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Alexander Vinokurov (businessman)

Alexander Vinokurov (businessman)

Alexander Semenovich Vinokurov (Russian: Александр Семёнович Винокуров, born 12 October 1982) is a Russian businessman. He is one of the main owners of the privately held investment company Marathon Group and largest shareholder of retailer Magnit.


In 2004, Vinokurov graduated with honours from the faculty of economics of the University of Cambridge. He received a BA in economics. During the period of his studies, he established the Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society, a student organisation, and was elected its president.


After graduating from the faculty of economics of the University of Cambridge, Vinokurov began his career in 2004 with the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley .

In 2006, he returned to Russia as vice-president of TPG Capital (the world's largest private equity investment firm, with $100 billion in assets under its management), co-founding the company's Russian office. He was involved in acquisitions of a number of major assets, including shares in VTB upon the state bank's privatisation, stakes in the Moscow office centres White Square and White Gardens, Ontex S.A. (a Belgian manufacturer of personal hygiene products with Russian production facilities), Strauss Coffee and the Lenta hypermarket chain.

In 2011, Vinokurov became president of Summa Group, a diversified private holding company, which has significant investments in port and rail logistics, engineering, construction, telecommunications, oil and gas, oil trading and agriculture. Major deals concluded during his tenure included the acquisition of a 71% stake in Fesco from Sergey Generalov's Industrial Investors and the purchase of a 50% stake in United Grain Company from the state.


Further Resources


Инвестор телеканала "Дождь"Александр Винокуров о новых медиа в России, история выживания


October 1, 2018

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