Aleksandr Skorobogatko

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Aleksandr Skorobogatko
Born Aleksandr Ivanovich Skorobogatko
(1967-09-15) 15 September 1967 (age 51)
Ukraine, USSR
Residence Moscow, Russia
Nationality Russian
Alma mater Slavyansk State Pedagogical Institute
Plekhanov Russian Academy
Saint Petersburg Academy of Sciences
Occupation Businessman and former politician
Net worth US$3.4 billion (February 2018)[1]
Spouse(s) Married
Children 3

Aleksandr Ivanovich Skorobogatko (Russian: Александр Иванович Скоробогатько) (born September 15, 1967) is a Russian billionaire businessman and former deputy member in the State Duma, having represented the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (2003-2007) and United Russia (2007-2016). He has previously served as the Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Civil, Criminal, Arbitral and Procedural Law.[2] Forbes estimates his wealth at $3.4 billion as of February 2018.[1] He is ranked as the 48th richest person in Russia and 704th in the list of world billionaires.[3]

Early life[edit]

Skorobogatko was born in Ukraine in 1967 to a mining family. He graduated from the Slavyansk State Pedagogical Institute in 1994 with a degree in physical education, and then earned a Master’s degree in finance from Plekhanov Russian Academy in 1996. He was later awarded a degree in Law from the Saint Petersburg Academy of Sciences of the Russian Ministry of the Interior.[1][4][5]

Business career[edit]

Skorobogatko, together with his partner Alexander Ponomarenko, launched a perfume manufacturing company and construction material business in the Crimea in the late 1980s.[1][6]

In 1996, he and Ponomarenko founded the Russian General Bank in Moscow. The bank survived the 1998 crisis and was ranked as a “top 100 bank” in Russia by Interfax.[7] In 2006, the bank was sold to Hungarian OTP Bank for $477 million according to Vedomosti.[6]

Starting in 1998, the partners began to purchase shares in a number of stevedoring companies in the Tsemess Bay of Novorossiysk. In 2006 they were combined to form the Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NCSP), which became the largest port in Russia.[1][6] In 2007, NCSP went public and was listed on the London Stock Exchange.[8]

In 2003, Skorobogatko was elected as a deputy member of the State Duma and stepped back from all private entrepreneurial activities.

In November 2017 an investigation conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism cited his name in the list of politicians named in "Paradise Papers" allegations.[9]

Political career[edit]

In 2003, Skorobogatko was elected as a deputy member of the State Duma for the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. In 2007, he joined the United Russia party.

In November 2016, he announced his resignation, giving up his mandate before the end of his term.[10]

Awards[edit]

Personal life[edit]

He is married, with three children, and lives in Moscow.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Forbes profile: Alexander Skorobogatko". Forbes. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ Ведомости (16 August 2016). "ЦИК раскрыл доходы кандидатов от "Единой России"". vedomosti.ru. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Alexander Skorobogatko Net Worth". The Richest. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Aleksandr Ivanovich Skorobogatko". Wealth X. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Alexander Skorobogatko". Forbes. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Как устроен бизнес покупателя "дворца Путина" в Геленджике и его партнера". Vedomosti. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Interfax-100. Top Russian Banks". Interfax. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port announces pricing of US$19.20 per GDR". Investegate. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Explore The Politicians in the Paradise Papers - ICIJ". ICIJ. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  10. ^ "Partner Rotenberg prematurely passed the mandate of the Deputy of the state Duma". News World. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  11. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 5 августа 2011 г. № 1050 Archived 2014-03-12 at the Wayback Machine.

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