Dr. Aliya Prokofeva
Co-owner and Member of the Board of Directors of the Energy Group, Member of the Board of Business Russia, Member of the board of Directors of the Khabarovsk Territory Development Corporation
Born on 14 September 1986 in St. Petersburg, Russia
Graduated from the St. Petersburg State University (Russia) Management Department with a degree in International Marketing in 2008. Graduated from Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) Business Department with a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management in 2009 prior to further studies at the London School of Economics and HEC (France). Currently pursuing postgraduate studies at the Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)
Beginning in 2006, she worked in the MT Service telecommunication company. In parallel, she developed her own consulting projects in the field of strategic management and crisis management for the Russian and foreign companies.
In 2009, Aliya Prokofeva became a member of the Board of Directors, and in 2010, the co-owner, of the Energy Group of Companies. The Energy Group is a unique import-substituting scientific and industrial holding company active in engineering, metallurgy, the pipe industry, and industrial real estate development. During her time at the company, she managed projects to modernize the existing production facility and launch a new drive shaft production line at the Uraltrubmash factory in Chelyabinsk, as well as the development of projects in the field of technologies for processing industrial waste.
In 2012, Aliya initiated developments in the field of new energy sources, as well as new types of industrial materials.
As a member of the Board of Directors and co-owner of the Energy Group of Companies, Aliya oversees the following business segments: production of components for the aircraft industry, mechanical engineering (the Bogoslovskiy industrial park in the Sverdlovsk Region, the Komsomolsk special economic zone (TOSER) in the Khabarovsk Territory), R&D in the field of additive manufacturing and the development of new materials.
In 2016, Ms.Prokofeva founded a corporate group «Galaktika». «Galaktika» is an international aerospace corporation, disrupting the traditional approach to the space business. The company solves complex technological problems from new angles and uses innovative approaches to the design, manufacture, and commercialization of space technology. Galaktika operates on the frontier of space technology- from satellite and rocket engineering, Earth Observation (EO) value-added services, the Internet of Things, to new materials.
Aliya is engaged in the development and support of research projects in the fields of new materials, new energy sources, energy transmission, and aviation. She is the initiator and leads research in the field of new technologies in energy and power generation and developments in the field of mechanical engineering. She is the author of several scientific works.
Public and Social Activities
Aliya has established her own foundation, the RED Foundation, which supports projects in the areas of education, urban development and scientific initiatives. Ms.Prokofeva is on the board of trustees of the Children B.E.L.A. charity fund, a mentor at the SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management and participates in local and international charity projects.
Personal interests and hobbies
Aliya is interested in genetics and neuroscience, participating and investing in projects related to the human genetic code, neurophysiology, artificial intelligence, IoT, Big Data. She collects antique books and artwork in the Russian avant-garde style. She supported the 56th Venice Biennale as a partner of Russian art group AES + F (Inverted World project). Hobbies include classical and modern ballet, surfing, sailing, shooting, skiing, and motorcycling. Aliya also studies the architecture and history of different historical centers.