Moscow, 28 February 2005. The Management Board of RAO "UES of Russia" resolved to appoint Director General of OAO "Lenenergo" Andrey Likhachev as General Director of OAO "TGC-1", and Director General of OAO "Tulenergo" Gennady Kochetkov as General Director of OAO "TGC-4".
Andrey Likhachev was born in 1965 in the city of Grozny. In 1987, he graduated from the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, where he studied applied mathematics. In early 1990s, he held a number of official positions in the state institutions of St.-Petersburg. In 1995 to 1997, he served as the Head of Administration in the Petrodvortsovy District of St.-Petersburg, and in 1997-1998 he was in charge of the Municipal Property Management Committee of St.-Petersburg. In 1998-1999 he served as Vice Governor of St.-Petersburg. He was appointed Director General of OAO "Lenenergo" in 1999.
Until the unbundling process is completed at OAO "Lenenergo" and OAO "TGC-1" starts operations, Andrey Likhachev will hold the positions of Director General at OAO "Lenenergo" and Director General of OAO "TGC-1".
Gennady Kochetkov was born in 1951 in the city of Yefremov, Tula Region. In 1978, he graduated from the All-Union Correspondence Polytechnic Institute where he specialized in automation and telemechanics. In 1970-1990, he worked at some energy facilities in Tula Region. In 1992-1998, he held executive positions at the generation facilities of OAO "Tulenergo". He was appointed Director General of OAO "Tulenergo" in 1998.
OAO "TGC-1" will be established on the basis of the generation assets currently owned by OAO "Karelenergogeneratsiya" (which was spun off from OAO "Karelenergo"), OAO "Lenenergo" and OAO "Kolenergo" (except for Murmanskaya CHPP and Apatitskaya CHPP).
OAO "TGC-4" will be created on the basis of the generation assets of OAO "Bryanskenergo", OAO "Kalugaenergo", OAO "Orelenergo", OAO "Tulenergo", OAO "Kurskenergo", OAO "Lipetskenergo", OAO "Voronezhenergo", OAO "Ryazanenergo", OAO "Tambovenergo", OAO "Belgorodenergo", and OAO "Smolenskenergo".