Who is Andrey Skoch?
He is one of the richest Russian billionaires. He was born in January 1960. He is married to Yelena Likhach. He has 10 children. Skoch is the owner of the yacht Madame Gu.
His father, Vladimir Skoch, is the beneficiary of the trust that is a 30% shareholder of USM Holdings. USM is a holding company with different assets including Metalloinvest.
Metalloinvest is one of the largest iron ore and hot-briquetted iron producers in the world and Megafon, a large telecom operator in Russia. The other shareholders of USM Holdings are Alisher Usmanov (60 percent) and Farhad Moshiri (10 percent).
After studying in Moscow, Andrei Skoch started working at the MontazhSpetsBank. Later Skoch joined Alisher Usmanov’s metallurgical business, with Skoch being responsible for Lebedinsky Mining.
When Usmanov merged his Arkhangelsk Mining business with Lebedinsky Mining and Oskal Metal Works, the Metalloinvest group was formed. In 2012 Metalloinvest realized net sales of USD 8,2 billion, with 62,000 employees.