Evgeny Tugolukov

About Evgeny

Evgeny Alexandrovich Tugolukov was born on May 14, 1970 in Yekaterinburg, the center of the Urals and one of the largest industrial, cultural, scientific and educational centers in Russia. His father, Alexander Matveevich Tugolukov, was the head of the heating network of the Verkh-Isetsky district of Sverdlovsk (as the city was called from 1924 to 1991), his mother Nina Ivanovna worked in the technical control department of the instrument-making plant. The first mention of Tugolukov's ancestors occurs to the beginning of the 17th century, when, after the end of the Time of Troubles, archer Ivan Tugoy Luk (strong bow) served in Tobolsk, at that time the military-administrative and religious center of Siberia. This vast region in the Russian Empire was famous as the land of pioneers and free people, so several generations of the Tugolukovs were engaged in agriculture. However, after Stain’s collectivization (violent unification of individual farmers into state-controlled “collective farms” in the late 20s - early 30s of the 20th century), Tugolukov's grandfather Matvey Kondratievich and grandmother Apollinaria Alekseevna moved to the village of Monetny near Sverdlovsk. This settlement got its name (Russian word “moneta” means “coin”) due to the fact that from the beginning of the 19th century it supplied charcoal for smelting furnaces of the Yekaterinburg Mint. In the 1930s, a large peat enterprise was built there, which supplied fuel to the boiler houses of Uralmash, which forged weapons of victory in the World War II. In Soviet times, representatives of the large Tugolukov family worked at nuclear industry enterprises in Krasnoyarsk, Chelyabinsk, Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and at the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania.

Evgeny graduated from Sverdlovsk secondary school No. 2, then - from the Ural State Technical University with a degree in Economics and Enterprise Management. In the 90s, Tugolukov was engaged in entrepreneurial activities, in 1999 he became a top manager of the financial and industrial group MDM. In 2003, he decided to start an independent path in business, and with credit funds acquired the machine-building assets of MDM, including the legendary Krasny Kotelshchik steam boiler plant founded in Taganrog in 1896 (about 60% of the capacities of Russian CHPs are equipped with a boiler and 90% by heat exchange equipment of its production). In 2004, Tugolukov added to his assets the Podolsk Machine-Building Plant (ZiO) named after Stalin’s Minister of Heavy Industry Sergo Ordzhonikidze, which is specializing in the production of highly sophisticated equipment for nuclear and thermal energy (the plant's products are used to generate about 40% of the energy capacity of Russia, the Baltic States and the CIS countries, it operates at all nuclear power plants built in the USSR).

At the beginning of the 2000s, these enterprises, vital for the domestic energy sector, as well as the entire Russian industry, were in a deep crisis (the plant in Podolsk went through bankruptcy proceedings in 1998-2000), which created a serious threat to the national security of the country. Evgeny Tugolukov created the EMAlliance holding, which is backbone for the industry, specializing in the production of power equipment for power plants, gas and petrochemical enterprises. As a result of well-thought-out management decisions and investment strategy, EMAlliance's revenue has grown twenty-fold, the holding has grown into a successful group of companies with three plants (one of them in Croatia) and five engineering centers. Subsequently, ZiO-Podolsk became the basis of JSC Atomenergomash, the machine-building division of the corporation Rosatom - world's nuclear power leader, and EMAlliance joined the power machine-building cluster of JSC Power Machines.

On December 2, 2007, the citizens of Russia entrusted Yevgeny Tugolukov to represent their interests in the highest legislative body of the country – he was elected a member of Russian Parliament, the State Duma. Tugolukov suspended business activities and focused on lawmaking, heading the Committee on Natural Resources, Environmental Management and Ecology. This sphere is one of the most difficult for any authority, due to the conflict between the vital interests of society on the one hand, and the commercial benefit of business entities on the other.

Tugolukov honorably fulfilled his mission to protect the environment. He is the author and co-author of 24 bills, 11 were adopted and became federal laws “On Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency”, “On Water Supply and Sanitation”, “On Responsible Treatment of Animals”, “ On hunting and conservation of hunting resources”. He took part in the development and implementation of the federal program “Protection of Lake Baikal and the socio-economic development of the Baikal natural territory”, the projects “Russian Forest” and “Clean Water”.

After completing his work in parliament, Evgeny Tugolukov returned to business, focusing his efforts on the implementation of projects aimed at achieving the sustainable development goals by 2030 set by the United Nations for the governments, civil society and business of member states. He is guided by the principles of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance), helping society in solving environmental problems, improving the quality of life and social standards, ensuring fair conditions and equal opportunities for all citizens.

In 2013, Tugolukov launched a large-scale investment project in the most humane area of ​​human activity - healthcare, by founding a network of diversified medical companies under the common Medscan brand. Today it is a dynamically developing participant in the Russian private medical services market, offering a full range of high-tech health care. The group of companies, numbering 37 medical and diagnostic centers, is represented in ten regions and eighteen cities of Russia. The flagship clinic of the group is Hadassah Medical Moscow, the Russian branch of the world famous Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel. This is the first and so far the only foreign clinic in Russia that has opened in the Moscow International Medical Cluster in Skolkovo. The attention that Tugolukov pays to Hadass reflects an important aspect of the entire national project - the transfer of the best foreign technologies, knowledge and practices, as well as the involvement of leading foreign experts. At the same time, medical institutions included in Medscan implement programs for training and advanced training of personnel, and also support medical education. In particular, Medscan and Hadassah are partners of the RUDN University.

Evgeny Tugolukov considers the strategic development of the group of companies as a social project that will allow people in need of medical services to receive them at the highest level in any region of our great country. Therefore, on September 2, 2021, at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok was announced start of the largest Russian private healthcare project: creation on the basis of the Medscan group of companies more than 70 family multifunctional clinics in the major cities of Russia, focused on primary admission, diagnostics, surgical and inpatient care. The capacity of each medical center will be more than 130,000 patients per year.

The development of new medical institutions creates highly paid jobs and improves the quality of life of the population, one of the most important factors of which is the level of medical services. Evgeny Tugolukov shares the concept of Value Based Health Care, which encourages paying attention not to the quantity, but to the quality of the provided services. Medscan is a participant of the Ethical Principles in Health Care initiative announced in 2019 by the World Bank Group. EPiHC - 10 guideline postulates for service providers, as well as investors and other participants in the private healthcare market. Among the principles are the commitment to implement high quality standards; protect the rights of patients; use personal data responsibly; save the environment; prevent any manifestations of discrimination and harassment. Adopted voluntarily, they are designed to ensure the values ​​and behavior of health care providers and build trust between the parties.

At the same time, all clinics of the Medscan group of companies are developed in accordance with the concept of a “healing environment” and the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standard, which is regulating all components of the building, from ventilation to water supply, and evaluates how efficiently resources are being used. Medscan implements the Lean Management model – an innovative approach that focuses on the rational use of energy and waste recycling.

Another sphere of ​​ Evgeny Tugolukov’s entrepreneurial activity is the agriculture. In 2012, he invested in Don Agro farming holding in the Rostov region located on South of Russia. Currently, the company's land bank is 75 thousand hectares, where wheat, barley, sunflower, chickpeas are cultivated. In addition, it owns about 4 thousand heads of cattle and five dairy farms. In ten years, Don Agro has become a high-tech farm that implements innovative approaches aimed at maximizing productivity with minimal environmental impact. The autopilot system of the agricultural holding's combine harvesters reduces the time of equipment operation and fuel consumption. Artificial intelligence controls the operation of dairy farms and reduces not only financial but also environmental costs. No-till farming, in which sowing is carried out in soil that has not undergone any mechanical processing, the fertilizers from lake bottom sediments “Live Soil”, as well as the latest developments in biosimulators are environmentally friendly ways to increase yields.

Evgeny Tugolukov opened the gates for the Russian business community to one of the most advanced countries in the Asia-Pacific region, which ranks second in the world in terms of GDP per capita and 11th in terms of the Human Development Index (HDI is an integral indicator calculated annually by the UN for cross-country comparison and living standards, literacy, education and longevity). On February 14, 2020, was fulfilled a successful IPO of the Don Agro agricultural holding on the Singapore SGX Exchange, which made it possible to attract international investors to the development of the project. Don Agro International became the first Russian company to enter one of the most respected stock marketplaces in Asia.

At all stages of his successful business carrier, Evgeny Tugolukov has been actively involved in charity projects. He stood at the beginning of the international movement Extrability, founded by the leader of volunteer project White Cane Oleg Kolpashchikov. The movement is guided by the philosophy of Extrability (combined from “extra” and “ability”). It proceeds from the fact that the limitation of one of the physical abilities of a person is often a powerful impetus to the development of the other. This large-scale social project is intended to organize effective interaction between people with disabilities and people without disabilities, to integrate people with disabilities into society, revealing the inner potential of all participants in the movement and providing them with opportunities for personal development, professional and creative success. One of the most famous projects of Extrability is the international regattas and expeditions for people with disabilities Sails of the Spirit, which are held in different regions of the world.

Evgeny Tugolukov is known as a philanthropist and founder of the MOCT Сontemporary Russia Arts Foundation. He supports the duet of artists from Krasnodar Andrey Blokhin and Georgy Kuznetsov Recycle Group, who use household waste for their masterpieces. Made from recycled plastic waste, the 16-meter Continuous/Uninterrupted installation, which symbolizes the continuous process of knowledge transfer, adorns the lobby of the Hadassah clinic in Skolkovo.

Tugolukov funded the restoration of the family nest of the Glebovs, the Nikolskoye estate in the Kaluga region, which witnessed many pages in the history of the Russian Empire. It is located near Tarutino, where in 1812, after the retreat from Moscow, was located the headquarters of the commander-in-chief of the Russian army, Mikhail Kutuzov, and where took place one of the famous battles of the war with Napoleon’s army took place. At the 19th International Festival “Architecture 2011”, the Nikolskoye estate restoration project received a diploma from the Union of Architects of Russia.

Evgeny Tugolukov is married and has four children.