Altushkin Igor: biography, photos and interesting facts
Igor Altushkin is a Russian billionaire, philanthropist and businessman. Forbes magazine has not been falling below its 50th position for several years now. By the beginning of this year, he managed to get 600 million net income, and his fortune amounted to $ 2 billion, which allowed him to take 47th place among the rich people of Russia according to Forbes. Biography, the family of Igor Altushkin - all this is certainly interesting to many. Well, let's talk about this notorious person.
Childhood and youth
Born Altushkin Igor 09/10/1970 in Sverdlovsk, there he passed his youth. After school, he entered the Sverdlovsk Institute of National Economy (the present - Ural State Economic University), which he brilliantly graduated in 1992. Many famous personalities who are now representatives of the government and big business in Russia graduated from this school.
Igor Altushkin, whose biography became the subject of our review, has been interested in business for all conscious years. Therefore, immediately after receiving a diploma, he seriously thought about creating his own business.The obtained level of education, entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen allowed us to see a free and promising niche for our own business. Thus, in 1992, the Aeron metal processing company appeared, specializing in the processing of non-ferrous scrap metal. Thanks to the makings of a good manager, as well as a high level of charisma, Igor Alekseevich managed to assemble a decent team in a short time and raise the small business to the level of a serious enterprise. Also, the shortage of such materials in the region and a large number of enterprises in need of non-ferrous scrap played a crucial role in such rapid business development.
A little experience as a manager did not prevent Altushkin in 1993 from becoming the general director of a commercial and industrial company in the city of Yekaterinburg. The competent management led to the active development of the company, which in 1994 covered 60% of the needs of regional enterprises in the secondary raw materials of non-ferrous metals and continued to actively develop.
Two years of successful work allowed to raise capital, thanks to which Altushkin became a partner of a prominent businessman Makhmudov.In 1995, they created the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company. As a co-owner and shareholder, Igor Altushkin puts a lot of effort and raises the UMMC to the leading position. He devoted the time devoted to the development of this company to the development of his potential as a manager and an entrepreneur.
Without stopping at what has been accomplished, in 1997, he held the position of General Director of Uralelectromed-Vtortsvetmet LLC.
In parallel, he takes a seat on the board of directors:
- "Sredneuralsky Copper Smelter" - 1997
- "Precision alloys plant" - 1997
- "Revdensky brick factory" - 2000
- “Kashtym Copper Electrolytic Plant” - from 2000 to 2001
and two banks in 2001:
- Ural Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
In 2003, Igor Altushkin sells shares of UMMC and moves away from the management of the enterprise, pursuing the goal of creating his own large business. By purchasing the shares of the Kyshtym Copper Electrolytic Plant, he laid the foundation for the creation of the Russian Copper Company.
In 2004, Altushkin I. А. creates the RMK ("Russian Copper Company"), and this very event makes this year decisive for business development.Being the holder of the largest percentage of shares (80%), he puts a lot of effort into getting involved in the structure of enterprises that are associated with the mining and metallurgical industries. Thanks to the efforts of Igor Alekseevich over the entire existence of the company, 11 large enterprises joined it, which led to the creation of a full-fledged holding.
This success is due to the correct approach to the production cycle, which covers all stages - from ore mining to copper production.
Over the years of work of the RMK, headed by Altushkin, the holding has taken the third place among the producers of copper products in Russia. Production volumes are about 180 thousand tons per year, which is 19% of the total production in the country. The holding provides jobs for 7.5 thousand people. Also there are already representative offices of the holding in Kazakhstan.
In the next couple of years, the composition of the RMK is planned to increase. So, the company has plans to build a pair of processing plants. In addition, the Russian Copper Company in the near future is likely to acquire a personal headquarters in Yekaterinburg and an office building for its own needs.
In 2009, with a long-time partner Kozitsin, A. A. Altushkin buys Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant from Andrey Komarov. In the property of Igor Altushkin are 21.5% of the shares.
In 2011, he acquired 1/2 of the shares of the Yenisei Industrial Company, which saved the company from inevitable bankruptcy. And the introduction of new management methods allowed the company in a short time to break into first positions.
In the same year, he bought shares of the Ural Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Now he owns 30% of shares and heads the board of directors of this financial institution.
Social and charitable activities
By his example, the businessman Igor Altushkin proved the possibility of being not only a businessman, but also an active public figure. Wife, children in every way support him in all his endeavors.
For two years already, a personal charity foundation has been operating on the basis of the RMK, which provides financial assistance to many projects. Thus, support is gained by creative teams, sports organizations. In addition, the fund constantly transfers funds to companies that assist children with disabilities.The organization takes over the device of their summer holidays.
Quite a lot of attention is paid to the support of the Orthodox Church in Russia. For example, an entrepreneur allocated considerable funds to build a temple on the territory of the Chechen Republic. With the direct support of the entrepreneur, an Orthodox orphanage for girls was created, as well as a welfare canteen.
The leaders of the RMK holding are vigorously involved in public life. Thus, the company supports art, education, sports, medicine. The well-known businessman does not remain far from the life of the public. Altushkin Igor Alekseevich holds the post of head of the ecology committee in the Sverdlovsk region. In addition, he holds a position in the Board of Trustees of the University and the National State University of Mining.
She takes part in the work of the committee on ecology and nature management.
Igor Altushkin: family
Photos of the family of Igor Altushkin rarely found on the web and in print. The businessman does not apply to their relatives. It is only known that Igor Alekseevich Altushkin is married. Wife Tatiana and six children live in London.The youngest of their sons, David, was already born there.