Evtushenkov Vladimir Petrovich
Evtushenkov Vladimir Petrovich
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Biography: early years, education
Vladimir Petrovich Yevtushenkov was born in the Smolensk region on September 25, 1948. His family at that time lived in the village of Kamenshchina, located near the regional center. Evtushenkov's father - Pyotr Matveevich - headed a dairy, his mother - Pelageya Ivanovna - worked at the same enterprise as a milkmaid.
After graduating from school, Yevtushenkov was drafted into the army. After being transferred to the reserve (in 1968), he entered the Mendeleev Moscow Institute of Chemical Technology (MKhTI, now the Russian University of Chemical Technology). Received the specialty "Technologist".
In 1980, Yevtushenkov received a second higher education (this time in economics) - he graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University.
In 1986, Yevtushenkov was awarded the degree of candidate of economic sciences. After 15 years, Vladimir Petrovich defended his doctoral dissertation and was awarded the corresponding academic degree.
Working in industry
The work biography of a Forbes list member includes more than 14 years of work in industrial enterprises.
In 1973, after graduating from the Moscow Institute of Chemical Technology, Yevtushenkov was invited to one of the leading research and production enterprises of the USSR - the Sverdlov Plant, specializing in the production of industrial chemistry. Vladimir Petrovich came to the position of foreman and by 1975 became the head of the section.
In 1975, Yevtushenkov was offered the position of shop manager at the leading enterprise in the capital's chemical industry, the Karacharovsky Plastics Plant (today known as the Polymerbyt Research and Production Association). Vladimir Yevtushenkov proved to be a talented leader and a few years later he took the post of chief engineer and first deputy director of the plant.
Evtushenkov made a significant contribution to improving the production performance of the enterprise. Under his leadership, a high-tech technique for injection molding thermoplastics using low-temperature thermostats-refrigerators was developed and implemented. For an outstanding achievement in the field of production, Vladimir Yevtushenkov was awarded the Lenin Komsomol Prize.
Moscow City Executive Committee
In 1987, Vladimir Yevtushenkov took the position of head of the Technical Department of the Executive Committee of the Moscow City Council. He worked on the improvement of scientific and technical policy, the formation of an innovative environment during the transition of the country to a market economy and the creation of the first joint-stock companies in the Russian Federation. Then he became the chairman of the main department of the Moscow City Committee for Science and Technology (MKST).
Subsequently, Yevtushenkov created JSC "Moscow Committee for Science and Technology" - a commercial analogue of the MKNT. Until 2000, the businessman headed the Board of Directors of this company.
In 1997, Vladimir Yevtushenkov was awarded the Order of Honor for his significant contribution to strengthening the economy and developing the social sphere of Moscow.
The Joint Stock Financial Corporation (AFK) Sistema was founded by Vladimir Yevtushenkov in partnership with like-minded people in 1993. Yevtushenkov became the majority shareholder (in 2022, his share in the capital decreased below the controlling one - less than 50%). The businessman also headed the Board of Directors of AFK. He held this post for almost 30 years - until 2022.
In the year of its inception, Sistema made a number of successful investments in areas such as telecommunications, real estate, and the oil and gas industry. During this period, Sistema took part in the creation of one of the largest Russian mobile operators - VimpelCom OJSC, known under the Beeline brand.
In 1994, the corporation entered the children's goods market. AFK became the owner of a 43% stake in the Detsky Mir brand. At that time, it was represented by the main store operating in Lubyanka, as well as 28 branches in the capital. On this base, AFK built a powerful network, which by 2020 covered more than 300 cities in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, with about 850 outlets. In 2017, the company went public: AFK Sistema placed Detsky Mir's securities on the Moscow Exchange as part of an IPO, which made it possible to raise about 12.9 billion rubles. In 2020, Yevtushenkov's company withdrew from the ownership of the retailer, selling 20.38% of the shares for 16.8 billion.
In 1995-1996, Vladimir Yevtushenkov and his partners implemented a number of successful business projects. AFK acquired a stake in Russia's oldest telecommunications company, the Moscow City Telephone Network (MGTS).
Then the corporation sold its shares in VimpelCom during an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which allowed it to raise $110.8 million and use it to buy a 40.4% stake in CJSC Mobile TeleSystems (MTS). Yevtushenkov attracted Deutsche Telekom, the largest European company in the field of telecommunications, to the development of the operator. In 2003, AFK became the main owner of MTS, having bought a 10% stake from German partners.
Today, MTS Group and its member MGTS provide all types of telecom and digital services, including:
- mobile and fixed communications;
- broadband Internet access;
- digital television
- video surveillance (MGTS, in particular, participates in the program " Safe City”, provides video broadcasts of elections and the Unified State Examination);
- connection to high-speed communication channels of industrial and transport enterprises, incl. Moscow Central Circle (MCC), etc.
MTS also operates in the financial services and fintech market (it owns 99.7% of the authorized capital of MTS Bank), develops and implements digital services and mobile applications, convergent IT solutions in the field of system integration, IoT, artificial intelligence, data processing and cloud computing.
In 1996, a corporation founded by Vladimir Yevtushenkov laid the foundation for the development of a private healthcare system in the Russian Federation. AFK became the owner of the Intourist Polyclinic, located near the Belorusskaya metro station of the capital. On the basis of this medical institution, the first private clinic was created, which later became the flagship clinical diagnostic center (CDC) of the largest federal private medical network MEDSI. Today it is a group of companies that unites about 100 clinics in various Russian regions. More than 1.1 million people use the network every year.
In 2002, Yevtushenkov's company entered the high-tech market. The Sitronics IT company (now the high-tech concern Sitronics Group) became part of the corporation. Today, based on the Sitronics Group, there is a center of excellence in the development of a "smart" urban IT infrastructure, including integrated solutions for the "Safe City", intelligent transport systems, digitalization of regions and strategic sectors of the economy. Among other things, the concern is implementing a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, developing unique solutions for specific tasks, including unmanned navigation and autonomous navigation. As well as nano- and microsatellites, satellites, space components and technologies.
Another major asset of AFK is Binnopharm Group, a full-cycle biopharmaceutical company. It is one of the leading domestic drug manufacturers and distributors with its own R&D division. The company has the largest portfolio of drugs on the Russian pharmaceutical market - more than 450 items, including socially significant ones. In 2021, Binnopharm Group opened representative offices in six CIS countries, starting expansion into international markets.
The corporation founded by Vladimir Yevtushenkov successfully operates in such segments of the economy as agriculture and forestry.
Steppe AgroHolding, established in 2014 on the basis of the existing core assets of AFK, is today one of the leading players in the Russian agro-industrial complex. It is the largest user of agricultural land in the Russian Federation, one of the industry leaders in digitalization and the introduction of high technologies, crop yields and productivity. The holding's diversified asset portfolio includes crop, horticultural and livestock enterprises.
The timber processing holding Segezha Group, the formation of which was also initiated by Yevtushenkov in 2014 after the acquisition of the Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill, carries out a full cycle of logging and deep processing of wood. It ranks first in the Russian Federation in terms of production of sawn timber and industrial paper bags and is the largest tenant of the forest fund in the world.
Also, AFK Sistema is one of the major shareholders:
- OZON online hypermarket;
- one of the largest development and construction corporations in Russia — Etalon Group (48.8% of shares);
- leading Russian company providing a full range of hotel development services — Cosmos Hotel Group (100% of shares);
- a retailer in the clothing segment Concept Group (42.9% of shares);
- dominant Electric Grid Company of the Republic of Bashkortostan - BESK (91% of shares);
- East-West United Bank (100% of shares);
- Innovative biotechnology company Sistema-BioTech (99% of shares) .
In 2004, Yevtushenkov founded the Sistema Charitable Foundation (CF), one of the largest corporate foundations in the Russian Federation at the moment. The Charity Fund implements long-term social programs with an emphasis on education and regions: in 2020, the Foundation's activities covered 25 constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
The businessman also heads the Board of Trustees of the Development Fund of the State Russian Museum. The social investments of the corporation and the Yevtushenkov Charitable Foundation for the entire period of the agreement concluded in 2003 reached almost 350 million rubles. The funds were used to carry out large-scale restoration work, the implementation of exhibition, publishing, cultural and educational, multimedia and inclusive projects. In 2017, Vladimir Yevtushenkov won the Patron of the Year award for implementing a long-term support program for the Russian Museum.