Biography of Alexey MordashovAlexey Alexandrovich Mordashov - the head of the mining and steel-making domestic giant Severstal, the owner of the machine-building enterprise Power Machines, the co-owner of the international gold mining company Nord Gold, the main beneficiary of the leader in the woodworking market, the holding SVEZA.
Alexey Alexandrovich Mordashov
Childhood and the family of Alexey MordashovThe future owner of Severstal was born on September 26, 1965 in Cherepovets in a family of workers at a metallurgical plant. His father was one of the builders of this world's largest steelmaking company, and then an electrical engineer. Mother worked in the equipment supply department.
Alexey Mordashov in childhood
Alyosha was a calm, independent and obedient child, and at school he was a responsible and diligent student. From the sixth grade, he dreamed of becoming an economist manager.
Young Alexey Mordashov
The young man showed great ability, was an excellent student, received not just an increased, but the largest Lenin scholarship. In addition, he was a Komsomol leader, a member of the CPSU, energetic, polite, intelligent and pleasant to talk to.
Beginning of Alexey Mordashov's careerAfter graduating from college in 1988, the young specialist returned to his hometown and began his career at the plant, to which his relatives gave their whole lives. He began the future oligarch with the post of senior economist, successfully moving up the career ladder.
Alexey Mordashov rapidly climbed the career ladder
However, the 60-year-old plant manager saw in a conscientious, independent, enterprising, showing respect to Mordashov his possible successor. He instructed him to organize the privatization of the plant. To this end, Alexey created Siversstal-Invest, the majority of whose shares belonged to him personally.
Gradually, he bought ChMK securities for common money, retaining a controlling stake (51 percent), and transferred assets to the newly established structure of Severstal-Garant. As a result, his partner lost the opportunity to influence the development strategyenterprises, and Mordashov, having bought back later and 49% of the shares of his mentor, became his full owner.
Alexey Mordashov - CEO of OAO Severstal
In 2001, as evidence of a large amount of knowledge and practical experience, he received an MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree from the British Business School at Newcastle University of Northumbria, and also became an honorary doctor since 2003. His native university - SPbGEU honored him with the same title.
The main mass media of Cherepovets were under his control, and the corporation acquired assets in various spheres (mining, automotive, insurance). Moreover, not only domestic companies, but also foreign ones, in particular, the American manufacturer Rouge Industries, the Italian Lucchini.
Since 2002, the businessman has been a member of the Russian-German Intergovernmental Group on Economics and Finance.Since 2004 - in the leadership of the American Institute of East and West. From 2006 - to the Business Cooperation Council of the Russian Federation and the EU, as well as to many other authoritative organizations.
Personal life of Alexey MordashovThe first time the owner of Severstal got married at the age of 19, when he was studying for 2 years at the institute. Aleksey's choice was 3 years older than his fifth-year student Elena, originally from Irkutsk. Such an early wedding was associated with the “interesting” position of the bride.
Alexey Mordashov's first wife Elena Novitskaya
During a divorce, he left the former wife and son an apartment in his hometown, a Nine car, alimony of 1,000 dollars a month and 6,000 dollars a year for recuperation. Later in 2002, a woman tried through court to obtain a share in the capital of the ex-spouse, but to no avail.The court recognized the agreement originally signed between them as legal.
The second wife of Alexei Mordashov Elena with children
The oligarch's second wife was his colleague Elena, born in 1971, a graduate of the Leningrad Institute of Textile Industry, an economist and an employee of the CMP. Despite the fact that during their acquaintance the Chief Financial Officer of the plant was still married, she could not resist the young, beautiful and successful manager and fell in love. The couple had two sons: in 1999 - Cyril, in 2000 - Nikita.
Work for Alexey Mordashov in the first place
The financial tycoon, as befits a man of his status, enjoys painting, winter sports, and loves poetry.
Alexey Mordashov todayIn 2011, the oligarch received an invitation to the Bilderberg club, which brings together the recognized and most influential representatives of politics, business and the media.
Alexey Mordashov on the work of Severstal
The billionaire is a member of the leadership of the Committee on the Accession of the Russian Federation to the World Trade Organization and the reform of national customs policy.
Alexey Mordashov in an interview about sanctions