NeoPhotonics Names Dmitry Akhanov to Board of Directors President and CEO of RUSNANO USA Joins NeoPhotonics Board
NeoPhotonics today announced the appointment of Mr. Dmitry Akhanov to the company’s Board of Directors.
During his professional career, Mr. Akhanov has had significant experience in infrastructure utilities, government and in the energy sector in Russia. Since 2010, Mr. Akhanov has been the President and CEO of RUSNANO USA, Inc. Previously, Mr. Akhanov was the Head of the Russian Federal Energy Agency, which was responsible for the implementation of national energy policy and management of
“We look forward to the insight and other contributions Dmitry will provide as the Board guides the company during this period of exciting opportunity in the optical networking sector,” said Tim Jenks, CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Furthermore, we expect his personal experiences in the Russia market will bring an important new dimension to the Board, especially with regards to developing new markets.”
“I am impressed with NeoPhotonics technology and market development to become one of the leading suppliers of optical components for a variety of broadband access and
Mr. Akhanov was appointed as the designated nominee of Open Join Stock Company RUSNANO, who has a contractual right to designate one nominee to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Akhanov replaces the previous nominee Sergery Polikarpov, who resigned from the Board in connection with Mr. Akhanov’s appointment. Mr. Akhanov holds a Bachelor’s Degree in economics and law and a Master’s Degree in economics from the Peoples’ Friendship University in Russia.