SSE Russia Alumni among top 20 of Russian business ladies

07/03/2016

Kompaniya (Moscow), March 07, 2016
THE TOP 20 OF RUSSIAN BUSINESS LADIES

Natalia Sindeeva
General director of television channel Rain
Education
In 1992, she graduated from the Michurin state pedagogical institute (Tambov Region). In 2006, she graduated from Stockholm School of Economics in Russia.

SSE Russia Alumni among top 20 of Russian business ladies

Olga Gryadovaya
CEO of Transcapitalbank
Education
In 1972, she graduated from the general economic department of the Moscow Plekhanov institute of economics. She is doctor of economic sciences and professor.
Professional experience
Two years after graduation from the Moscow Plekhanov institute of economics, in 1974. She started working as lecturer in this institute. In 1989, she established an auditing company and started advising commercial banks. In 1992, she became director of the securities department of Trasncreditbank, in 1993 she became deputy CEO. Between 1994 and 1996, she was director of the Moscow division of Yugra bank. Between 1997 and 1998, she was deputy CEO and afterwards CEO of Infobank. Since 2000, Gryadovaya and her husband Leonid Ivanovsky are the main shareholders of Transcreditbank. They own 22% and 12% shares respectively. At the beginning of the year, assets of the bank amounted to 225 billion rubles. At the end of the last year, Transcapital became a bridge bank of Investtorgbank.
Natalia Lutsenko
Co-owner of Sodruzhestvo group
Education
No data.
Professional experience
Lorino (Overseas) Limited that owns 90% of Sodruzhestvo belongs in equal shares to Natalia Lutsenko and her husband Alexander. In 1994, they started from trade in animal feed and animal feed additives. They bought up diverse enterprises of the food industry and afterwards they built two oil extraction factories in the Kaliningrad special economic zone. At present, the company is Russia's biggest supplier of soy beans and producer of vegetable oils including the soy oil. In 2012, Japanese trader Mitsui & Co. acquired a 10% stake in the group having evaluated it at $2.2 billion. In 2014, turnover of the company amounted to 105.7 billion rubles. Last year, the company owned new headquarters in Luxembourg.
Marina Sedykh
Co-owner and general director of Irkutsk Oil Company
Education
In 1993, she graduated from the Irkutsk state university with "Legal science" specialty.
Professional experience
She started her career as legal advisor in Primorsky Territory, in Shkotovo district consumer society. In 1985, she became senior legal advisor of the Irkutsk plant of heavy machine building named after Kuybyshev. She continued her work as chief legal advisor in Vostsibneftegazgeologia. In the middle of the 1990s, Sedykh got acquainted with future partner Nikolai Buinov. At the beginning of the 2000s, they bought out Ustkutneftegaz from the district administration. Irkutsk Oil Company was established in 2000 and Sedykh became its general director and owner of approximately 11% of shares. Forbes magazine estimates the fortune of the business lady at $285 million. In 2014, turnover of the company amounted to 90.2 billion rubles. In 2015, Irkutsk Oil Company increased production of oil and gas condensate by 40% to 5.6 million tons.
Natalia Bykovskaya
Co-owner and member of the Board of Directors of Rusagro group
Education
No data.
Professional experience
Until 2010, name of the wife of former Federation Council member from Belgorod Region Vadim Moshkovich was not mentioned with regard to Rusagro group of which he was considered the owner. The information was disclosed in memorandum of the company on the eve of the IPO: in 2004 Bykovskaya became deputy general director of Rusagrosakhar, between 2006 and 2007 she was deputy general director of Rusagromanagement, since 2007 she was deputy general director of Rusagro group (owner of assets of the group). In February of 2010, she entered the Board of Directors of the group. Shares of the holding were re-registered for Bykovskaya although Moshkovich remained their beneficiary. Together they owned 75% of shares of the group. In 2014, turnover of the group amounted to 82.5 billion rubles. At the end of 2015, Rusagro bought from Rusagro debt liabilities of agricultural holding Razgulyay and 19.97% stake of the bank in the holding. Lat month, Bykovskaya became member of the Board of Directors of this company.
Natalia Fileva
Main owner of S7 group
Education
She graduated from the Novosibirsk electro technical institute with specialty "Radio mechanic engineer" and from the Novosibirsk institute of economics with specialty "Organization of production management"
Professional experience
At the end of the 1990s, officials of the administration of Novosibirsk Region requested investment company Evrofinansy belonging to Natalia and Vladislav Filev to unite spare shares of air company Sibir being in pre-bankrupt condition. In May of 2004, controlling interest was registered for Fileva. Fileva is a strategist. It is believed that she has been initiator of re-branding and change of the regional name of the air carrier for S7 Airlines. In S7 group 100% of shares belong to Natalia and Vladislav Filev. In 2014, turnover of the company amounted to 70.7 billion rubles. In 2015, air companies Sibir and Globus belonging to S7 group transported 10.63 million passengers or 5.6% more than a year ago.
Larisa Bobrova
The main owner of Primorye bank
Education
In 1987, she graduated from the theatrical department of the Far Eastern state institute of arts with specialty "Theater and cinema actress."
Professional experience
Wife of former Governor of Primorsky Territory Sergei Darkin performs in the Primorsky academic regional drama theater named after Gorky since 1987. She owns a 54% stake in Primorye bank and a 61.5% stake in the Nakhodka base of active sea fishing (the biggest fishing company in the Far East). She received this business in 2001 after election of the husband as governor of the territory. According to results of 2015, net assets of the bank grew by 17.86% (or by 5 billion rubles) and at the beginning of January of 2016 amounted to 32.8 billion rubles. Deposits of private individuals became the main point of growth in liabilities (+24% or 4.1 billion rubles). As of February 1 of 2016, the bank had the 144th place in Russia and the third place in the region according to the size of assets. Fortune of the business lady is estimated at $220 million.
Tatiana Bakalchuk
Owner of Internet store of clothes and footwear Wildberries
Education
In 1997, she graduated from the Moscow state regional social and humanitarian institute.
Professional experience
After graduation from the institute, she worked as teacher of English. In 2004, when her child was borne and it became difficult for her to earn money by teaching, Bakalchuk decided to start selling clothes and footwear through the Internet. Wildberries company was established in 2005. Later, it became the most visited Internet store in Runet. At present, the Internet store has 2.5 million buyers. In 2014, Wildberries entered markets of Belarus and Kazakhstan. Business of the company was named one of the fastest growing ones. Revenue of the company grew from 2.7 billion rubles in 2011 to 23.4 billion rubles in 2014.
Olga Belyavtseva
Co-owner and member of the Board of Directors of Progress Capital
Education
In 2002, she graduated from the Lipetsk division of the Moscow institute of international law and economics named after Griboedov.
Professional experience
In 2002, she started working for Lebedyansky factory as a leading economist. In the middle of the 1990s, she established Assol company that became the biggest distributor of Lebedyansky in the south of Russia and in the Black Soil Region (more than 30% of sales). At the end of 2004, on the eve of IPO of Lebedyansky, business of Assol was merged with Lebedyansky company. As a result of consolidation, Belyavtseva became owner of the third biggest block of shares of the holding (18.4%). In 2008, PepsiCo and Pepsi Bottling Group bought a 75.53% stake in the company. Belyavtseva received about $330 million for her stake. Progress factory was separated from Lebedyansky at that time. Progress produces baby food (FrutoNyana and FrutoNyana Malysham) and mineral water (Lipetsky Byuvet).
At present, Belyavtseva owns a 35% stake in Progress Capital. In 2014, revenue of the company amounted to 17.8 billion rubles.
Nina Muravlenko
Co-owner of Russian Trading Bank
Education
No data.
Professional experience
Practically nothing is known about the wife of former co-owner of YUKOS Sergei Muravlenko. Nina and Sergei are co-owners of M-Corporation (stakes in authorized capital of the company are distributed between the spouses as 20% and 80% respectively). The main kind of activity is lease of the company's own real estate. Through M-Corporation the spouses also own a 19.9 % stake in Russian Trading Bank (at the beginning of 2015, assets of the bank were estimated at 12.2 billion rubles). According to results of 2015, the bank earned net profit of 31.9 million rubles (in 2014 the bank had net profit of 230.4 million rubles). They also own hunting facility Belorechye in Belgorod Region.
Lyubov Dukelskaya
Director of private Moscow international school
Education
She graduated from the Moscow institute of foreign languages.
Professional experience
Between 2004 and 2007, she lived and worked  in Finland, Latvia and Czech Republic. She managed the retail division for sale of fertilizers for greenhouses of hydrometallurgical plant of Lermontov established by her. In 2007, she founded private Moscow international school (CHMMSH) in Antalya (Turkey). In this school 200 pupils from all post-Soviet countries study under Russian federal educational program of the 1st-11th grades. After graduation from the school pupils receive a Russian state certificate of the main general (on the basis of nine grades) and secondary general education (on the basis of eleven grades). The main goal of the school is creation of conditions for harmonious development of personality of every pupil, openness for perception of other cultures. CHMMSH closely cooperates with the Lomonosov school, Moscow international school of business and international university of Antalya.
Elena Baturina
Owner of private horse farm Veedern
Education
In 1986, she graduated from the afternoon department of the Moscow institute of administration named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze.
Professional experience
Having graduated from school in 1980, she worked as technician – designer at Frezer plant. Between 1982 and 1988, she was junior research fellow of the institute of economic problems of comprehensive development of the economy, after that she worked for the Moscow executive committee for two years as a member of the commission for cooperatives and afterwards she worked as responsible secretary of the Russian union of cooperatives. Developer company Inteco was established in 1991 after Baturina married Yury Luzhkov. At first, she took the post of general director and between 1994 and 2011 she was president of the company. After dismissal of her husband from the post of Moscow mayor Baturina sold the business of Inteco having earned $1.2 billion. In 2015, her fortune was estimated at $1 billion. He invests in hotel business in Russia and Europe. Together with her husband she owns a farmer enterprise in Kaliningrad Region.
Raisa Demina
Chair of the Board of Directors of Pavlovskaya Sloboda meat factory (Velkom)
Education
She graduated from the Moscow state university of applied biotechnology, financial management courses of the financial academy and a special master course at the Danish meat college.
Professional experience
Between 1982 and 1990, she worked for the meat factory named after Mikoyan where she passed a path from foreman to chief technology engineer. In 1992, she established Velkom company having taken the strategy for production of ecologically pure meat products as the basis. In 2004, she built a meat factory from the zero level in Pavlovskaya Sloboda village. In 2009, the company implemented SAP ERR system. In 2014, sales revenue of the meat factory amounted to 9.5 billion rubles and net profit amounted to 1.4 billion rubles. In 2015, Velkom bought office of Aeroflot with area of 2,800 square meters in the Petrovka Street, 20/2. Value of the deal was not disclosed but according to mass media in 2013 Aeroflot bought this asset for 400 million rubles.
Olga Slutsker
President of Russian Fitness Group
Education
In 1987, she graduated from academy of physical training named after Lesgaft.
Professional experience
The former wife of former Federation Council member Vladimir Slutsker is master of sport in fencing. For 12 years she acted for the team of Leningrad but in the early 1990s she quit the big sport. In 1993, she opened the first fitness club World Class in Moscow. In 2006, Slutsker established fitness chain Fiz-Kult. In 2007, fitness chain World Class and clubs of business format Fiz-Kult merged with fitness chains Reebok and MaxiSport of Maxim Ignatyev and started working under World Class and FizKult brands. Among the shareholders of the group are: VTB Capital (22.5%) and Goldman Sachs (27.5 %). Russian Fitness Group owns 32 its own clubs and 31 franchising clubs in 24 cities. In 2014, turnover of the company amounted to 6.8 billion rubles. Last summer, Russian Fitness Group opened the biggest fitness center World Class of super premium format Signature on the Azure Coast in Monte Carlo near Stade Louis II.
Inna Kochetova
Co-owner and vice president for marketing of Ochakovo brewery
Education
Moscow institute of radio technology, electronics and automatics.
Professional experience
Ochakovo is a family business. Inna started working for the company of her father on the post of press secretary. Now she is vice president of the company and one of the main shareholders together with father Alexei Kochetov and husband Vyacheslav Merkulov (she got acquainted with him when she studied in the institute). He is deputy general director of Ochakovo for alcohol products now.
Ochakovo group includes 18 companies in several regions including its own malt and agricultural enterprises, as well as vineyards on the Taman Peninsula. Since 2015, the brewery started production of juices, new products for it. The line for their production is the first and the only line in Moscow built by a Russian company without participation of foreign capital. In 2014, turnover of the company amounted to about 6 billion rubles.
Natalia Kasperskaya
Owner and general director of InfoWatch
Education
In 1989, she graduated from the Moscow institute of electronic machine building with specialty "Applied mathematics." She received bachelor degree of the open university of the UK.
Professional experience
She started working for engineering technological center Kami as salesperson of software products in 1994 and afterwards she became the head of antivirus project AVP. In 1997, she together with husband Yevgeny Kaspersky became co-founder of Kaspersky Laboratory. In 2004, Natalia established new company InfoWatch on the basis of Kaspersky Laboratory. InfoWatch is occupied with development of means for protection of corporate confidential information from internal threats. The spouses divorced in 1998 and in 2007 Natalia quit the post of general director and received controlling interest in InfoWatch as compensation. In 2014, turnover of the company amounted to about 1 billion rubles. Now Natalia is developing a bill that will protect personal data of Runet users.
Tina Kandelaki
General producer and deputy general director of the editorial board of sport holding Gazprom-Media, co-owner of Apostol Media
Education
She studied at the department of journalism of the Tbilisi state university. In 2008, she graduated from the Russian state humanitarian university.
Professional experience
Since 1995, she worked at various radio stations and television channels. Kandelaki is a partner and co-owner of Apostol company that produces television programs and provides a full cycle of PR services. Apostol was established in 2008 by Vasily Brovko, former head of the prime time broadcasting of Mayak radio station and Oleg Berkovich. Kandelaki helped Brovko to make Nerealnaya Politika program a fashionable site for politicians. Thus she became co-owner of Apostol (99.5%). In 2015, the company won state contracts worth approximately 200 million rubles. In 2014, turnover of the company exceeded 600 million rubles.
In July of 2015, Kandelaki became general producer of sport channel Match TV and in February of 2016 it was found out that Apostol was offered for sale.
Olga Bogomaz
head of peasant farmer enterprise Bogomaz
Education
She graduated from the Bryansk technological institute.
Professional experience
With her husband, future acting governor of Bryansk Region Alexander Bogomaz, Olga got acquainted when she was a student. After graduation from the institute she moved to the native village of her husband in Bryansk Region and started development of potato growing. According to Kontur.Fokus, Alexander Bogomaz owned a 50% stake in agricultural holding Bryanskagro (it was liquidated in August of 2014) that included peasant farmer enterprise Bogomaz managed by Olga. Peasant farmer enterprise Bogomaz was established in April of 1998. Now it has 13,200 hectares of land, 34 tractors, 16 combines, as well as 23 big potato storage facilities. Potatoes of the Bogomaz family are purchased by the army, retail chains and producers of chips. In 2014, revenue of the company amounted to 144.3 million rubles. Two sons help Olga in her business. Melensky Kartofel and Kartofelny Alliance companies are registered for them. Their aggregate revenue amounts to 513 million rubles.
Ekaterina Ignatova
Chair of the Board of Directors of International Financial Club bank
Education
She graduated from the Moscow state railway engineering university with specialty "Economics." She is specialist in the field of international economic relations.
Professional experience
She started her career at the chair of interpretation of the Moscow linguistic university decorated with the Order of Friendship of Peoples. Ekaterina Ignatova is wife of head of Rostec Serge Chemezov. In 2004, when her husband became the head of Rosoboronexport, she became co-founder of Kate (70 %), company that specialized in development of automatic gearboxes for Lada cars. A plant with capacity of up to 30,000 automatic gearboxes per year is currently being built near Kaliningrad. In 2014, revenue of the company amounted to 321 million rubles. Since 2010, Ignatova is a member of the Board of Directors of International Financial Club and chair of the Board of Directors. She owns a 13/14% stake in the bank, its main beneficiary being Mikhail Prokhorov (47.45%).
Natalia Sindeeva
General director of television channel Rain
Education
In 1992, she graduated from the Michurin state pedagogical institute (Tambov Region). In 2006, she graduated from Stockholm School of Economics in Russia.
Professional experience
She started media career in 1993 at television channel 2x2. In 1995, she together with future husband Dmitry Savitsky started establishment of FM radio station Silver Rain. Between 2002 and 2009, she was commercial director of Silver Rain. Since 2009, she develops media holding Rain. Her present husband, former owner of KIT Finance Alexander Vinokurov is investor of the project but Sindeeva is the sole legal owner of Slon and Bolshoy Gorod. In 2013, the television channel fell out of grace of the Kremlin because of its civil position and at the beginning of 2014 a threat of stopping of broadcasting was looming for it when after notorious poll dedicated to the 70th anniversary of blockade of Leningrad cable television operators started switching Rain off their broadcasting. In 2014, revenue of Rain amounted to 284 million rubles.
Olga Uskova
Owner, president of Cognitive Technologies
Education
In 1986, she graduated from the department of technical cybernetics of the Moscow institute of steel and alloys, she started postgraduate education and work on candidate thesis dedicated to optical fiber networks.
Professional experience
Between 1988 and 1991, Uskova worked for the all-Russian research institute of systemic studies of the academy of sciences of the USSR and afterwards for the institute of system analysis of the Russian academy of sciences. In 1992, she established Cognitive Technologies company. Between 1992 and 1999, she was executive director of Cognitive Technologies. Since 1999, she was president of Cognitive Technologies group. In 2014, turnover of the company amounted to 193 million rubles. In 2006, Uskova initiated creation and became president of the national association of innovations and development of information technologies. She is a member of the commission of the Duma for development of strategic information systems and is initiator of a number of amendments related to import substitution in IT. In cooperation with KamAZ she participates in a project for creation of an unmanned automobile.

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