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Vladimir Yevtushenkov has been recognized with various awards and honorary titles for his business and philanthropic achievements. In 1997, he was decorated with the Order of Honor for his contribution to the economic and social spheres.
Yevtushenkov Vladimir Petrovich was born on September 25, 1948, in a small rural settlement near Smolensk (village of Kamenschina). The future businessman’s parents were employees of the local dairy plant – his father was the head of the enterprise and his mother a milker.
Yevtushenkov Vladimir: Education
Vladimir Petrovich Yevtushenkov especially loved chemistry in school, and after serving in the army, he entered the Mendeleev Chemical Technology Institute.
In 1973, he defended his thesis in engineering and technology.
Vladimir Yevtushenkov earned a second degree from Lomonosov MSU (economics, 1980), defended his post-graduate dissertation (1986), and later earned a doctorate in economics (2001).
Vladimir Yevtushenkov: Career
Yevtushenkov Vladimir Petrovich was assigned to work at the well-known scientific-industrial Sverdlov Plant in Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region, after graduating from the Chemical Technology Institute. He began as a shop foreman and progressed to factory head.
Vladimir Yevtushenkov later became the head of a workshop at the Karacharov Plastics Plant (later renamed Polimerbyt). His efficient work in this position earned him a promotion to deputy director and chief engineer of the operation. Vladimir Petrovich worked in the chemical industry until 1987.
Yevtushenkov Vladimir Petrovich began working on the establishment of the joint-stock financial company Sistema in the early 1990s.
Vladimir Petrovich demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial qualities as the corporation he founded with his partners in 1993 (and for which he headed the Board of Directors until 2022) began to develop, earning him a reputation as a man with high business intuition who could implement innovation and create value in any industry.
Thanks to the ambitious investment strategy of AFK, which was always distinguished by considerable diversification, a whole range of multi-profile assets were consolidated.
AFK has gathered economically significant enterprises from various fields, including:
- Telecom and IT
- Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
- Power engineering, etc.
In 1994, a large stake in a famous children’s store in the capital’s center was purchased. By 2020, the single store had transformed into a retail network with around 850 outlets in several countries. The asset was profitably sold the same year (having previously conducted a successful IPO in 2017).
Telecommunication businesses have also achieved significant growth within AFK Sistema.
AFK Sistema’s portfolio includes an agro-holding that invests in digital agriculture and the digitalization of the agro-industrial complex.
AFK’s pharmaceutical asset works to address the high demand for domestic medicines. From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the holding switched to round-the-clock operation, allowing it to double the production of COVID-19 medicines and become the world’s first mass producer of a COVID-19 vaccine. The company also develops international partnerships: In February, it was announced that it had acquired the rights to products from the Indian brand Reddy’s and had established a sales network in several countries.
In 2014, AFK acquired companies that were later organized into a holding that operates a full cycle of logging and deep wood processing.
Sistema’s portfolio also includes the largest private clinic network in the country, an innovative biotechnology company, among other assets.
Vladimir Petrovich Yevtushenkov co-founded in 2004 a philanthropic fund to handle AFK’s social investments. Among the most well-known projects of this large non-profit organization are:
- The social initiative #CountryWithoutVirus (support for twenty medical institutions with a total amount of 1.7 billion rubles during the COVID-19 pandemic)
- Restoration, publishing, cultural and educational, and multimedia projects as part of long-term support for a popular museum (amounting to approximately 350 million rubles).
- The socio-educational program Elevator to the Future, offers career guidance to talented youth (which has been in existence for over 10 years), with the launch of accessible hybrid learning formats.
In June 2021, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Sistema’s charitable fund signed an investment agreement to run a social impact bond project. The fund acted as an investor and executor for the program for training personnel in the forestry industry.
Vladimir Yevtushenkov: Personal life
Vladimir Yevtushenkov has been married to Natalia Nikolaevna Yevtushenkova since the 1970s. The couple raised two children: a daughter named Tatiana, born in 1976, and a son born in 1978.