Boris Titov

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Boris Titov
Борис Титов
Борис Титов.jpg
Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights
Assumed office
22 June 2012
PresidentVladimir Putin
Leader of the Party of Growth
Assumed office
26 March 2016
Preceded byHimself (as the leader of the Right Cause party)
Leader of the Right Cause party
In office
29 February 2016 – 26 March 2016
Preceded byVyacheslav Maratkanov
Succeeded byHimself (as the leader of the Party of Growth)
Personal details
BornBoris Yurievich Titov
(1960-12-24) 24 December 1960 (age 57)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
NationalityRussian
Political partyParty of Growth
Spouse(s)Elena Titova
Childrenson Pavel and daughter Maria
ResidenceAbrau-Dyurso, Novorossiysk, Krasnodar Krai[1]

Boris Yurievich Titov (Russian: Борис Юрьевич Титов; born 24 December 1960) is a Russian politician, businessman, and Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights. He has led the Party of Growth (Russian: Партия Роста; Partiya Rosta, pronounced [ˈpartʲɪjə ˈrostə]) previously known as "Just Cause" (Russian: Правое Дело, translit. Právoye Dyelo, lit. 'Just Cause' pronounced [ˈpravəjə ˈdʲɛɫə]) since February 2016.[2] Titov represented his party in the 2018 Russian presidential election.

Life and career[edit]

Boris Titov was born in Moscow on Christmas Eve, 1960. In 1983, he graduated from the Department of Economics at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

Business[edit]

In 1989, Titov resigned from a state-owned company and was appointed Head of the Department of Chemistry of the joint Soviet-Dutch enterprise Urals. In 1991, he and his partners created their own company, Solvalub. They bought London-based solvents and lubricants, with which they collaborated for a project involving Urals and the VO Soviet Oil Export (Russian: Союзнефтеэкспорт, translit. Soyuznyeftexport, lit. '[Soviet] Union oil export'). He became executive director of the SVL Group companies. He was also mentioned in the mainstream media as the chairman of the board of the group. Later, the company turned into an investment and trading group, operating in the oil market, agro- and petrochemicals, and liquefied gases. The company very quickly became involved in refinancing exports from Russia, the organization of project financing, and investments in production and transportation projects. Titov, who is the majority owner of Solvalub, was valued at $2 billion in 2008.[3]

June 26, 2012, the board of directors of Abrau-Durso voted to terminate Titov's authority as the director of the company, in connection with his transfer to the civil service and election to the board of directors.[4]

Social activity[edit]

In 2000, he was elected to be a member of the board and vice-president of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

In 2003, he became co-chair, and in May 2004, the chairman of the all-Russian Business Russia public organization. In this capacity, he criticized the rigid financial policies of the Minister of Finance Alexei Kudrin. He insisted on the need to increase domestic production of goods, stimulate demand, attract investments, and change tax cuts and the refinancing rate of the Central Bank.

As the leader of Business Russia, Boris Titov became a member of a number of state and public structures. He became a member of the Council for Implementation of Priority National Projects and Demographic Policy and Promotion of Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation, a member of the Council on Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship at the Russian government and the government Commission on the Development of Industry, Technology and Transport. He served as chairman of the Russian side of the Russian-Chinese Business Council, chairman of the non-commercial partnership Gas Market Coordinator and member of the Presidium of the National Council on Corporate Governance.

In 2005–2008, Titov was a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.

Political activity[edit]

In October 2007, he was elected a member of the Supreme Council of United Russia.

In 2008, he headed the Supreme Council of the party Civilian Power and began to create a new right-wing party in Russia. In November of the same year, the Democratic Party of Russia, Civilian Power, and the Union of Right Forces were disbanded and founded a new party Right Cause. Congress approved its three co-chairs. They were the former deputy chairman of the Union of Right Forces Leonid Gozman, a journalist Georgy Bovt, and Titov. A few days later, the decision of X Congress of United Russia was to prematurely terminate Titov's powers as a member of the Supreme Council of the party.

On June 22, 2012, a decree by the Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized Titov to protect the rights of entrepreneurs under the President of Russia.

On February 29, 2016, at the VII Congress of the Right Cause party, he was elected its chairman, saying the change of political course of the party, at the "party business" and its re-branding.[5][6]

2018 presidential campaign[edit]

Titov 2018 logo

On November 26, Boris Titov declared that he would run for President in 2018.[7]

Titov was officially nominated by his party on December 21.[8] He submitted the documents required for registration to the CEC the next day.[9] Titov’s documents were approved by the CEC on December 25, which meant that he could begin collecting signatures.[10] A party spokesman commented that the collection of signatures in support of Titov would begin early in January 2018.[11]

According to Titov, the main purpose of his participation in the election was to promote the party's Growth Strategy economic program, which was prepared by the Stolypin Club and presented to President Vladimir Putin in May 2017. During the campaign Titov and his team intend to travel around the country to promote the program.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Титов стал жителем Новороссийска
  2. ^ Business Russia: Boris Yurievich Titov Archived 29 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Титов, Борис". Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  4. ^ "Бизнес-омбудсмен Б. Титов уволен с поста гендиректора "Абрау-Дюрсо" и назначен председателем совета директоров". РБК. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  5. ^ "Омбудсмен Титов возглавил "Правое дело"". Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  6. ^ "Борис Титов стал лидером "Правого дела"". Российская газета (in Russian). 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  7. ^ "Бизнес-омбудсмен Борис Титов собрался баллотироваться в президенты России". Meduza (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  8. ^ "Партия роста выдвинула в президенты омбудсмена Бориса Титова". РБК. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  9. ^ "Титов подал в ЦИК документы для выдвижения кандидатом в президенты". РИА Новости (in Russian). 2017-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  10. ^ "ЦИК утвердил документы Титова на выдвижение в президенты". РИА Новости (in Russian). 2017-12-25. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  11. ^ "В "Партии роста" рассказали, когда начнут сбор подписей в поддержку Титова". РИА Новости (in Russian). 2017-12-25. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  12. ^ "Титов назвал главную задачу своего выдвижения на выборы президента России". РБК. Retrieved 2018-06-29.