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Vadim Moshkovich - Primary owner of the holding “Rusagro”

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Surname: Moshkovich

Name: Vadim

Fathername: Nikolaevich

Position: Primary owner of the holding “Rusagro”


Biography:

 

Born April 6, 1967 in Moscow. In 1992 he graduated from the Moscow Institute of

Electronic and Automation (MIEA); has degree in radio engineering.

In 1991 - 1992 - worked at the Moscow Commodity Exchange;

In 1992 he founded a construction company "Avgur Estate”;

In 1994 - 1995 headed the company, which office used to import vodka "White Eagle".

In 1995 he established "Sugar Trading Company”, the first company of the agro-industrial group

Rusagro, and started sales of white sugar; Supervises all directions in the group

group;

Since 1999 - Founder, Co-Director General in ZAO Rusagro.

Since 2001 - Member of the Board of Directors of AB “Sobinbank”;

January 2008 - acquired 99% stake in Binbank;

May 26, 2006 - Representative in the Federation Council of Federal Assembly of Russia from the Belgorod Regional Duma (expiry date of reference - October 2010);

Among the main assets - Holding Rusagro, the company "Masshtab" and agency "Avgur Estate”, Binbank; Owner of minority stakes in the Savings Bank and Sobinbank;

He is a member of the Presidium of Russian Jewish Congress; Vice-Chairman in

Committee on Economic Policy, Entrepreneurship and Property, a member of the Commission on Youth and Sports.

He enjoys hockey, chess, tennis, hunting, and fishing.

Married; has two children.


Source: expert.ru

 

 

Dossier:

 

As written in the press, for a short period in the early 2000's the group of companies Rusagro by Vadim Moshkovich became the owner of several processing plants. But, as reported, those methods used for creating agro imperia were questionable.

They wrote that Moshkovich began buying companies from Krasnodar oil and fat plant. Shareholders were unwilling to sell their shares for nothing, and claimed that they were threatened with dismissal.

One of the shareholders named Ganizhev even complained to the Krasnodar prosecutor's office and Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov. In his statements the shareholder argued that Rusagro wrongfully by criminal methods captured the shares of the plant. Ganizhev, as a representative of the interests of 40 % shareholder, claimed that he had been suspended from voting at the meeting. He also told that his brother was searched after he and his brother refused to sell shares. Similar searches, as claimed Gajiyev, had been conducted with other shareholders. According to Ganizhev, Rusagro harmed shareholders by their actions of approximately $ 45 million.

It was reported that in the appeal to President of Russia workers of OAO "OFC" Krasnodarsky" wrote that Rusagro had not only appropriated the factory, but had collapsed it for three years: the productions got closed, workers got laid off. The employees claimed that before the arrival of new owners the factory had a net profit of around $ 7 million a year. Under Rusagro the declared income suddenly dropped to $ 250-300 thousand, that is almost 30 times.


Source: "Versiya" of 28.06.2004

 

 

As written in the press, after the Krasnodar Oil and Fat Combine was passed into the hands of Moshkovich, the quality of products became questionable. It was reported, for example, that for a time the plant was prohibited to produce the oil Natura. As written in the local press, that was because of low quality. But experts from St Petersburg Financial Trading Corporation "Polikor" made a warning to Vadim Moshkovich that production of the oil Natura in Krasnodar fraught for him civil and administrative liability.


Source: "Versiya", 24.04.2004

 

 

According to the press, the General Directorate for Combating Economic Crimes in the Service of the criminal police, MIA of RF found that in June 2000, Vadim Moshkovich used his connections with the leadership of the State Reserve to receive 325 million rubles for pre-payment in OOO “Grechishkinskaya Grain Company” (Krasnodar region), controlled by him, under the supply of grain to the state reserve. According to data gathered by operatives, the sum of the loan agreements was transferred to commercial firms ZAO “Sugar Trading Company" and ZAO “Rusagro”. A portion of funds was sent to a certain company, registered on the man who had lost his passport. There was information that the money, received from the State, was allegedly spent not on the purchase of grain, but on the purchase of real estate, shares, debt payment of specific businesses and individuals. It was reported that one of those firms was OOO “Favorit Produkt” which supplies sunflower seeds in the Krasnodar Oil and Fat Combine of Moshkovich. After verification of the firm in December 2001, prosecutors opened a criminal case in Krasnodar. The companies included in the holding by Moshkovich, were searched. Judging by the detected documents, the company purchased agricultural products through fictitious companies, and used off-the book financial schemes and two "black" multi-currency accounts uncontrolled by accounting, as well they had double-entry bookkeeping and avoided tax.


Source: "Versiya", 21.06.2004

 

 

But, as written in the press, after Moshkovich’s visit to Krasnodar the case was dismissed. As a result, many documents stayed neglected, including the transfer of nearly a billion rubles and $ 3 million - not reflected in the accounting - to various regions of Russia.


Source: Versiya, 17.05.2004

 

 

The name of Moshkovich was mentioned in the press in connection with the conflict around the Anninsky Oil Extraction Plant. It was reported that in 2001 group Razgulyay-Ukrros and Rusagro fought for the enterprise. They held a series of mutual lawsuits. In November 2001 the conflict ended with the fact that Razguliay sold its 40 % package to the opponent. As reported, there was no special love demonstrated for the competitor afterwards as well.


Source: "Secret Firmy” № 1 (10) from 23.09.2002

 

 

In 2002, Moshkovich told in an interview that in the history of his business some hostile takeovers against the will of enterprises’ management had occurred. But in this case, as Moshkovich claimed, dissenting leaders were left in the factory management.


Source: "Secret Firmy» № 1 (10) from 23.09.2002

 

 

Also they wrote that Vadim Moshkovich did not hide the fact that he had been "fighting against the government” for 2 years, evading payment of duties on sugar supplied to Russia, which, in his opinion, had been overstated. Moshkovich allegedly told that he transported large quantities of dissolved sugar in the guise of syrup through the border.


Source: "Versiya", 21.06.2004

 

 

As written in the press in 2002, the owner of Rusagro was said that he could hire a manager, promise good bonuses, and ultimately pay less. Supposedly this is why people are leaving the company.


Source: "Secret Firmy» № 1 (10) from 23.09.2002

 

 

In 2003, the press described the conflict between “Rusagro” and "Russky sakhar”. It was reported that the conflict began in mid-2001. It was announced that Rusagro acquired 33% of the "Russky sakhar”. In summer 2002, the attitude of managers of the two companies began to deteriorate, and at the end of the year Rusagro stopped shipping crude to the refineries of "Russky sakhar”. Rusagro went to court, as the company claimed, as Moshkovich was virtually removed from the leadership of the Russky Sakhar . But in the end the parties agreed that Moshkovich gives up his stake in "Russky sakhar" to other shareholders, and gets 100% of Znamensky plant in return. Director General of “Russky Sakhar" Mikhail Lipsky said that Moshkovich wanted to get control over the whole company, but other shareholders rejected him. According to Lipsky, when the "Russky Sakhar " realized that Moshkovich was ready to act by any means to gain control of the company, they decided to give up the enterprise.


Source: "Kommersant» № 4 (2607) on 15.01.2003

 

 

In autumn 2003, a conflict burst out because of Labinsky and Kropotkinsky sky OEC (Oil ExtractingCombine). As written in the press, then both companies were controlled by a group of companies "Russkaya Bakaleya”. Group Sigma first bought up about 60% of Kropotkinsky plant from minority shareholders and later captured the controlling stake in Labinsky OFC by buying up its debts. Then both packages, as "Sigma” stated, were sold to Rusagro. "Russkaya Bakaleya" continued to claim that both companies were in its ownership. The conflict turned into a number of courts and transition of enterprises from hand to hand with the police department SWAT Krasnodar region involved, as well as police and prosecutors, the FSB. In March 2005, the Group Rusagro announced that it managed to gain control over the OECs. At the same time the head of "Russkaya Bakaleya” Alexander Startsev said that he had sold his business, including stocks of the Labinsky and Kropotkinsky OEC. In March 2005 Holding NTP Group, acting on behalf of top manager of Alfa-Group Alexander Kurt, distributed information that the Holding bought up shares of the contentious business for $ 25 million from "Russian Bakaleya". Rusagro and NTP Group signed an agreement, agreeing on joint management of fat and oil assets.


Source: "Kommersant» № 97 (3181) on 31.05.2005

 

 

According to the press, the commission on corporate ethics at RSPP acknowledged the capture of the Kropotkinsky oil extraction plant by the international consulting group Sigma and OOO "Group of Companies 'Rusagro'".


Source: "Kommersant» № 111 (2950) on 23.06.2004

 

 

There are publications (can be classified as stove-piping), in which one can read that with the advent of Moshkovich on Kropotkinsky OEC, the leading experts and

upscale professionals left the plant. It was reported that every fourth employee left then. Besides Kropotkinsky plant sharply reduced production then and quality of the products decreased.


Source: "Versiya", 24.04.2004

 

 

As written in the press, the company, "unfriendly captured" by "Sigma" fall into the hands of Moshkovich kind of "accidentally”. It was reported that it happened not only with the Kropotkinsky and Labinsky oil extraction plants, but also with Krasnodar OFC. The journalists wrote that the same persons tried to seize the factories and other enterprises in the country more than once. In this connection, it was mentioned of the withdrawal of registers of shareholders at the Nizhny Novgorod Oil and Fat Combine, and the struggle for Moscow OFC.


Source: “Nezavisimaya Gazeta" on 20.05.2004

 

 

The press suggested that the phenomenon of Moshkovich is that, despite

to reduce of production and profits at his plants, his personal well-being is steadily growing. The cited data of Forbes is the evidence, according to which by 2004 Moshkovich’s fortune reached $ 320 million in the list of the richest and most successful businessmen of Russia, he held the honorary 78th place.


Source: "Versiya", 21.06.2004

 

 

With reference to the knowledgeable persons, the press reports that Vadim Moshkovich could consciously strive to make his refineries unprofitable. Bankruptcy of those companies would change nothing for him, for the main creditor of those: in any case the plants would remain under his control, but cleared of the burden of budgetary debts and other.


Source: "Versiya", 24.04.2004

 

 

In early 2005, the Central Investigation Department at Moscow GUVD accused Vadim Moshkovich of fraud in a large scale, considering that in August 2003, he and his partners organized an illegal seizure of ZAO "Oil Extraction Plant 'Kropotkinsky ' and stole the company's shares at 1 million rubles . But the Prosecutor's Office immediately quashed the ruling to bring the head of Rusagro up for trial as a defendant, finding the measure as "premature".


Source: "Kommersant» № 32 / B (3363) on 26.02.2006

 

 

According to the Communists, Vadim Moshkovich needed senatorial immunity in connection with possible involvement in the illegal seizure of an oil extraction plant in the Krasnodar region.


Source: "Kommersant» № 32 / B (3363) on 26.02.2006

 

 

As reported in the press with reference to competent sources, Moshkovich is associated with the "Jewish lobby", which is quite blurry, but within the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC) appears as fairly consolidated. According to expert opinion, Congress is actively cooperating with its counterparts in Israel, and the level of this interaction fully satisfies the Kremlin.


Source: rospres.com from 03.07.2009

 

 

In early 2010 the press reported on the proceedings between the company “Masshtab” affiliated with Senator Vadim Moshkovich and IKEA Company. It was reported that IKEA leases land for the shopping center "MEGA Teply Stan” from the "Masshtab". The Swedes signed a lease agreement for 49 years with the former owner of the land, and when Moshkovich acquired the land, they refused to rewrite the contract on new conditions. As stated by “Masshtab”, they offered IKEA to buy the land at market price, but IKEA ignored the proposal. After that, "Masshtab" appealed to the Arbitration Court of the Moscow region.

Kommersant »№ 27 (4327) on 16.02.2010

 

According to the press, in early 2010, Moscow Mayor's Office extended investment contract of OAO "Avgur Estate” (controlled by Senator Vadim Moshkovich) to build a business center on site of former bakery N 1 without penalty. Under the order signed by Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, "Avgur Estate" is allowed to pass an object into operation until December 2012, although originally the developer had to complete construction in 2009.

Newspaper “Kommersant” № 57 (4357) on 02/04/2010

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