Natalia Fileva

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Natalia Valerievna Fileva (Russian: Наталия Валерьевна Филёва; 27 November 1963 – 31 March 2019) was a Russian businesswoman and chairman of the board of directors of S7 Airlines. In 2018, Forbes listed her as the 4th richest woman in Russia, with a worth estimated at US$600 million.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Novosibirsk, Fileva graduated from the Novosibirsk State Technical University with a degree in radio engineering and the Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management with a degree in production management.

Fileva was married to Vladislav Filev, general director of S7 Airlines. They had four children. On 31 March 2019, she was a passenger on an Epic LT, when it crashed in a field on approach to Frankfurt Egelsbach Airport, killing all the three people aboard, including her father.[2][3] Fileva was en route to a medical appointment in Frankfurt from France when the crash occurred.[4] Also, two other people died when a police vehicle travelling to the scene of the crash collided with another car near the airport. The three police officers in the police car suffered serious injuries.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Наталия Филева. Фото" (in Russian). www.forbes.ru. 8 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Natalia Fileva, Russian Aviation Tycoon, Dies in Plane Crash". The New York Times. 1 Apr 2019. Retrieved 1 Apr 2019.
  3. ^ "В Германии разбился самолёт с главой S7 — Происшествия на TJ" (in Russian). tjournal.ru. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  4. ^ Niles, Russ (1 April 2019). "Wife Of Epic Owner Confirmed As Crash Victim". AVweb. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  5. ^ Natalia Fileva: Russia airline co-owner dies in private plane crash