Yury Chyzh (Belarusian: Юрый Чыж, Russian: Юрий Чиж, Yury Chizh, born 1963) is a Belarusian businessman, believed to be one of the country's richest people. According to estimates, he is the second-wealthiest businessman in Belarus, the first being Vladimir Peftiev. On March 23, 2012, Chyzh was included in EU's travel ban list because of his alleged ties to the regime of Alexander Lukashenko.
He graduated from the electronic technical faculty of the Belarusian Polytechnical Institute. After graduation he made a career at the Minsk Tractor Plant and became head of energy supply of one of the factory's facilities.
As a businessman
In 1994 Yury Chyzh established his company, Triple, which is active in construction business and production of construction materials.
In the following years his business expanded into production of non-alcoholic drinks (AquaTriple), production of aluminium constructions, transport and several other areas. Yury Chyzh owns the prominent restaurant and brewery Rakauski brovar in Minsk.
In 1999 Chyzh became member of the Council on development of entrepreneurship under the President of Belarus.
Yury Chyzh is president of the FC Dinamo Minsk. Since 2008, he is head of the Belarusian national wrestling federation.
Yury Chyzh is married with two sons and a daughter.
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