Founder of the BE OPEN humanitarian fund, developer, investor, hotel owner in Austria, Czech Republic, Ireland and Russia, 54 years old
The wife of the former mayor of Moscow has once again entered the top 200 richest businessmen in Russia according to Forbes - and again as the only woman billionaire. Ms. Baturina's sphere of interests includes alternative energy and membrane construction, but she has a particular weakness for the hotel business. Elena says she likes to give people high-quality service and good mood. For the soul, the mother of two adult daughters collects porcelain and supports her husband in his hobby for horse breeding and sheep breeding.
Owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the S7 Group, 54 years old
For the first time Natalia entered the top 200 richest businessmen in Russia by Forbes magazine and immediately became the third among the ladies represented there. Now she has firmly established herself in the public consciousness as a woman, for whom the first thing is airplanes, but in the 90s the distressed Siberia Airlines fell into their hands with her husband almost by accident. They say that the idea of rebranding belonged to Natalia - like other strategic ideas that brought S7 to the second place in terms of air traffic in Russia. At the same time, Mrs. Fileva is an experienced wife, a mother of three children. Daughter Tatiana is responsible for advertising and marketing at the company.
General Director of the Russian representative office of the auction house Sotheby's
In honor of the 10th anniversary of the appearance of Sotheby's in Russia, Irina arranged an exhibition at which for the first time she combined the top lots of future auctions with exhibits purchased for private collections at previous auctions. The anniversary concerns Irina directly. She went with the company all the way - from a tiny office with two employees to meeting the standards of a large Sotheby's. The representative office conducts examinations of the authenticity of art objects, patronizes museums, and supports young artists. Ms Stepanova admits that her life is subordinated to work, and even she tries to spend her vacation with benefit for the cause.
General Director of L'Oreal Luxе in Russia, 40 years
This year, the company opened the first in Europe perfume and cosmetics boutique Giorgio Armani in the Atrium shopping mall and introduced the long-awaited Shu Uemura brand to the Russian market. Valentina, who studied the intricacies of business in Dusseldorf and London, actively uses the Internet space and the latest technologies in her work. She is confident that the future lies in the disappearance of the boundaries between online and offline. This is the further strategy of L'Oreal Luxе: development of online boutiques and hone personal service using the most advanced digital capabilities. Valentina finds time not only for business and family, but also for travel and hobbies. In the near future - to return to the youthful hobby of making jewelry from stones and beads and new heights in your favorite yoga.
Vice-Mayor of Moscow, 41 years old
Soon after the birth of her second child, Anastasia returned to work at the mayor's office, where her colleagues speak of her with respect. In sum, the opinions boil down to the fact that she is a competent lawyer, a tough manager and a workaholic. Ms. Rakova initiated many large projects - the creation of the MFC, the Moscow Urban Forum, the launch of the portals "Our City" and "Active Citizen". The renovation program is partly in her area of responsibility. She carefully hides her personal life, outside the mayor's office she prefers an informal style of clothing that makes her completely unrecognizable.
Founder of the Internet portal Buro 24/7 and the international venture project Fashion Tech Lab, 32 years old
Miroslava launched Fashion Tech Lab to support eco-designers and look for new ways to make fashion sustainable. One of Russia's top fashion experts was shocked to learn that her favorite industry is the second most polluted. Mrs. Duma does not want to bequeath an ecological disaster to her three children, so she invests in the production of artificial leather and fabrics from orange fibers. Business Of Fashion included Miroslava in the list of 500 main people in the global fashion industry.
Founder of Assol Company LLC and Agronom-Sad LLC, member of the Board of Directors of Progress Capital company, which owns the Frutonyanya brand, 48 years old
Ms. Belyavtseva remains one of the richest and most mysterious ladies in Russian business, since her entire career is associated with her native Lipetsk. Apparently, Olga was lucky and no one suggested to her that success can only be achieved in Moscow. It is known that she is a real example of a self-made woman - Belyavtseva started her way into business as a packer at the plant of the USSR Ministry of Fruit and Vegetable Economy at the age of 21, shortly after the birth of her eldest son. Olga lives in her second marriage, and three children, probably, at one time inspired her to make baby food a priority.
General Director of Shiseido in Russia
The winter collection is already on sale, but Shiseido in Russia is no longer limited to promoting one brand. For six years, through the efforts of Mrs. Isahakyan, a global holding has been built, representing NARS, Cle de Peau Beaute, Narciso Rodriguez, Issey Miyake, Elie Saab, Alaїa, Tsubaki. “We created the beauty industry in Russia from scratch, from scarcity to abundance, from Soviet 'service' to the highest standards of service,” says Helen, a student of Leonard Lauder. Developing a beauty empire, she lives on airplanes, but sees travel as a source of energy. And she calls her daughter the greatest achievement.
The owner of the concept store "Kuznetsky Most 20", 34 years old
Olga is transporting the concept store to Stoleshnikov Lane, where it will occupy 2,500 sq. meters. It will retain nice little things like ping-pong tables and healthy food cafes, but there will be more of the most original things that can be found in Moscow. The wife of the developer Pavel Cho and the mother of three children is not going to change the concept, since the Moscow public is gradually getting used to "strange things and unusual images." However, the avant-garde for the sake of the avant-garde and even more so for the sake of shocking Mrs. Karput is no longer interested, now she professes a more adult and pragmatic view of fashion.
President of the InfoWatch group of companies, 51 years old
An information security company in the corporate sector has opened a representative office in Dubai. Natalya has been going to success for ten years, having received InfoWatch in a deplorable state - in her words, “one name” without a working product and team. By that time, her work experience at Kaspersky Lab had already turned her into a virtual police officer who is ready to do more than anyone else to catch a criminal. And he also taught not to allow business to waste time from a large family, because Mrs. Kaspersky is a mother of five (!) Children.
Vice President of Gazprombank, General Director of Art Finance, 61 years old
Marina continues to curate the corporate collection of contemporary Russian art. She stood at the origins of a new investment direction for Russia - "art banking", because she agrees with the practice widespread in the West to invest in art and considers it a manifestation of social responsibility. “It is prestigious and pleasant to pass on such values to descendants,” says Marina. Supporting artists whose works have not yet received a "historical verdict", the bank and Mrs. Sitnina personally give them a large advance.
CEO of Capital Group
At the MIPIM 2017 exhibition in Cannes, Valentina told how to minimize the loan burden by attracting partner financing. An example was the development company entrusted to her, which survived both crises without freezing any project. Mrs. Stanovova considers herself a happy person, but about her free time she jokes that she would not have gotten married if she had not met her husband before joining Capital Group. Everything that is, is given to the spouse and daughter Dasha. Valentina is fond of photography, is in love with Italy, has a weakness for stylish shoes and bags.
Chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, 53 years old
Ms. Nabiullina, on the recommendation of the President, remained in the position of the Chairman of the Central Bank for a second term. It was she, the first woman in this post, to minimize the damage from the 2014 crisis. It is interesting that at the beginning of the path that led Elvira to economic responsibility for the country, she went to the Faculty of Economics for the unknown. In the corridors of power, she is known, among other things, for restrained elegance and amazing intuition. Outside of them, the love of poetry, classical music, theater (especially opera) and driving a car.
Founder of AIZEL Group, 40 years old
For 15 years Aysel has united in the AIZEL Group a personal online store, a concept store, confectionery shops and a Laduree restaurant, boutiques of cult brands, to which the first Aquazzura boutique in Russia was added in March. Trudel was the first to enter the marketplace with Prad and Miu Miu, her company is to this day the exclusive online seller of Gucci in Russia. Aysel is happy to provide a trading platform for Russian companies and young designers, and does not change the principle of always surprising customers with something new. “Time is becoming more and more valuable, so online trading is the future,” she said.
Founder and CEO of the Encore Fitness chain and the Five Concept Fitness boutique studio, 50 years old
Irina opened two premium fitness clubs - the flagship Encore Fitness in Moscow City and a project in the Novoyasenevsky residential complex, plus the Five Concept Fitness multi-studio at the Arma plant. After 25 years in the industry, she came to the conclusion that in order to grow, fitness must stop being associated with self-torture. The highlight of Encore is a combination of premium service, beautiful design and new technologies integrated into the club's space and training process, with a strong team of trainers and a luxurious relaxation area. Mrs. Kutyina practices what she preaches. Following the recommendations of the Encore experts, she has lost 10 kg and is not going to stop there.
President of Rhana Medical Corporation, 57 years old
Ekaterina continues to develop laennec therapy in Russia, based on the healing properties of the placenta. She met this method of prolonging youth and life itself 17 years ago in Japan, a country that is ahead of the rest in the field of longevity. Mrs. Dibrova does not offer others what she has not tested on herself. She regularly uses laennec therapy, and the president's appearance is the best advertisement for the corporation. Especially after admitting that sometimes she sleeps four to five hours a day for weeks. But Catherine always finds time to go skiing with her husband and daughter.
Online game developer, founder and CEO of Gosu.ai, 35
The new project of the creator of Game Insight is a global training platform for gamers and esports athletes based on artificial intelligence. The virtual assistant will help the player improve by analyzing his game. Ms. Chumachenko's intellect is completely natural, her love for a virtual wonderland does not mean that she is divorced from reality. Alice believes that the main thing in work is to do well what the soul is in, and not to chase millions at any cost. She keeps her son away from computers, closer to real people and paper books.
Celebrity makeup artist, creator and creative director of the cosmetics and false eyelash brand Romanovamakeup, 33
Olga expands the collection of decorative cosmetics bearing her name. The line of natural false eyelashes already has 50 items. “Thanks to my artistic education, my makeup philosophy is based on the foundations of painting,” says Ms. Romanova, who is responsible for the makeup of many artists. Olga was a make-up artist for the program “Catch in 24 Hours” on STS, now she gives master classes. The girl started the business when she was pregnant with her daughter, calling it an “express self-development course”.
Owner and President of the Li-Lu Showroom, 44 years old
The company celebrated the year with the opening of a showroom at Trekhgornaya Manufactory. More than 20 years ago, working as a translator from Italian at an exhibition, Oksana did not think that her humble beginnings would grow into thousands of square meters of European fashion from well-known brands. She does not hesitate to admit that she took the initial capital from her husband Vladimir Tsyganov, the head of the Belaya Dacha agricultural complex, but the long-term success and reputation of the company is her merit. Ms. Bondarenko herself prefers to wear clothes of her own brand "Li-Lu", and she is thrown into waste only at the sight of designer shoes.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rolf Group, 51 years old
Tatiana became the chairman of the board of directors of one of the largest Russian car dealers. The numerical superiority of men in business and under her leadership does not bother Ms. Lukovetskaya. She started her career as a “girl on the phone”, supervised mechanics, became the first woman in Russia to head a dealership and listened to all the jokes about “women driving” back then. There are no trifles in her favorite business for Tatiana - with one hand she rebuilds the company's management system, with the other she personally agitates to buy a car. She relieves work stress by singing, released two albums of romances.
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