Structure

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.

Chairman of the Board

Mats Lundin

Mats Lundin is a Vice President Business Development NBT and Director Celynx AG (family investment company in real estate, wind power and electrical charging networks).

Mats has been active in the energy and renewables sector for over 25 years. Starting out in ABB Group’s Energy Ventures he moved into wind power as an investor and advisor focusing on non-recourse financing and project development. He established Ukraine’s second largest wind power IPP with more than 200 MW wind power in operation. In the past years, he has advised companies such as Scatec Solar and ABB concerning acquisitions in the renewable energy sector. Presently, he is the CFO for the Swiss wind and solar power plant developer and operator Fu Gen AG. Fu Gen AG has closed some of the longest term non recourse debts in the Swedish merchant wind power market.

Vice-chairs of the Board

Elena Rybak

Elena Rybak is the Managing Director of Austrian engineering-consulting company iC consulenten (Member of iC group) in Ukraine since 2013. iC works in variety of infrastructure sectors, but in Ukraine mainly provides consultancy services within internationally financed projects, mostly related to sustainable development, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Between 2009 and 2013, Elena worked as a director of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency (EUEA). Under Elena’s leadership, EUEA became the leading platform for promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy bringing together more than 40 market leaders actively working on Ukraine’s sustainable development. From 2013, Elena is a Member of the Board of EUEA and continues her dedicated work to promote investments into Ukraine’s energy and energy efficiency markets. In addition, Elena develops new and important areas, such as mainstreaming gender in infrastructure projects. Prior to EUEA Elena has been the Country Manager at the Swedish-Ukrainian Business Club and Programme Coordinator of “Nordpraktik – New Managers for Ukraine” financed by SIDA. Elena holds Professional MBA in Energy Management from Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Executive Academy), the Business Administration degree from International Christian University-Kyiv and is an alumna of several international exchange and leadership programmes.

Max Lebediev

Max Lebedev is the Head of Renewable energy practice, as well as Corporate law and M&A practices at GOLAW with 10 years of legal experience including that in the energy sector.
Max is a trusted advisor of foreign investors, who represents clean and renewable energy developers, lenders and investors, contractors and related companies on the entire business lifecycle of the RES projects. Max provides legal support in M&A transactions and legal due diligence, pioneering advice and guidance on efficient corporate structures, drafting of EPC contracts, conclusion of pre-PPA and PPA,  appropriate debt and equity financing models, environmental law, regulatory and risk management issues.
Max was recognised by The Legal 500: EMEA 2020 in Energy and Natural Recourses in Ukraine (Tier 2), Commercial, corporate and M&A (Tier 3); TOP-50 Leading Law Firms in Ukraine in Energy and Recourses (TOP-6); IFLR1000 in M&A, Project development and Ukrainian Law Firms: A Handbook for Foreign Clients for our work in Ukraine.

Board members

Yuri Kubrushko

Yuri is co-founder and Managing Partner of IMEPOWER, leading specialized energy advisory firm in Ukraine. Over 20 years of experience in strategy, investments, finance, market and regulatory advice with focus on the Ukrainian energy sector for private and public sector clients. Completed 200+ advisory assignments in the role of project director or senior expert, including more than 50 IFI-funded projects in such areas as institutional support to public agencies; corporate development support to energy companies; feasibility studies for investment projects; due diligence of assets in power generation, transmission, distribution, district heating, gas production, renewable energy. Deputy Project Director of the program management units of the EBRD’s USELF 1 and USELF 2 in charge of local expert coordination and report preparation. Advised numerous foreign investors and developers on market entry strategy for Ukraine and review of investment targets/projects. The clients included AES, CEZ, EDF, Elawan, ENEL, EDP Renewables, FIBA Holding, GE Capital, Mitsubishi, Saffelberg Investments, Sumitomo.

H. Alper Tuncer

Alper is a Managing Partner of EMSOLT UKRAINE INVESTMENTS LLC. He has started his career as a lawyer. Having an experience over 10 years, he represented and provided legal advice for the multinational companies operating in various industries, particularly in the field of energy. Group of companies, which he co-owned and controls, operates certain PV plants in various regions of Turkey. They are also experienced in biogas. In this context, he has vast experience with regard to development, implementation and operation of solar power plant projects. Alper has extensive knowledge of finance of renewable projects regarding their technical and financial aspects. Having developed more than 150 MW solar projects in Ukraine, it is one of the largest solar project developers. In conclusion, he has experience and thorough understanding of every aspect of solar industry, from the project development to operation, including, finance solutions, EPC solutions, technical peculiarities of machinery and equipment to be procured, legal aspects as well as tax issues.

Dmytro Nechyporenko

Dmytro is a business development professional with more than 12 years of overall experience in the energy field. Since 2009 Dmytro is a partner and business development and strategy director at the Voltage Group company. From the very beginning of the Voltage Group operations Dmytro is involved in the designing and construction of the new power distribution networks projects development. During the last 2 years, Voltage Group has designed 200 MW + and built 110 MW+ of solar power generation capacities in Ukraine.  Dmytro also has a 4 year’s experience of investment project development in the United Arab Emirates.

Anton Mishyn

Anton Mishyn is a Director on Finances and Risks of DTEK RES. Prior to joining the company, he worked as the Finance Director at DTEK Energy. Before joining DTEK team in 2016, Anton Mishyn served as the Board Member and the Finance Director of Ukrtransnafta PJSC, affiliated with Naftogaz Ukraine NJSC. Prior to that, he worked as the Director of the Economics and Planning Department at Naftogaz Ukraine NJSC. From 2007 to 2013, Anton Mishyn worked in Metinvest Group, where he began his career as the Senior Analyst in the International and Management Reporting Department of the holding company. Later he held the position of the Finance Director at Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works.

Adrien Fouchet

Longwing/EUROCAPE

Adrien is a Country Manager of Longwing/Eurocape. He has an experience in: Nordex: development of +50MW in France – development and construction of 50MW in Poland – adaptation to multiple legislation changes: environment, grid, tariff. Longwing/Eurocape: Poland first auction successfully won – adaptation to new tariff scheme (auction based).

Daria Minina

Daria is a Country Senior Finance and Asset manager of Scatec Solar. She has been working in Renewable Energy sector since 2017: Scatec Solar 2019 – present; Recycling Solutions (Ukraine) 2017-2019.

Director

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.

Oleksandra Gumeniuk

Director of EUEA

Oleksandra Gumeniuk, Director of EUEA, which unites well-known international and national Ukrainian investors with a total investment of over 3.5 billion Euros in renewable energy in Ukraine, actively participates in working groups under the key stakeholders for the development of sustainable energy policy keeping the policy dialogue fruitful, is one of the signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Ukraine for the renewable energy sector stabilization in 2020. 

Ms. Gumeniuk has a PhD in Economics and is experienced in managing international projects in energy, environment, and climate for more than six years and is keen to support Ukraine with its reforms in the frame of the Association Agreement with EU and other international agreements, which lead to the sustainable economic growth with less harm to the environment.