Gennady TIMCHENKO

Gennady TIMCHENKO Date of birth

November 9, 1952

Place of birth

Leninakan (Gyumri), Armenian SSR

Education

  • Leningrad Military Mechanical Institute, majoring in electrical engineering (class of 1976)

Place of employment and position held

  • Gennady Timchenko has more than twenty five years of experience in the international energy markets (engaged in business activities since 1987)
  • Owns shares in major energy, transportation and construction companies within Volga Group investment group
  • President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ice Hockey Club SKA Saint Petersburg (since 2011)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the KHL (since July 2012)
  • Co-founder of Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation (Timchenko Foundation), which focuses on supporting elderly people, children and families, culture and sports
  • Supports the following Russian sports federations: judo, water polo, alpine skiing and snowboard, tennis, table tennis, as well as the Russian Chess Federation and the Association of Winter Olympic Sports

Career

  • He began his career at the Izhorsk factory in the Leningrad region
  • In the 1980s he worked for the Ministry of Foreign Trade
  • In 2013 he was one of the sponsors and organizers of a high-rated tournament according to ELO system – Alekhine Memorial International Chess Super-Tournament and of the Russian Chess Championship Super Final, which took place in Nizhny Novgorod
  • In 2014, the Transoil Company, co-owned by Gennady Timchenko, sponsored the Ice Hockey Under-18 World Championship