 billion) and construction of Akkuyu nuclear power plant (Turkey) according to the BOOT scheme (the project budget of over €9 billion). Participated in financing arrangement for the construction of CCGT energy generation unit for Kirov CHP plant-3 OJSC, Territorial Generating Company 5 (the project budget is ~$350 million).
    2006 – 2008: Manager of energy projects, Department Director, Department Deputy Director at THK-BP MANAGEMENT OJSC. Participated in organizing financing for the development of Kovykt gas condensate field. Implemented a construction project for the 3rdenergy generation block of 400 MW Nizhnevartovsk hydropower plant. Managed the development of 2 projects in the sphere of construction of energy generating facilities for a daughter company of THK-BP with the installed capacity of over 600 MW each.

  • Igor Shakhray
    General Director of Hevel Group
    Education

    1997: graduated from Irkutsk State Economic Academy with a degree in economy.
    2008: acquired an MBA degree at the Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the Government of Russian Federation with the major in Management of Company Value.

    Professional Experience

    Supervised projects at Renova Management subsidiary.

    06/2010: acquired a position of Deputy Director General in economics and financing at Hevel group of companies, later became the First Deputy General Director.
    12/2013: acquired a position of Director in solar module production of Hevel plant. Under his management, the plant was commissioned into operation and reached its rated capacity.
    08/2015 – present: General Director of Hevel Group.
    In the quarter II of the year 2017, under the management of Igor Shakhray, modernization of an active production line in Novocherkassk was completed, and the plant started production of solar modules based on a completely new heterojunction technology (HJT).

  • Anatoliy Chubais
    RREDA Presidium member
    Education

    1977: graduated from Palmiro Togliatti Leningrad Engineering and Economic Institute (LEEI).

    1983: did a Ph. D. in economics with the topic "Research and Development of Planning Methods for Management Enhancement in Industrial Scientific and Technical Organizations".

    2002: graduated from the advanced training department for instructors and experts of Moscow Energy Institute, specializing in "Modern Energy Problems" with a graduation thesis titled "Hydroelectric Development Prospects in Russia".



    Professional background

    1991 – 1994: Chairman of the State Property Management Committee.

    1992 – 1996: Vice Prime Minister, First Vice Prime Minister in economic and financial policy issues.

    1995 – 1996: RF delegated manager in the World Bank and IMF.

    1996 – 1997: Head of Russia President Administration.

    1997 – 1998: First Vice Prime Minister of Russia, Minister of Finance.

    1998 – 2008: Chairman of the UES of Russia RJSC Management Board.

    2008 – 2020: Chairman of the Management Board, ROSNANO Management Company.

    2020 – 2022: Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Relations with International Organisations to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals.


  • Alexey Zhikharev
    Director of the RREDA
    Education

    Graduate of the International Economic Relations Department of the Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation, holds Ph. D. in Economics.

    Professional Experience

    2003 – present: has been working in the electricity sector.
    A partner at advisory company VYGON Consulting and is responsible for the power sector practice.
    2011 – 2016: worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank group, where occupied a position of the Deputy Head of Russia Renewable Energy Program and Head of investors and government relations.
    2008 – 2010: worked at advisory company Mercados EMI, responsible for coordination and expert support of power sector projects.
    2003 – 2008: worked at RAO UES of Russia at the Market and Corporate Strategy department.

  • Alexander Chuvaev
    Executive Vice President, Head of the Russia Division, General Director of Fortum PJSC
    Education

    1983: Bauman Moscow State Technical University.

    Professional experience


    1987 –1995: worked in niche area in companies in Russia and abroad.
    1995 – 2009: leading positions in companies in the energy sector in Russia and abroad, including, but not limited to: GE, Power Machines JSC, SUEK OJSC and others.
    2009 – present: Member of the Board of Fortum Corporation, General Director of Fortum PJSC.
    2017 – present: General Director of Wind Power Asset Management LLC.

  • Viktor Naboichenko
    Regulatory & Government Relations Director, Enel Russia PJSC
    Education

    1998: MGIMO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, specialty "International Commercial Law"
    2004: MGIMO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, specialty "Finance and Credit"
    2006 – 2009: underwent training programs for senior management of the leading business schools IMD and INSEAD, including MBA program for senior management at the Institute for Management Development (Switzerland), INSEAD Bank Executive Leadership Program (France).

    Professional experience


    2001 – 2009: held senior positions in the oil companies of Sidanko OJSC and THK-BP Management OJSC, as well as in the banking sector (MDM Bank OJSC). Coordinated corporate law activities, including corporate governance issues (activities of the Board of Directors and the Management Board), investor relations, asset acquisition and mergers / acquisitions projects, as well as interaction with government bodies.
    2009 – present: Enel Russia PJSC.
    Member of expert councils of various federal executive bodies.

  • Grigory Nazarov
    General Director of NovaWind JSC
    Professional experience

    Grigory Nazarov has been working in the structures of the State Corporation Rosatom since 2012.

    In 2017, he became the head of Atomenergopromsbyt JSC, where he successfully implemented a number of new tools to improve the efficiency of energy supply to industrial enterprises, including using energy storage systems and machine learning methods.

    In 2020, he became the head the Development and International Business direction at NovaVind JSC.

    Prior to the structures of the Rosatom State Corporation, he worked in international audit and consulting companies, and was also involved in the implementation of projects in the oil and gas industry.


  • Alisher Kalanov
    Head of RES Investment Division, RUSNANO Management Company LLC
    Education

    Bauman Moscow State Technical University, specialty "Electronic engineering".

    Professional experience


    1998 – 2000: headed the Mangystau nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan.
    2003 – 2005: worked at RAO UES of Russia OJSC. Was responsible for the development of the company's projects in Central Asia
    2005 – 2008: Deputy General Director of Inter RAO UES JSC for Regional Development. Was responsible for the company's development strategy in international markets.
    2005 – 2007: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ekibastuz GRES-2 JSC.
    2009 – 2010: Adviser to the President at Energomashinostroitelny Alliance JSC.
    05/2010: First Deputy General Director of VO Technopromexport JSC.
    09/2010 – 2011: General Director of VO Technopromexport JSC.
    11/2012: Advisor to the Chairman of the Management Board of RusHydro JSC.
    02/2013: Managing Director for Investment Activities of RUSNANO OJSC.
    02/2014 – 05/2016: Deputy Head of Investment Division A – Head of the Anti-Crisis Management Unit of RUSNANO Management Company LLC.
    05/2016 – 06/2018: Deputy Head of the Investment Division – Head of the Block for the Development of Promising Projects in the Fuel and Energy Complex, RUSNANO Management Company LLC.
    07/2018 – present: Head of RES Investment Division, RUSNANO Management Company LLC.
    04/2017 – present: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wind Power Asset Management LLC of the joint RUSNANO-FORTUM Wind Energy Development Fund.
    04/2018 – present: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vestas Manufacturing Rus (joint project of RUSNANO, Vestas, and the Consortium of Investors of the Ulyanovsk Region).
    09/2018 – present: Chairman of the Board of Directors of WRS Towers LLC (joint project of RUSNANO, Windar Renovables and Severstal PJSC).
    04/2020 – present: Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Innovation Policy and Innovative Entrepreneurship of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

  • Andrey Shipelov
    General Director of RT-Invest JSC
    Education

    2003: graduated from the Volgo-Vyatka Academy of State Service with a degree in state regulation of the economy. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Certified).
    2011: received a qualification certificate from the Federal Service for Financial Markets of the Russian Federation (stock market specialist).


    Professional experience


    2003 – 2004: Commercial Director at Koverninskaya transshipment base JSC, Nizhny Novgorod.
    2004 – 2005: General Director at Resursnefteprodukt LLC. General management of a hydrocarbon processing company using advanced technologies. Building a high-tech business from scratch. Increase in the value of the company's assets.
    2005 – 2007: General Director at Management and Logistics Center LLC. General management of the company that carries out corporate governance of the group of companies. Increasing the level of capitalization of the holding company. Organization of strategic contacts in the oil and gas industry, in government and financial structures.
    2007 – 2009: Development Director at Russian Venture Company JSC, Moscow. Development and implementation of the company's development strategy; creation of new investment instruments; interaction with government authorities; coordination of the service of external consultants.
    2010 – 2018: General Director at Tsaritsyn Capital LLC, Moscow. Owner of 100% of shares. Strategic management of an investment company
    2012 – present: General Director, member of the Board of Directors, co-owner at RT-Invest JSC, Moscow. Strategic management of an investment company. Direct investments in the territory of the Russian Federation in the following market segments:
    - waste management;
    - transport telematics;
    - information systems.

  • Vadim Vederchik
    Managing Director of TGC-1 PJSC
    Education

    2002: Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University.

    Professional experience


    2014 – 2019: Deputy General Director for Capital Construction at TGC-1 PJSC.
    2019 – present: Managing Director of TGC-1 PJSC.

  • Maxim Shirokov
    General Director of Unipro PJSC
    Education

    1988: Military Institute of the Red Banner of the Ministry of Defense.
    1994: Moscow Law Institute.
    1996: MBA diploma from Pacific Coast University (USA).
    2003: London Business School.

    Professional experience


    2012 – present: General Director of Unipro PJSC.
    2012 – 2015: General Director of E.ON Connecting Energy LLC.
    2015 – 2016: General Director of Uniper LLC.
    2018 – present: General Director of Unipro Engineering LLC.

    Membership in the governing bodies of other organizations:
    2013: Member of the Supervisory Board of the Energy Producers Council Association.
    2016 – 2018: Member of the Board of Directors of Severneftegazprom OJSC.
    2017 – present: Member of the Board of Directors of Gazprom YRGM Development JSC.
    Date of election to the Management Board of the Company: July 16, 2012.

  • Peter Spiridonov
    General Director of WRS Towers LLC
    Education

    1991: Novocherkassk Polytechnic Institute.

    Professional experience


    1991 – 1994: Process Engineer at Taganrog Boiler-Building Plant Krasny Kotelshchik OJSC.
    1994 – 2002: Head of the Mechanical Assembly Bureau of Taganrog Boiler-Building Plant Krasny Kotelshchik OJSC.
    2002 – 2005: Chief Technologist at Taganrog Boiler-Building Plant Krasny Kotelshchik OJSC.
    2005 – 2008: First Deputy Chief Engineer at Taganrog Boiler-Building Plant Krasny Kotelshchik OJSC.
    2008 – 2018: Technical Director of Taganrog Boiler-Building Plant Krasny Kotelshchik OJSC.
    2018 – present: General Director of WRS Towers LLC.

  • Xu Hai
    General Director of the Digital Energy Department of the Eurasia Region, Huawei Tech Company LLC
    Education

    1999: St. Petersburg State Agrarian University.
    2003: St. Petersburg State Agrarian University, Ph.D.

    Professional experience


    2006 – 2013: Huawei Russia.
    2013 – 2018: Vice President of Huawei Ukraine.
    2018 – 2019: Director of Project Management Office of the Central Asian Region.
    2019 – 2021: Deputy Director of Department, Huawei Russia.
    2021 – present: CEO of Huawei Digital Power in the Eurasia region.


  • Patrick Willems
    International Energy Consultant
    Former Project Manager, IFC (WBG) Russia Renewable Energy Program
    Education

    Patrick has been working in the renewables sphere since the momentum picked up around the millennium change in Europe and endeavors to likewise transform the energy landscape in carbon rich countries in the former Soviet Union. Under the IFC program, Russia finally opened up to greening the energy supply with a capacity payment mechanism.

    Professional experience


    Patrick is an International Energy Policy consultant with 25 years of professional experience in investments facilitation and business ventures in the energy sector. He spent most of the last 25 years in the CIS, specializing in the development and implementation of energy policies involving public and private stakeholders.

    Before joining IFC, Patrick was in charge of the Renewable Energy Policy Project for Russia, financed by the European Union. During his tenure he built inroads with the Ministry of Energy and other stakeholders at the federal and regional level. He has a broad understanding of renewables and the respective effectiveness and efficiency of policy measures undertaken the past twenty years by the Member Countries of the European Union and brings this expertise to our ongoing discussions with the Russian government to ensure a fair support system for renewables in Russia.

    Patrick is from Belgium where he got his undergraduate degree in Business Administration, moving on to a graduate degree in Marketing in France and an MBA in International Finance at Indiana University in the United States.

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