- Iskander Makhmudov
1963) is a Uzbek businessmanbased in Russia.
Is one of the most mysterious Uzbek businessmen. Born in
Bukhara, lived in Tashkentand graduated from the local university with a degree in Oriental studies. Then worked in different Soviet military organizations in Libyaand Iraqwhere he could use his Arabic skills. His first steps as a businessman were with the Chernoys and Reuben brothers and their Trans-World Group, once the largest metal trader in Russia. Now Makhmudov is the main owner of Uralskaya Gorno-Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya(UGMK) Holding that is the fourth largest non-ferrous metallurgical company in Russia, Russia's second-largest copper producer in terms of output. With his partner Makhmudov also acquired a 50% stake in Izdatelskiy Dom Rodionova (Rodionov Publishing House), which publishes the Russian version of BusinessWeek.
ForbesMagazine, Iskander Makhmudov is the 15th richest businessman in Russiaand the 86th richest businessman in the world.
He keeps a low profile and as non-transparent as the coal mined by Kuzbassrazrezugol where he holds a major stake. Makhmudov’s main asset is the Urals Mining and Processing Works.
* [http://www.Forbes.com Forbes Magazine]
* [http://www.ugmk.com/en Uralskaya Gorno-Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya]
* [http://www.ugmk.info UGMK.info: бизнес-портал о реальном секторе экономики]
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