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 Lebedev

Max Lebedev is a professional legal advisor in the renewable energy sector, as well as corporate law and M&A, with more than 13 years of experience.

Max is a trusted counsel of foreign investors, representing 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 recognized by The Legal 500: EMEA 2021 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.

Alina Sviderska

Alina Sviderska, CEO of Scatec in Ukraine. Ms. Swiderska graduateв from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and the University of Cambridge and has ten years of experience in the energy sector. She was an adviser to the Minister of Economy and actively participated in reforms. As a volunteer, she is involved in educational and charitable projects within the Cambridge community of 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.

Olexiy Parkhomchuk

After working at IFC and PwC, in 2007 Olexiy joined the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU, Denmark). IFU has made almost 60 investments in Ukraine in the fields of agriculture, renewable energy, manufacturing and IT. There are about 20 active projects in Olexiy’s portfolio. Olexiy is the investment director of IFU and a member of the board of a number of IFU investors in Ukraine.

Dmitry Prinus

Dmytro Prinus – Investor Relations at Indian Solar. The main priority is to help investors make informed decisions in their actions regarding the company’s equity. Site analysis for SPP, PvSyst simulations for financial models.

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.

Kateryna Polyakova

Director of EUEA

Prior to joining EUEA Kateryna worked with Ukraine Power Resources, an American-led wind projects developer. Before that, she led a team in a Kyiv-based M&A boutique where she focused on the pharmaceutical and financial sectors. In 2012-2018 she worked in Switzerland as a relationship manager in private banking in a major bank. Prior to obtaining her MBA in 2011, she worked for Bank of Georgia’s investment banking team in Ukraine and later for KBC Securities.

Kateryna holds an MBA degree from INSEAD and BA degree from Dartmouth College, where she majored in economics. She also holds a Certificate in Corporate Governance from the Board Director Program from UCGA/INSEAD program.

kpolyakova@euea-energyagency.org