Evgeniy Tikhonov joined the IHA Board in September 2017. He is Chief Development and Strategy Director of EuroSibEnergo (ESE), Russia's largest private power company with a total capacity of more than 19 GW, out of which more than 15 GW is hydro.
Mr Tikhonov joined ESE in 2011. He is responsible for the company’s strategy, as well as development and implementation of new projects, including M&A, construction of new power plants, development of new lines of business and international projects. He heads the development of company’s “new energy” programme focused on renewables and was the leader of the first ESE PV power plant project in Siberia, Abakan Solar Power Plant.
Mr Tikhonov has more than 15 years of experience in the power industry. He was given an Official Acknowledgment and Certificate of Honor by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. Prior to his tenure at ESE, he spent seven years as Director of Power Projects Department at TNK-BP (Russian oil and gas major) where he was responsible for the power strategy and development of the gas-to-power business. Prior to that, he was a project manager and leading consultant at CARANA Corp international consulting company.
Mr Tikhonov graduated from Belarusian State University. He has a Ph.D. in Economics and a Certified Financial Manager (CFM).