Oleg Firer

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His Excellency
Oleg Firer
Head and shoulders photo of Oleg Firer
Ambassador of Grenada to Russia
Assumed office
April 6, 2017
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Keith Mitchell
Personal details
Born Oleg Pavlovich Firer
(1977-09-18) September 18, 1977 (age 41)
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR
Spouse(s) Karina Firer
Children 2
Parents Pavel Firer
Larisa Firer

Oleg Firer (Russian: Олег Павлович Фирер, Oleg Pavlovich Firer; born September 18, 1977) is a business leader, entrepreneur and a diplomat.

On April 6, 2017 Mr. Firer delivered copies of his credentials to Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov and became the first Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Grenada to the Russian Federation.[1]

Born in Ukraine, which at that time was the Soviet Union, to a Jewish family, Firer and his family became refugees in the United States in 1989.[2][3]

He is a founder of Unified Payments, Unified Payments a provider of payment processing services in the United States,[4] and currently serves as a Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of Net Element (NASDAQNETE).[5] In addition, Firer serves as a chairman of the supervisory board of the Eastern Caribbean Blockchain Association[6] as well as a managing member, member of the investment committee and a chairman of the board of directors of Star Capital.[3][7]

Firer sits on the boards of Progressive Care, Inc. (OTCQB:RXMD) (September 2017 – present)[8], CoinBoost, Inc., (March 2018 – present)[9], E2Exchange (December 2016 – present), StarTeleMed (December 2015 – present), Gainfy Foundation (March 2018 – present), UNILOT (January 2018 – present) and Star Development (October 2017 – present).[10]

Charitable Work[edit]

Mr. Firer supports the initiatives of the Firer Family Charitable Foundation, the charitable family fund focused on helping families and children in need. In addition, Mr. Firer is an advisory board member of Chabad Russian Center of South Florida.[11]

Awards and recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Press release on meeting between Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and Grenada's Ambassador-Designate to Russia, O. P. Firer". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Russia).
  2. ^ "Russian Jewish Business Whiz Tops Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List". Algemeiner Journal.
  3. ^ a b "How Oleg Firer built America's fastest growing company through acquisitions". SBN Online.
  4. ^ "Unified Payments takes first place on Inc. 500 list". Bizjournals.com.
  5. ^ "Interview with the CEO: Net Element International, Inc. (NETE)". The Wall Street Transcript.
  6. ^ "Oleg Firer, CEO of NETE Joins Advisory Board of CoinBoost and Presents at NASDAQ Market Site". GlobeNewswire.
  7. ^ "InList, an app for A-list clubs, attracts $3 million in funding". Miami Herald.
  8. ^ "Progressive Care Appoints Oleg Firer as an Independent Board Member". GlobeNewswire.
  9. ^ "Oleg Firer, CEO of NETE Joins Advisory Board of CoinBoost and Presents at NASDAQ Market Site". GlobeNewswire.
  10. ^ "What is the history of Oleg Firer and the latest information about Oleg Firer?". LaGrange Daily News.
  11. ^ "About Oleg Firer". LinkedIn.
  12. ^ "Meet the 150 men and women shaping South Florida's biggest industries". South Florida Business Journal.
  13. ^ "Get to know the 2016 40 Under 40 honorees". South Florida Business Journal.
  14. ^ Pozin, Ilya. "5 Incredible Entrepreneurs and What We Can Learn From Them". Forbes.
  15. ^ "Meet No. 1: Oleg Firer of Unified Payments". Inc.com.
  16. ^ Business Leader Magazine South Florida Edition
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ Best in Biz Executive of the Year
  19. ^ Poder Magazine
  20. ^ "Net Element Receives Finance Monthly's 2013 Deal Maker of the Year Award". Reuters.
  21. ^ "Upwardly Global Honors Business and Community Leaders for Contributions to Immigrant Integration". Upwardly Global. Retrieved 5 August 2015.