Together with his wife, Lola Tillyaeva (Till), Timur Tillyaev founded the You Are Not Alone Foundation in 2002.
Outside of his philanthropic work, Timur Tillyaev is an international businessman who has developed businesses and investments in sectors spanning logistics, consumer goods, real estate, healthcare, renewable energy and tech.
Timur Tillyaev is a committed humanitarian and is involved in multiple philanthropic projects alongside the You Are Not Alone Foundation. He sits on the Board of UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital in LA and regularly supports the hospital’s activities with charitable contributions.
In 2017, Timur and Lola founded a scholarship programme to fund and support talented Uzbek students with postgraduate studies at leading European universities. These students then return for a period to Uzbekistan to apply their education and skills at home.
Timur is also a keen promoter of Uzbekistan’s rich cultural heritage. He supports various initiatives organising exhibitions of contemporary and traditional arts, as well as translating important literary texts into foreign languages. Timur also produced the 2017 documentary film Ulugh Beg – The Man Who Unlocked the Universe. The award-winning film follows the life and achievements of the influential 15th Century Uzbek astronomer and politician.
Born in Tashkent in 1980, Timur won a place to study abroad at High School in Hooper, Nebraska. He later graduated from Midland College with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing Management.
Timur and Lola have three children.