Vadim Novinsky (born 3 June 1963 in Staraya Russa) is a Ukrainian (since May 2012) businessman, owner of Smart Holding Group, and politician. According to Forbes Novinsky's Net Worth in March 2013 was $1.9 billion.
On 29 May 2012 Novinsky obtained Ukrainian citizenship "for distinguished services to the country" under the order of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Novinsky lives in Kiev. He also has a residence in Saint Petersburg (Russia).
As an independent Novinsky won the 7 July 2013 by-election in constituency 224 in Sevastopol (located in the southwestern region of the Crimean Peninsula) with 53.41% with a turnout of 23.91%. Before the election Novinsky had stated he would join the Party of Regions if he won. He did so on 5 September 2013. After the (controversial) March 2014 annexation of Crimea by Russia Novinsky was banned from entering the peninsula by the Crimean authorities.
With partner and fellow billionaire, Andrei Klyamko Novinsky owns Ukraine's Smart Holding Group. In 2006 they united there Ukrainian metallurgy companies into Smart Holding Group. In 2007 they exchanged them for a stake in Metinvest. Smart Holding Group has a 23.75% stake in iron ore producer Metinvest. Smart Holding also owns large assets in the oil and gas sector, shipbuilding, development, agriculture and its controlling Unex Bank and BM Bank. Its revenues in 2011 stood at $14.2 billion.
Philanthropy ans sports
Novinsky is married and has three children.
- (Russian) Short bio, Liga.net
- Novinsky wins by-election to Rada in Sevastopol, according to CEC, Interfax-Ukraine (8 July 2013)
- Vadim Novinsky, Forbes (March 2013)
- By-election to parliament in 224th majority constituency of Sevastopol scheduled for July 7, says CEC, Interfax-Ukraine (18 April 2013)
- Monday’s headlines: Novinsky wins elections in Sevastopol; NBU reserves dip in June; Local official beaten to death in Donbas region, Kyiv Post (8 July 2013)
- (Ukrainian) Новинський таки "вляпався" в ПР Novyns'kiy after all "defined" in VR, Ukrayinska Pravda (5 September 2013)
- (Ukrainian) Novyns'kiy willing to sell assets in Crimea, Ukrayinska Pravda (9 May 2014)
- Ukraine: Putin signs Crimea annexation, BBC News (21 March 2014)