Winner of the Russia Entrepreneur Of The Year Award announced
The winner of the national phase of the Entrepreneur Of the Year 2009 contest is Oleg Khusayenov, General Director of the Atlant-M International Motor Holding
MOSCOW, 27 NOVEMBER 2008 - The winner of the Russia Entrepreneur Of The Year Award held by Ernst & Young has been selected. Oleg Khusayenov of Moscow was presented with the award at a ceremony on 26 November in Moscow. The national award winner will represent Russia at the international final ceremony, which will take place in Monte Carlo in June 2010.
In 1991, Oleg founded the broker house Atlant-M and later a company of the same name, which is now an international holding in selling and servicing motor cars and vans. From 1997 through 2008, the holding opened 34 dealer centers in Russia, the Republic of Belarus and Ukraine. In 2008, the holding’s overall turnover amounted to more than US $2.2 billion, with the Atlant-M enterprises selling over 70,000 motor cars.
The independent jury also announced the winners in the following nominations:
Manufacturing: Viktor Gerasimenko, KuibyshevAzot, Togliatti
Energy: Yan Abubakirov, TETRA ELECTRIC Group of Companies, St. Petersburg
Agribusiness: Andrei Shutov, the group of companies KOMOS GRUPP, Izhevsk
Micro-financing: Tatiana Sharova, Belgorod Oblast Fund for the Support of Small Business, Belgorod
Services: Alexander Glushkov, MONEKO, Moscow
Retail Trade: Oleg Khusayenov, Atlant-M International Motor Holding, Moscow
Education and Development: Gleb Arkhangelsiy, Organizatsiya Vremeni, Moscow
Best Woman Entrepreneur: Sofia Svetlosanova, Kenguru beauty salon chain, Moscow
Restaurant Business: Igor Bukharov, Nostalgie Art Club, Moscow
Young Entrepreneur: Pavel Skurikhin, Sibirskiy Agrarny Kholding group of companies, Novosibirsk
Special award of the jury “Engineering and High Technologies”: Eduard Saakov, Atomtekhenergo, Moscow Region, Mytischi
Special award of the jury“Successful Small Business”: Yelena Manyenan and Natalya Sokolova, Guest House Chastny Visit, Ivanov Region, Ples
Special award of the jury “Regional Leader”: Sergei Tanenkov, ProstoDom group of companies, Nizhny Novgorod
Special award of the jury “For a High Professional Level”: Ilya Yakubson, DIXY Group of companies, Moscow
"Difficult economic times are an opportunity for bright and talented businesspeople to demonstrate their abilities and accomplish the most complex and ambitious tasks", says Alexander Ivlev, Partner with Ernst & Young, CIS Accounts and Industries Leader, and Director of the Entrepreneur of the Year Program in Russia. "Our finalists are people who have always believed in their own success. Thus all of them are winners."
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