Who is Valentin Zavadnikov ?
He is a Russian millionaire. He was born in April 1963. He is married and has 1 daughter. He is a non-executive director of the Beluga Group and was a shareholder. He is the founder of the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management.
In the past, he was a member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. He was representing the Saratov Region. And he was a Board Member of the Unified Energy System of Russia. Which is an electric power company.
The Beluga Group (former: Synergy Group) is one of Russia’s largest liquor companies. Beluga is known for its Beluga Vodka brand and Belankaya. It is the nr 1 selling vodka brand in Russia.
Beluga owns 6 distilleries in Russia. And has more than 9,000 employees. The group also owns a food production company named PentAgro. Around 2009 Zavadnikov owned approx. 20% of the company’s shares.
He must have sold al his shares. As recent annual reports mention that Zavadnikov does not own any shares in the Beluga Group.
We were told Zavadnikov is also co-owner of the yacht builder Dynamiq Yachts. But this information was denied by a representative of the company. Dynamic is a yacht builder based in Monaco. With yacht production in Italy.
Zavadnikov was the owner of the 2016 yacht Jetsetter, built at Dynamiq. The yacht was sold to UK business man Stephen Quaid, who named her Spring.
Dynamiq Synergy Sailing
Zavadnikov is the driving force behind the Dynamiq Synergy Sailing team. Zavadnikov is a regatta sailor and as won many prices. He is founder of The Melges 20 Winter Series.
The event is one of the premier winter regattas in Europe. It is drawing participants from Monaco, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Turkey, Russia, and South Africa.
Zavadnikov is a member of the Yacht Club de Monaco.
Valentin Zavadnikov Net Worth
We estimate his net worth at US$ 300 million. This is a rough estimate. Based on his past shareholding in Beluga Group. And his ‘yacht buying power’. It is very well possible that his net worth is much higher.