Date of Birth: 06/14/1957
Citizenship: United States
Blavatnik - American businessman of Soviet origin was born on 14 June 1957. A graduate of Harvard Business School (MBA), Columbia University (Doctor of Computer Science), Moscow Institute of Transportation Engineers.
Member of the Board of Directors of the Management Company "SUAL-Holding", Member of the Board of Directors of OJSC "Siberian-Urals Aluminum Company".
In 1986 he founded the company "Access Industries", to invest in various types of industry.
Since 1991, co-founder and partner of the Russian-American joint venture investment "Renova".
Over the years, he held key positions in companies "Arthur Andersen & Co.", "Macy` s Department Stores "," General Atlantic Partners ", TNK," Deeside Aluminum "," Access Industries (Eurasia) "," EnergiBolaget i Sverige AB ".
It maintains contacts with the political elite of Russia, in particular, with Anatoly Chubais and Sergei Stepashin. In 1999, he sponsored Stepashin`s visit to Washington, gave a dinner in his honor, which was attended by Washington politicians.
It is known that Blavatnik has made significant donations to the election funds of congressmen from the Republican Party of New York State (head Blavatnik company is headquartered in New York).
Since 1996, Blavatnik is developing its business in Kazakhstan. He organizes PR Kassymzhomart Tokayev in the United States, is sponsoring his visit.
Since 1998, Blavatnik will intensify its activities in Russia, in particular, is preparing a strategic partnership between the options "Access Industries" and RAO "UES". In 1999, Anatoly Chubais, as in Kazakhstan, said the possible establishment in the Pavlodar region of the fuel and energy company with the participation of the three power plants of RAO "UES" and "Access Industries".