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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 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.
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.
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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 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 2019 among the best Ukrainian lawyers in: Energy, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Employment, Private client, Real estate and construction.
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.
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Alper 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 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.
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.
Director of EUEA
Oleksandra has a PhD in Economics and is an experienced former Director of International Projects in NGO Good Deeds. She has also served in 2017 as an active member of the Steering Committee of the Ukrainian National Platform of Civil Society Forum of the Eastern Partnership and coordinator of Working Group 3 of the Environment, Energy and Climate, which brings together 28 NGOs from all over Ukraine. In this role, Ms. Gumeniuk represented Ukraine at international meetings in the framework of the Eastern Partnership. She has also implemented many projects, including two international projects in consortium cooperation with partners from Georgia and Moldova with financial support from the EU and National Endowment for Democracy (NED) on the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and EU. In 2017, Ms. Gumeniuk was a leader of an EU project on circular economy and waste management. Ms. Gumeniuk was also involved as coordinator of the project between the twin cities of Kyiv and Munich in energy efficiency issues during 2016-2017.
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