The General Meeting is a yearly gathering of EUEA members during which all affairs concerning the Association are decided upon and its strategic direction for the coming year is determined.
The General Meeting is also responsible for:
- the election of the Board, Chairman and Vice-chairman
- the adoption of the budget
The Board is the main managing body of the Association and is elected once per year during the General Meeting by Regular Members (i.e.: Members with voting rights).
The Board represents EUEA interests in relation to its associated international organizations and public institutions, as well as with Ukrainian and foreign legal entities.
The Board makes decisions about the admission of new members and approves experts for the Advisory Board.
Chairman of the Board
Mats Lundin, Vindkraft Ukraine
Mats Lundin is a Partner and Executive Board Member, working as advisor for financing and development of energy, wind, water and industrial projects with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe. In 2005-2006 Mr. Lundin was a Vice President of Marco Group GmbH (now Vimetco Group), reporting to Board of Directors – providing management and financial advisory services to a wholly owned vertically integrated aluminum smelter operation (ALRO S.A) in Romania with 7,000 employees and USD 600 million in annual turnover and natural gas import to Romania (Conef SA). He was a Vice President – Leader of investment teams in ABB Energy Ventures Inc. from 1997 to 2001, specializing in power project development, district heating projects and energy efficiency projects.
Vice-chairman of the Board
Maryna Ilchuk, Arzinger Law Office
Maryna Ilchuk is Head of Energy and Natural Resources and Public Private Partnership departments at Arzinger. Maryna advises Ukrainian and foreign companies entering operating in the area of Energy, Oil & Gas on a broad scope of legal issues. Maryna has substantial experience of supporting transactions for investors purchasing companies generating energy from renewables, in particular advising on various legal issues related to the production and sale of renewable energy, equipment imports, guarantees provision, increase of capacities and reconstruction of property; legal due diligence; transaction structuring and acquisition of such projects. Also, Maryna supported projects for structuring the relationship of public and private partners as well as cooperation of foreign investors with state enterprises and authorities. Maryna has experience in energy disputes, where she represented the State. Arzinger is one of the founding members of EUEA. With the support of Arzinger’s team, a number of dedicated editions were published, including the Energy Law Guide, Real Estate and Construction Guide, Production and use of biogas in Ukraine, Public Private Partnership in Ukraine, etc. Arzinger is now actively developing the energy contracting topics.
Elena Rybak, iC consulenten Ukraine
Elena Rybak is the Managing Director of iC consulenten in Ukraine since February 2013. iC consulenten is an Austrian engineering company working in multiple technical fields, including Buildings & Structures, Energy & Environment, Construction & project Management, Transport & Logistics, Geology & Geotechnical engineering, Water management, Tunneling. Since January 2013 Elena is a Vice-Chairman of the Board of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency (EUEA), prior to which she has been its Director since its establishment in 2009. Under Elena’s leadership, EUEA became the leading platform for promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy in Ukraine, bringing together more than 40 market leaders actively working on Ukraine’s sustainable development. Prior to joining EUEA Elena was the Country Manager for Swedish-Ukrainian Business Club and Programme Coordinator of “Nordpraktik - New Managers for Ukraine” (project financed by Swedish International Development Agency - SIDA) from 2006 to 2009. Elena holds a degree in Business Administration from International Christian University-Kyiv and is an alumna of several international exchange and leadership programmes. Since December 2012 Elena serves on the Board of the School of New Spirituality founded by Neale Donald Walsch.
Kirill Ermichine, DTEK
Kirill Ermichine works at DTEK as Head, Department for international public affairs. Prior to that, starting 2007 through 2010, he worked as DTEK’s corporate social responsibility manager. In 2004-2005 he worked as Senior manager, social performance with TNK-BP, Russian-British joint oil major. Until mid-2006 he worked at TNK-BP Ukraine. Before joining the corporate sector Kirill was engaged in promoting the rule of law and civil society in Russia (support to, and management of numerous NGOs’ human rights projects and initiatives). After leavening diplomatic service in 1991, he was an employee of the UN Centre for Human Rights. Kirill graduated from the Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs (MGIMO, 1982) and Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEI, 2002). He speaks Russian, English and French. Kirill is a national of Switzerland and Russian Federation.
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The Advisory Board provides our Members with reliable expertise within the various fields of interest.
Experts on the Advisory Board are nominated by the Board but cannot act in a representative capacity for EUEA membership.
Mr. Jean-Andre Barbosa
Jean-Andre Barbosa is the General Manager of Verallia Ukraine (Group Saint-Gobain) specializing on production and sales of glass containers (bottles and jars). Prior to this appointment Mr. Barbosa was a General Manager of Saint-Gobain Construction Products Ukraine. Saint-Gobain is the world wide leader in construction materials, with over 200 000 employees in more than 50 countries and present in Ukraine for 15 years. Mr. Barbosa was responsible, among others, for the thermal insulation product line under the brand Isover. Before joining Saint-Gobain, Jean-Andre was a European official in the European Commission. During 7 years, he dealt first with International Trade Defense issues before joining the negotiating team of the Commission in the WTO Doha Round in Geneva. He then joined the Energy Directorate of the European Commission where he had in particular the responsibility of negotiations with Ukraine regarding specific energy issues, including energy efficiency. In 2010 Mr. Barbosa was a Chairman of European-Ukrainian Energy Agency, and was responsible for working group on energy efficiency in buildings.
Mr. Denis Bretaudeau
Mr. Denis Bretaudeau is EDF Polska Project Leader, in charge of biomass strategy on sourcing (procurement & contracting strategy and logistic issues) and power plant transformation. Mr. Bretaudeau joined EDF in 1980 after graduating from ENSEM Nancy (I&C Engineer). His degree mainly focused on automation and control and was complemented by Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial and Business Management CPA Lyon (2000), Centre de Perfectionnement aux Affaires equivalent to a MBA. In 2006-2010 Denis was the President of the Board & General Manager at KOGENERACJA Group. In 2005-2006 he was a Senior Adviser EDF Polska dealing with the global overview of EDF Group in Poland and being in particular in charge of CO2 quotas policy. Mr. Bretaudeau posseses more than 30 years of managerial experience within various aspects of power plants in different countries.
Dr. Hans-Gunther Clev, is an engineer and is currently a Director General of the MOT in Paris, a government supported structure for cross-border cooperation in France, Europe and now also in other areas, like Africa or South-America. Dr. Clev is a President of the executive committee of EUROMOT, an europe-wide cooperation network. He also leads as a Director the international Network for green technologies (NGT). Previously, Dr.Clev set up and leaded the Development Agency of Rhineland-Palatinate, in the southwest of Germany.
Werner Diwald is the head of “Society for Grid Integration” and advisory member of the environment working group in German Parliament. Mr. Diwald has over 15 years of experience from the development of service concepts for the establishment and maintenance of wind turbines to the project development of wind farms. Werner Diwald comes from Essen (Germany). After an apprenticeship as a millwright and a graduation as a technical businessman in 1998, he worked as a freelancer in the event and consulting business for energy companies. Since 2000 he has joined ENERTRAG AG as director of Project Management and became member of the Board in 2008.
Gernot Erler has been a member of German Parliament for many years and was re-elected in 2009. He is the vice-chairman of the parliamentary group of Social Democratic Party. In his political career he always dedicated to renewable energies and Eastern policy, especially related to Ukraine.
Hartmut Gopfert is the head of SGE Group Ltd in Switzerland. Mr. Goepfert has been working for several years with renewable energies. He ties in his overall approach with a multiple value chains. From the cultivation of energy plantations, the use of organic waste materials, the production of green electricity to energy self-sufficient house systems and electric vehicles. In addition, he is involved in planning and building large solar power plants with investors in Germany and Italy. In spring 2011 Mr.Goepfert markets worldwide a combined photovoltaic module with which electricity and heat can be produced. This system can subsequently be integrated with PV modules and is in new construction and renovation of existing buildings applications. Mr. Goepfert has experience in many countries of Eastern Europe. The SGE Group Ltd works very closely with the Fraunhofer Institute and several German universities and colleges.
Ulf Oqvist is the energy consultant with more than 25 years of experience within the energy efficiency sector in Sweden, Russia and former CIS Countries, including Ukraine. Currently President of Ducto International, a company-representative of a consortium formed by three Swedish manufacturers: Alfa Laval, Logstor and Petrokraft, offering technical solution for district heating systems. Ulf has been a Managing Director of Sweheat - an umbrella organization for marketing of Swedish technology and know-how - in 2006-2008 and an Executive Vice-Chairman of Sweco in 1997-2002. Has extensive experience working with EU/Tacis, WB, EBRD, NIB, NEFCO. Since 2010 mr. Oqvist has been appointed as the advisor to the Mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk.
Dr. Uwe Wullkopf is an economist. From 1974 until 2006, he was Director of the Institut Wohnen und Umwelt (IWU) in Darmstadt, Germany, a research institute of the State of Hessen and the Town of Darmstadt which works in the fields of housing, urban planning, and environment. In this function, from 1993 onwards he carried out a large number of advisory tasks for the Ukrainian Government in the fields of housing policy and management, housing construction, and energy efficiency of buildings. More than ten publications document this work. Until 2004, he was the German leader of the Working Party of Construction of the German-Ukrainian Cooperation Council (his Ukrainian counterpart was Vice-Minister Berkuta). From 2006 until 2008, he was director of the LUWOGE consult in Ludwigshafen, Germany. At present, he is among others as representative of LUWOGE consult member of the nuclear team of the Working Party of Buildings of the German Association of Industry where he formulates recommendations for the German Government with regard to greenhouse gas abatement in the building sector.
The Director and the secretariat are the main executive force in the EUEA structure. The Director is responsible for executing decisions convened by the General Meeting and the Board as well as managing the daily activities of EUEA.
Valentyna Beliakova, EUEA Director
Starting from the 15th of November 2015, Ms. Valentyna Beliakova is the Director of European-Ukrainian Energy Agency (EUEA). As Director, Ms. Beliakova is responsible for successful leadership and management of the organization in accordance with the strategy directed by the Board, while developing and implementing its strategic plans in a cost and time-efficient manner.
Valentyna Beliakova has more than 11 years’ experience in the energy sector. Prior to join EUEA Valentyna was the Planning Manager in “AES Ukraine”, Technology Representative for Ukraine and Moldova in “Oracle Nederland B.V. Ukraine & Moldova”, Site Supervisor on Solar Plants in Crimea Region within “AEG Power Solutions Ukraine Company”, Plant manager of Quad-Gen plant and General Director of “ContourGlobal Solutions Ukraine Company”. Valentyna used to work in working groups with Latin America, Kazahstan on CI projects such as Asset Management, Work Management, Revenue Management as well as leading and providing ideas on CI projects to be implemented.
She was graduated in National University of Food Technologies, International University of Finance, by the specialties – “Energy control and marketing in power industry”, “Finances”, “Accounting and audit”. Also Valentyna has passed Leadership and CI programs in KMBS together with Darden business school, Technical training in theory and practice on the Solar Inverter in Power Academy, Germany, EMEA Sales Induction Bootcamp (Dublin, Ireland), Facilitation course in London.