Ildar Saleev appointed as COO of DTEK Energy

Ildar Saleev appointed as COO of DTEK Energy

DTEK01 October 2020

Ildar Saleev appointed as COO of DTEK Energy

Ildar Saleev has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of DTEK Energy. His key tasks in this role will be to ensure the operational efficiency of the company and implement the business strategy in the new energy market environment. Before joining the company, Ildar headed Donetsk Metallurgical Plant PrJSC (Donetsksteel).

In his new position, Ildar Saleev will be in charge of the entire production block of DTEK Energy: coal mining, power generation, logistics, procurement, and operational efficiency improvement. His responsibilities will include the implementation of the company's production strategy, efficiency of business processes, improvement of occupational safety, management of industrial risks (environment, breakdown rate, etc.). In this post, Ildar Saleev will replace Toomas Niinemäe who decided to continue his career outside DTEK.

Ildar began his career at DTEK as the head of investment unit, then expanded his managerial experience at SCM companies: Corum Group and Metinvest Holding.

“Ukraine's thermal generation and coal mining are experiencing difficulties today, but this does not relieve us of the strategic task - to make our contribution to the energy independence of the country. Ildar is an experienced leader and a high-level technical expert. He possesses all necessary competencies and expertise to accomplish the tasks facing him,” said Dmytro Sakharuk, CEO of DTEK Energy.

“I consider my appointment to this position as a high appraisal of my professional achievements and as a strong credit of trust. I am happy to return to the company where I started my working career. Under the conditions of the new energy market and the crisis in the industry, DTEK Energy's key priorities are to improve the business efficiency and adapt the thermal generation and coal production processes to current realities,” Ildar Saleev commented on his appointment.



DТЕК is the largest private investor in Ukraine’s energy sector.

DTEK Group produces coal and natural gas, generates electricity at thermal, solar and wind power plants, distributes electricity, supplies electricity to end consumers, provides energy efficient solutions and develops a network of EV charging stations.
In 2019, DTEK’s capital investments totalled UAH 23 bln. Moreover, the company paid UAH 23.4 bln of taxes. DTEK employs 70 thousand people.

The company is 100% owned by SCM Limited. Ultimate beneficial owner – Rinat Akhmetov.


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