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Timur Tillyaev

Philanthropist, Entrepreneur & Sustainable Investor

Geneva, CH

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Timur’s Biography

Timur Tillyaev is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and international investor. He is the Co-Founder of the You Are Not Alone Foundation as well as the Founder of Abu Saxiy, one of the most successful commercial markets in Uzbekistan. Timur divides his time between the United States, Switzerland and France.

The businessman and sustainable investor’s diverse industry expertise spans multiple sectors, including real estate, renewable energy and health tech. He writes extensively about long-term sustainability goals and energy, sharing his expertise with international publications.

In 2006, Timur conceived Abu Saxiy, which soon grew from a lot holding 680 empty shipping containers to a vibrant wholesale market that has become a key part of Tashkent’s economy. Abu Saxiy houses almost 3,000 stalls, employing close to 5,000 people. He sold the commercial centre in 2017.

A dedicated philanthropist, Timur helped launch the You Are Not Alone Foundation alongside his wife, Lola Tillyaeva (Till), in 2002. The charity provides underprivileged children in Uzbekistan with education, healthcare...
Timur Tillyaev is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and international investor. He is the Co-Founder of the You Are Not Alone Foundation as well as the Founder of Abu Saxiy, one of the most successful commercial markets in Uzbekistan. Timur divides his time between the United States, Switzerland and France.

The businessman and sustainable investor’s diverse industry expertise spans multiple sectors, including real estate, renewable energy and health tech. He writes extensively about long-term sustainability goals and energy, sharing his expertise with international publications.

In 2006, Timur conceived Abu Saxiy, which soon grew from a lot holding 680 empty shipping containers to a vibrant wholesale market that has become a key part of Tashkent’s economy. Abu Saxiy houses almost 3,000 stalls, employing close to 5,000 people. He sold the commercial centre in 2017.

A dedicated philanthropist, Timur helped launch the You Are Not Alone Foundation alongside his wife, Lola Tillyaeva (Till), in 2002. The charity provides underprivileged children in Uzbekistan with education, healthcare and homes. Under its direction, numerous orphanages have been built and renovated and it has brought leading medical experts to the country.

Timur sits on the Board of the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and helped establish the National Centre for the Social Adaptation of Children in Uzbekistan, a charity which offers medical and educational support to disabled children.

Branching out into film in 2017, Timur and Lola produced the award-winning documentary film ‘The Man Who Unlocked the Universe’ which explores the life of former Uzbek ruler and astronomer Ulugh Beg.

Timur graduated from Midland University in Nebraska with a degree in Business Administration and Management.
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Timur’s Newsfeed

Sustainable Review
Investors Demand Green Building Amid New Real Estate Boom

Sustainable Investor Timur Tillyaev is recognised in this article by Sustainable Review as an industry expert, commenting on sustainable building and how it is no longer optional.

Sustainable Review
How Nuclear Energy Can Shape Sustainable Energy in Europe

Timur Tillyaev, an international investor in renewable energy, talks about nuclear power, becoming energy independent, and how nuclear power is one of the cleanest sources of energy.

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Timur’s Background

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Abu Saxiy
Founder
2006 - 2017
Tashkent, UZ
Abu Saxiy is the largest commercial and wholesale market in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and an important part of the city's economy. Timur sold the business in 2017.
Sustainable Investor
Timur is passionate about investing in companies that strive to have a positive impact on the world. He is frequently quoted in the press, advocating for action to address the climate problem and increase awareness of climate change.

Other Business Interests

The Man Who Unlocked the Universe
Executive Producer
2017 - Present
Timur produced the award-winning documentary film 'The Man Who Unlocked the Universe' in 2017. Renowned 15th-century Uzbek leader and astronomer Ulugh Beg serves as the film's subject.

Current Board Positions

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital
Board Member
Jan 2020 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital is a top paediatric acute care children's hospital based in Los Angeles, California. Patients aged 0 to 21 are served by the hospital's comprehensive paediatric services and specialists.

Philanthropy

You Are Not Alone Foundation
Co-Founder
2002 - Present
Tashkent, UZ
Lola Tillyaeva and Timur Tillyaev formed the You Are Not Alone Foundation to help vulnerable children in Uzbekistan. The foundation aims to improve their lives and futures by providing a supportive and compassionate environment, rounded education, medical care and psychological help.
La Chaîne de l’Espoir (Chain of Hope)
Partner
Paris, FR
La Chaîne de l'Espoir is a non-profit institution established in 1994. Its objective is to enhance health-care systems so that everyone has an equal chance to survival and growth.
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Media

How Nuclear Energy Can Shape Sustainable Energy in Europe
Quoted
Jun 2022
Miami, FL, USA
Timur is quoted in this article by Sustainable Review regarding his thoughts on nuclear power.
Energy crisis breakthrough as ‘overlooked solution’ could end Europe's reliance on Russia
Quoted
May 2022
London, UK
In this article by Express, Timur argues that nuclear power is an overlooked solution that could help Europe’s energy transition.
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Publications

EU decision to label nuclear ‘green’ is key to energy transition and autonomy
Author
Jul 2022
Brussels, BE
Timur examines the recent European Parliament vote to include nuclear in a list of green investments.
How Regulation Can Help Prevent Crypto Crashes
Author
Jul 2022
New York, NY, USA
According to Timur, there should be an effective global regulatory framework that makes investing in cryptocurrencies safer.
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Awards & Endorsements

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Ischia Documentary Feature Award
Award Winner
2017
Ischia, IT
The Man Who Unlocked the Universe won the Best Documentary Feature Award at the Ischia Global Film & Music Festival in 2017.
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Kineo Movie Diamond Award
Award Winner
2017
Venice, IT
The Man Who Unlocked the Universe won the Kinéo Movie Diamond Award for Best Foreign Documentary at the 74th Venice International Film Festival.

Timur’s Education

Midland University
BA in Business Administration & Marketing Management.
1999 - 2001