Andrey Filatov life and biography

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Andrey Filatov biography

Date of birth : 1971-12-18
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Krivoy Rog, the Dnepropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine
Nationality : Russian
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2012-05-14
Credited as : N-Trans, entrepreneur, World Cup Chess Match, Forbes list

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Andrey Vasilievich Filatov is a Russian entrepreneur, co-owner, Board of Directors Member and Chief Executive Officer of the N-Trans transportation-and-infrastructure group.

Andrey Filatov completed secondary education in No. 9 Children-Youth Sporting School in the city of Dnepropetrovsk. Got ranked Candidate Master of Sport of the USSR (chess). In 1993, graduated from the Academy of Physical Education and Sports of the Republic of Belarus (the Belorussian State University of Physical Culture) with the diploma of Physical Culture Instructor and Chess-Playing Coach. At the Academy met and made friends with such chess players as Ilya Smirin and Boris Gelfand.

In 1996, together with his partners, Konstantin Nikolaev and Nikita Mishin, founded the Severstaltrans company, of which was Board of Directors Member and Chief Executive Officer since the foundation. In 2008, the Severstaltrans group was renamed as the N-Trans.
Is the Economic Council Member of the French-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFR).
Adviser to the Director General of the Petrolesport joint-stock company.

Wealth Assessment

Andrey Filatov’s chief asset is his share in the N-Trans companies group that includes the Globaltrans and Global Ports companies listed at the London Stock Exchange. Also, the entrepreneur is a beneficiary of the Mostotrest JSC and one of the stockholders (7%) of the Transoil, Ltd.
In 2010, the Finance magazine assessed Andrey Filatov’s fortune to be $0.92 billion.
In 2011, in the Russian version of the Forbes magazine Filatov was ranked 93rd among Russia’s wealthiest businesspersons, with the fortune of $1.1 billion.
In 2012, in the Forbes world listing Filatov's fortune was assessed to be $1.3 billion (ranked the world 960th).

Awards

Medal of 300 years of the Russian Navy€ (1997)

The Russian Federation President's Diploma of Merit (Jan. 21, 2011)'€" for active participation in preparation for Republic of Korea’s transfer of the Varyag cruiser jack flag to the Russian Federation.

Personal Life, Hobbies

Andrey Filatov is married, brings up three children.
Since childhood was (still is) keen on chess.
Filatov is the initiator and sponsor of the World Cup Chess Match to be held in Moscow in the Spring 2012. The Russian Chess Federation seconded the Filatov's proposal to held the tournament in the Russia's capital. The match will take place in the State Tretyakov Gallery. According to Filatov, behind his idea to hold world championship match in a most famous Moscow museum is the desire the tournament “would help, among other things, to popularize the Russian culture abroad, given the tremendous international interest in the event.

Filatov funded the restoration of the tombstone monument to one of the greatest chess players, Alexander Alekhine, who was the first Russian by birth world champion, in Paris.

In the memory of his first chess coach, Alexander Valerianovich Sinitsyn, Filatov set up the Sinitsyn Memorial international children chess festival, which is being held in Dnepropetrovsk since 2001.

Filatov is a member of the Valaam Monastery Board of Guardians.

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