Ildar Saleev has been appointed as CEO of DTEK Energy on January 14, 2021. Dmytro Sakharuk, who previously led the company, has now assumed the Executive Director role at DTEK.
“In the light of global trends, the Ukrainian energy sector is undergoing major transformations. Changes mostly concern the future of heat generation and the coal-mining industry, as they will make the most significant contribution to the decarbonization of the economy and environmental protection,” noted DTEK CEO Maxim Timchenko. “The new DTEK Energy CEO is faced with a tough challenge: preparing TPPs for the switch to a new operation mode within the Ukrainian energy system, be an active participant in the ancillary services market, and finding growth points by testing new technologies.”
Ildar Saleev is an experienced manager with a strategic vision and a high level of professional expertise. He started his professional career at DTEK in 2006 as a manager of investment activities at a coal-mining enterprise. In 2010, he transferred to Corum Group where he actively participated in the integration of isolated enterprises into a single business in addition to the establishment of their R&D center, the development of innovative products, and launching the company in new markets. In 2015, he continued his career at Metinvest Holding group as a Manager of Procurements for Operating Activities. In August 2018, Ildar Saleev chaired Donetsk Metallurgical Plant (“Donetskstal”) Private Joint-Stock Company. By 2019 the company had become the top coking coal concentrate provider in Ukraine. In October 2020, he joined the DTEK Energy team as the COO.
“To remain a leader in the competitive electricity market, we must actively work in our main focus areas. Our priority is to increase business operating performance and flexibility, which will allow us to improve the competitiveness of our coal and kilowatt-hour. We intend to keep implementing projects to digitalise companies and develop new focus areas. Along with our production goals, DTEK Energy continues on its path towards sustainable business development, focusing on environment, security, production, and the fair transformation of coal-mining regions. This will help our business become increasingly technologically advanced, efficient and modern”, said DTEK Energy CEO Ildar Saleev.