Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS
russian visa

UK Finance Gurus Behind Russian Business - FT
March 29, 2014 15:00

Photo Credit:
The Financial Times has revealed close links between senior figures in the British establishment and their lucrative ties to the Russian business world.
1. Lord Skidelsky, a prominent peer who sits on the board of Rusnano Capital, a subsidiary of Russia’s state nanotechnology corporation. You can check out the info for yourself on Rusnano Capital was was established in 2010 for the purpose of fund management and corporate control of RUSNANO investment. Among its priorities are innovative technology transfer to Russia and attracting foreign investment capital for co-investment in Russia’s nanotechnology projects. Total assets under the management of RUSNANO Capital are worth $ 1 billion.
An economics historian of Russian origin, Skidelsky promised to stay unless the Kremlin takes more expansionist steps.
2. Lord Mandelson, business secretary under the last Labour government, is an independent director on the board of AFK Sistema which claims to be the largest publicly-traded diversified holding company in Russia and the CIS. Incorporated in 1993, Sistema is now one of Russia's top ten companies by revenue and is one of the largest investment companies in the world. The group owns a diverse set of public and private companies. Mandelson has been elected as member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and Investor Relations and Dividend Policy Committee.
3. Lord Myners, member of the board of directors at MegaFon, one of Russia’s three major mobile operators, with the number of active subscribers exceeding 63 million people. On the board since March 2013, he is Chairman of the Remuneration and HR Development Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
According to The Financial Times, Myners dismissed any involvement of his company in Crimea and pledged to protect the interests of western companies owning MegaFon shares.
4. Lord Owen, the former foreign secretary, has served as consultant to two companied owned by Alisher Usmanov, Russia’s richest man, with a fortune of $17.5 billion.
The Financial Times said Lord Owen did not believe in further sanctions but would act accordingly should they be introduced.
5. Charles Hendry, a Conservative energy minister from 2010 to 2012, is president of the advisory board of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce and consultant to Vitol, “an oil trader with a supply contract with the Russian energy giant Rosneft”, according to The Financial Times.

Earlier this month, he called on UK Prime Minister David Cameron for a ‘cautious approach to events in Ukraine’. 

Author: Mikhail Vesely

Tags: Russian economy Russia International    

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

The Largest Russian Oil Buyers Vitaly Mutko: We are Doing Our Best Lest Russian Fans Feel Ashamed for National Team at FIFA World Cup 2018 The Russians Spent 890 Billion Rubles On the Purchase Of New Cars Valeriy Karpin will Coach Mallorca UK Finance Gurus Behind Russian Business - FT

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Moscow  Russian business  Multinational Russia  Victor Titov  the Bolshoi Theatre  Electrotheatre  buy Russian designers  Depeche Mode  Andrey Esionov  Stavropol Territory  Moscow weekends  Russian media  Frauds  Russian Rivers  St. Petersburg  Rock Music  Georgy Daneliya  Murmansk  Comics  Russian tourism  Russia  Russian actors  Russian singers  Dmitrovsk Alps  Chastushka  Alexey Friedman  Pavel Durov   IT  Russian airlines  Awards  Online Exhibitions  Moscow airports  Izhevsk  Russian science  Exhibitions in Moscow  Territoriya Festival  Elbrus  Free Trade Zone  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Hit of the Season  Russian scientists  aircraft  Russian Cinema  Bakhrushin Theatre Museum  Russian economy  Mikhail Bulgakov  Spasskaya Fair   Soviet Union  academic conferences  FIFA Russia 2018 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites