We can make your future brighter

Tiko Team

Founding Trustees

Timur Murtuzaliev

Education: BSc Statistics with Economics
Leisure: Football, F1, Rugby, Travelling

Kirill Ozerov

Education: B.A. Economics and Business, MSc Real Estate
Leisure: Running, Gym, Drums and Rugby

Omar Murtuzaliev

Education: MA History
Leisure: Freestyle wrestling

School friendship, which initially united us, has since grown into strong alliance and dynamic business partnership. Upon completing our secondary and higher education and having entered the "real world", it has come to light how many opportunities have become available to us simply because of the education we have received.

Having said that, none of us could have become who we are today without the influence, support and guidance of others. Be it the family, teacher or simply a friend who could help, direct and give a word of advice at the right and perhaps the most crucial moment. In other words we would not have done it on our own. Here at TIKO we never forget that.

We realise that we were incredibly fortunate to have the breaks we have had and the continuous support along our educational paths and we deem it unfair that many talented young adults with high hopes and aspirations are not always able to benefit from the same opportunities to realise their true potential.

It is this belief that forms the backbone of TIKO Foundation. TIKO foundation has been established with an aim to assist young men and women with fulfilling their learning aspirations and help them realise full potential in both their studies and later professional careers.

Appointed Trustees

Dr. Eugene Nivorozhkin

Position: Senior Lecturer/Programme Coordinator (Economics and Business)
Education: B.Sc., Economics and Mathematics at Rostov State University, Russia M.Sc., Economics and Mathematics at Rostov State University, Russia Ph.D. in Economics at Gothenburg University, Sweden
Leisure: Tennis, Reading, Traveling

Eugene Nivorozhkin is the Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Finance at SSEES UCL and the Programme Coordinator for Economics and Business Programmes (14 staff members and over 300 undergraduate and post-graduate students). Prior to joining University College London, Eugene worked as an Assistant Professor in Finance at University of Groningen, University of Gothenburg, and held visiting positions at the Wharton Business School of University of Pennsylvania, the Copenhagen Business School, Uppsala University, the Bank of Finland’s Institute for Economies in Transition  (BOFIT), City University London, and Brunel University. Eugene has over 20 peer-review publications in international academic journals, actively provides commentary in mass media (e.g., Bloomberg News, BBC Radio, The Guardian), and engages in consulting services for public and private organisations. His research interests span theoretical and empirical work in the areas of corporate finance, banking regulation, market for corporate control, capital markets, applied labour economics, economics of education, and economics of crime.

Eugene graduated with MSc in Economics and Mathematics from Rostov State University (Russia) and received PhD in Economics from University of Gothenburg (Sweden).

Grant Manager

Gemma Crowther

As Grants Manager at TIKO Foundation, I invite and assess applications and make recommendations to trustees on who should be considered for TIKO Foundation awards. I also provide strategic direction and manage partnerships.