Presidium Members

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ERRA Chairman

Mr. Märt Ots (biography)
from May 2016
General Director
Estonian Competition Authority

     
Nyikos 2016  

ERRA Vice-Chairman

Mr. Attila Nyikos (biography)
from May 2016
Vice-President for International Affairs
Hungarian Energy and Utility Regulatory Authority

     
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ERRA Presidium Member

Mr. Anthony Akah (biography)
from May 2016
Acting Chairman
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

     
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ERRA Presidium Member

Mr. Rolands Irklis (biography)
from May 2016
Chairman

Public Utilities Commission of Latvia

     

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ERRA Presidium Member

Mrs. Maria Manicuta (biography)
from April 2009
Director General
Romanian EnergyRegulatory Authority of Romania

     
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ERRA Presidium Member

Mr. Mustafa Yilmaz (biography)
from May 2016
President
Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey

 
 

Previous Presidium Members and Terms

Mr. Amer Saif Al Hinai, ERRA Presidium Members, May 2016 – June 2017
Mr. Alparslan Bayraktar, ERRA Chairman, March 2014 – May 2016
Mr. Mirsad Salkic, ERRA Presidium Member,  March 2014 – May 2016
Mr. Gochia Shonia, ERRA Presidium Member, March 2014 – May 2016
Mr. Valdis Lokenbahs, ERRA Presidium Member, May 2014 – February 2016
Mr. Novak Medenica, ERRA Presidium Member, June 2013 – March 2014
Mr. Marek Woszczyk, ERRA Presidium Member, May 2011 – December 2013
Mr. Victor Parlicov, ERRA Presidium member, ERRA Chairman, April 2012 – August 2013
Ms. Hajnalka Kelemen, ERRA Presidium Member, June 2013 – July 2013
Mr. Angel Semerdjiev, ERRA Presidium Member, April 2012 – January 2013
dr. Gábor Szörényi, ERRA Presidium Member, ERRA Chairman, April 2008 – December 2012
Mr. Fatih Dönmez, ERRA Presidium Member, April 2008 – April 2012
Mr. Jozef Holjencik, ERRA Presidium Member,  April 2010 – April 2012
Mr. Elshan Asadov, ERRA Presidium Member, April 2008 – July 2011
Mr. Ljubo Macic, ERRA Presidium Member, April 2010 – May 2011
Mr. Mariusz Swora, ERRA Vice-Chairman, April 2010 – March 2011
Mr. Valeriy Kalcsenko, ERRA Presidium Member, April 2008 – April 2009
Mr. Slave Ivanovski, ERRA Presidium Member, May 2007 – April 2009
Mr. Sergey Titenko, ERRA Presidium Member, May 2007 – April 2008 
Mr. Dan Ionescu, ERRA Presidium Member, May 2006 – April 2009
Mr. Mart Ots, ERRA Presidium Member, May 2006 – April 2009
Mr. Yusuf Günay, ERRA Chairman, ERRA Presidium Member, December 2007
Mr. Sergey Novikov, ERRA Presidium Member, April 2005 – October 2007
Mr. Angel Semerdjiev, ERRA Chairman from May, 2004 – January 2007
Mr. Valeriy Kalchenko, ERRA Presidium Member, April 2005 – September 2006 and Vice Chairman, April 2008 – April 2010
Mr. Adrian Borotea, ERRA Presidium Member, Vice Chair, April 2005 – January 2006 
Prof. Inna Steinbuka ERRA Chair, April 2005 – October 2005
Mr. Vidmantas Jankauskas ERRA Chairman, November 2003 – April 2005
Mrs. Lyubov Goncharova Presidium Member, 2003 – April 2005
Mr. Ion Lungu Presidium Member,  December 2000  –  October 2004 
Mr. Yuriy Sakharnov, Presidium Member,  May  2003 – June  2004 
Mr. Dusan Holoubek, Vice-Chairman May 2003 – November 2003   
Mr. Péter Kaderják, ERRA Chairman, December 2000 – November 2003
Mr. Vardan Movsesyan, Member, December 2000 – July 2003 
Mr. Ularbek Mateev, Member,  December 2000   – May 2003 
Mr. Kirill Yankov,  December 2000 – 2002



Presidium Members’ Short Biographies

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  Märt OTS
  ERRA Chairman
  General Director
  Estonian Competition Authority
  Estonia

 

 

Märt Ots has been the head of the Estonian Competition Authority since 2008. Previously he has worked for the Ministry of Industry and Energetics, State Energy Board as Deputy Director General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Head of Energy Department AEA Technology PHARE project “Energy planning for local governments” manager in Estonia, Ministry of Economic Affairs as Deputy Head of Energy Department and the Energy Market Inspectorate as Director General. In 2014, Märt Ots was elected as vice chairman of the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA). In 2016 he was elected as Chairman of the ERRA for a two-year term.

Märt Ots has graduated from Tallinn Technical University (thermal engineering) in 1991 and obtained Master´s degree of technology in 2002. Since 2016 Mr. Ots has a doctoral degree in electrical power engineering.


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  Attila NYIKOS
  ERRA Vice-Chairman
  Vice-President for International Affairs
  Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)
  Hungary

 

 

Attila Nyikos is the Vice-President for International Affairs of the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority since July 2013. Previously he has worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994-1998) as an International lawyer, the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the United Nations in Geneva (1998-2002) as a Second Secretary, worked as an Attorney-at-law (2002-2010), worked as legal commissioner (supervisor) of the National Directorate General for Disaster Management delegated to the Hungarian Aluminium Production and Trade Zrt. (2010-2011) after the „red sludge disaster“, he was Head of International and Legal Department (2010-11) and Head of Department for International Affairs at the National Directorate General for Disaster Management under the Ministry of the Interior.

 


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  Anthony AKAH
  ERRA Presidium Member
  Acting Chairman
  Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
  Nigeria

 

 

Dr. Anthony Ikenna Babatunde Akah, mni, is the Ag. Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Prior to his appointment, he was the General Manager (Director), Consumer Affairs at the Commission. 

He is an alumnus of Nigeria’s apex institution, the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru (mni-SEC.37, 2015).

A Chartered Accountant/Certified National Accountant of Nigeria, Certified International Regulation Specialist and Public-Private Partnership Specialist from the joint programme of the Loughborough University, UK Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), and the Institute for Public-Private Partnership (IP3), Virginia, USA. He is also an alumnus of   Harvard University (JFK School of Government), USA’s Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies Course, 2008.

Akah is a graduate of Accountancy with a second major in Banking and Finance in 1989/1990 and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in Financial Management in 1992, from De La Salle University, Philippines. Dr. Akah also holds a Doctorate Degree in Management (Ph.D.), graduating with Distinction in 1996 from Adamson University, Philippines.  

Dr. Akah is a member of many professional bodies, including, founding member- Academy of Regulatory Professionals, Public Utility Research Center, USA; Vice President, Nigerian Association For Energy Economics; International Association For Energy Economics; Nigerian Institute of Management; World Energy Council, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria and also a Member of Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) working Group on Customers and Retail Markets.

Dr. Akah has represented Nigeria on several global utility regulatory and collaborative forums including the USA/Nigeria Bi-national Commission (The highest collaborative body for Nigeria and USA), World Energy Council (WEC) in Iceland and Africa Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) in Ivory Coast, South Africa, among others. He has attended several Conferences, Seminars, Internships and Workshops within Nigeria and abroad. 

 


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  Rolands IRKLIS
  ERRA Presidium Member
  Chairman

  Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
  Latvia

 

 

Rolands Irklis is Chairman of Public Utilities Commission of Latvia since February 2016. From 2011 to 2016, he has worked as Commissioner in Public Utilities Commission. He also worked as a Consultant for Energy Community Project for Secondary Electricity Legislation in Ukraine (2015-2016), Sworn advocate (2010-2011), Legal advisor of Bank of Latvia (2007-2010), Lawyer at Law Office Convents (2003– 2007). He is ERRA Presidium member since 2016.

Rolands Irklis has graduated from University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (Master degree) in 2005. Currently Rolands Irklis is continuing studies in Executive MBA program at Riga Business School.

 


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  Maria MANICUTA
  ERRA Presidium Member
  Director General
  Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)
  Romania

 

 

Maria works in ANRE from March, 1999 as Director  General of Network Access and Authorization Department. Her team is responsible for granting licenses and authorizations in the electricity field as well as drawing-up technical regulations regarding network access.

From 2002  she was appointed as Commissioner of ANRE Regulatory Committee.

She was involved in many ERRA activities from  the beginning, especially in the Licensing/ Competition Committee.

Prior to this she joined to the Reform and Strategy Committee of RENEL (former integrated Romanian Electricity Company) and participated to the drawing-up of the Romanian power sector restructuring program.

She started her career in energy scientific research activities at ICEMENERG- National Institute for Research in Energy.

She graduated as an engineer from the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Faculty of Power Engineering, Nuclear Power Plants (1984).

 


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  Mustafa YILMAZ
  ERRA Presidium Member
  President
  Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)
  Turkey

 

 

Mustafa Yılmaz was born in Nizip/Gaziantep in 1966. Pursuant to his secondary education in Nizip, he completed his higher education in İstanbul University Law Faculty between years 1984-1988. He became a free-lance lawyer in İstanbul in 1989. He worked as a lawyer in the energy sector between the years 1993-2004. In this period, he contributed to the activities of some non-governmental organisations.

He was appointed as the Board Member of EMRA in February 2004. He was assigned as the Second President with a Decision of Council of Ministers in January 2010 and was re-appointed as the Second President in February 2010. Yılmaz was assigned as the President of EMRA in February 2014 for the rest of his term of office. Finally, he was appointed as the President of EMRA on 1 March 2016 for a period of 6 years. Mustafa Yılmaz is married with three children.

 

 

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