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Alisher B. Usmanov

Usmanov Alisher Burhanovich - the founder of the holding "Metalloinvest"

Usmanov Alisher Burhanovich was born in 1953 in Chust Namangan, region Uzbekistan. In 1976, he graduated from MGIMO USSR in "international law", in 1997 -  Finance Academy under the Government of the PF with a specialty on "Finance Sector".

In 1990-1994 - First Deputy General Director of ZAO "Intercross." In 1994-1995 - Advisor to the General Director of the Moscow Aircraft Production Association (MAPA). In 1995-1997 - First Deputy Chairman of MAPA Bank. From 1994 to 1998 - General Director of Interbank Investment Financial Company "Interfin" (ZAO "MIFK" Interfin ").

From November 1998 to February 2000 - First Deputy General Director of OOO "Gazprominvestholding." From February 2000 to present - General Director of OOO "Gazprominvestholding." From November 2000 to July 2001, he was advisor to the Chairman of the Board of OAO "Gazprom".

Is one of the owners of "Holding Company "Metalloinvest" which combines OAO "Oskolsky Electric Steel Plant", OAO "Ural Steel", OAO "Lebedinsky GOK" and OAO “Mikhailovsky GOK".

Alisher Usmanov, head of Russian Fencing Federation (since 2001) and the European Federation of Fencing (since 2005), is a member of the board of directors of the soccer club "Dynamo", included in the Board of Trustees of the Bolshoi Theatre, Pushkin Museum of Pushkin, MGIMO and theater «Et Cetera».

The founder of the charitable organization "Art and Sport", which provides full support of Russian culture and promotes socially important events in the arts and sports. The organization assists in the competitions under the auspices of the Russian Fencing Federation, sports club "Dynamo", as well as the soccer club, "Nosta" (Orenburg region).

Presidential Decree № 365 of March 17, 2004 Usmanov A. B. was awarded the Order of Merit for labor achievements and many years of diligent work. Has the Gratitude from the President from May 7, 2000 - October 22, 2008 for the support of cultural projects, was awarded the International Prize "Baltic Star".

Married. His wife, Irina Viner, head coach of Rhythmic Gymnastics of Russian Federation.

About the Company

Metalloinvest - one of the largest mining and metallurgical holdings in Russia. It includes mining division (Lebedinsky and Mikhailovsky mining and processing plants) and Steel Division (Oskolskii Electric Steel Works and "Ural Steel").

As a socially responsible enterprise, Holding "Metalloinvest" not only promotes a healthy lifestyle, but also implements special programs for employees of the enterprises and citizens near-by, that include corporate sports days, local sports, turslety, children's competition for the prize of the Holding, and etc.

A separate area is the implementation of a program to support Russian athletes. Metalloinvest is an official sponsor of soccer club "Dynamo" (Moscow).

Instructor, Mikhailovsky GOK Aleksandr Pogorelov – is a Champion of Russia, silver medalist of European Championship, participant in the Olympic Games in Athens. Another famous athlete Mikhailovsky GOK Ekaterina Volkova – is a Champion of Russia, silver medalist of the World Championships in Helsinki, bronze medalist of the Goodwill Games.

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