November 22, 1958 |
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (now Ukraine)
|Known for||Chairman, Dynamo Kyiv|
|Net worth||€3.5 billion (March 2015)|
Ihor Mikhaylovich Surkis (Ukrainian: Ігор Суркіс) (born November 22, 1958 in Kiev, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union) is a Ukrainian businessman best known for being a chairman of Dynamo Kyiv since 2002. His brother, Hryhoriy Surkis, is the head of the Football Federation of Ukraine.
Born into the family of military doctor Mykhailo (Rakhmil) Davidovych Surkis and Rima Yanivna (née Gorinshtein) a daughter of the Kievan football commentator and fan Yan Petrovych Gorinshtein. Surkis family settled in Kiev after moving there from the Soviet Central Asia.
Kievan "Wonderful Seven"
Along with his older brother Ihor is a member of so-called Kievan Wonderful Seven or Surkis and Co. The group included a former Kiev mayor Valentyn Zghursky, Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk, Yuriy Karpenko, Yuriy Lyakh, and Bohdan Hubsky. After fall of the Soviet Union, the Surkis and Co was involved in a ponzi scheme "Ometa 21st century" similar to the MMM in Russia. Later its members along with the former President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk participated in a political project the Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (united) that had its own faction in the parliament.
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