Russian Bank for Small and Medium Enterprises Support (JSC SME Bank) was established in 1999. In 2016 the Federal Corporation for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises became the bank’s sole shareholder.
SME Bank is the only Russian bank that provides financial support exclusively to small and medium-sized enterprises.
EuroChem is a leading global fertilizer company, producing primarily nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers, as well as certain organic synthesis products and iron ore. The Group is vertically integrated with activities spanning from mining and hydrocarbon extraction to fertilizer production, logistics, and distribution. EuroChem is currently developing two sizeable potash deposits with its VolgaKaliy and Usolskiy greenfield projects. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, the Group operates production facilities in Belgium, Lithuania, China, Kazakhstan and Russia and employs more than 25,000 people globally.
Rostelecom is Russia’s largest provider of digital services and solutions. It operates across all market segments to serve millions of Russian households. The company is an unrivalled leader in the Russian broadband access and PayTV service market with broadband subscriber base exceeding 13 million and a PayTV subscriber base of more than 10.2 million, 5.3 million of whom are also subscribed to our IPTV services. Rostelecom has a mobile subscriber number of more than 1 million. A reliable partner to the Russian State and Business, Rostelecom is an important innovator in E-Government, cloud computing, healthcare, education, security and housing & utility services. In the mass market the Company develops a wide line of services designed for families, including basic telecommunications services and Smart Home digital solutions, on-line education, gaming, etc.
PhosAgro is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers in terms of production volumes of phosphate-based fertilizers and high-grade phosphate rock with a P2O5 content of 39% and higher.
The Company is the largest phosphate-based fertilizer producer in Europe (by total combined capacity for DAP/MAP/NP/NPK/NPS), the largest producer of high-grade phosphate rock with a P2O5 content of 39%, a top-three producer of MAP/DAP globally, one of the leading producers of feed phosphates (MCP) in Europe, and the only producer in Russia, and Russia’s only producer of nepheline concentrate (according to the RAFP).
PhosAgro’s main products include phosphate rock, 39 grades of fertilizers, feed phosphates, ammonia, and sodium tripolyphosphate, which are used by customers in 100 countries spanning all inhabited continents. The Company’s priority markets outside of Russia and the CIS are Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Autonomous non-profit organization “Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects” was established with the Russian Government decree of August 11, 2011.
ASI’s Supervisory Board is chaired by the President of the Russian Federation Mr. Vladimir Putin.
ASI provides support for the projects that are aimed at systemic change for enhancement of business environment, development of innovation, education and training, healthcare and social services, as well as regional and urban development.
ASI’s key initiatives include National Investment Climate Index of the Regions of Russia, 100 Urban Leaders Program, support for the non-state sector participants in the social sphere services, standard for introducing technologies and innovations, University 20.35, and National Technology Initiative platform.
Russian Venture Company (RVC JSC) is a government fund of funds and a development institution for the Russian venture capital market. The main goals of RVC include stimulating the creation of a private venture capital industry in Russia and acting as the Project Office for the National Technology Initiative (NTI). The authorized capital of RVC exceeds 30 billion roubles. RVC is 100% owned by the Russian Federation through the Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimushchestvo). The total volume of funds is 26, with 24.8 billion roubles representing the share of RVC. The number of portfolio companies of RVC funds currently stands at 225. The total amount approved for investment is 18.6 billion roubles.
PJSC “Sovcombank” – Russian fast growing universal bank with total assets more than 863 bln rubles - #3 privately-owned bank in Russia by total assets. With more than 2,666 offices, Sovcombank operates one of the largest (#3) retail distribution networks in Russia. Bank has vast experience and expertise in corporate and investment banking and long track-record of successful M&A deals on Russian financial market. Over the past 10 years Sovcombank has been successfully finished more than 10 M&A deals with commercial banks, financial and fintech companies. Also Bank is the issuer of “Halva” card that is the first installment card on Russian credit card market with more than 150 000 accredited merchants in partnership network.
Sovcombank maintains the credit rankings according to 5 rating agencies, international scale: S&P - “BB-”, outlook “positive”, Moody’s - “Вa3”, “stable”, Fitch - “ВB”, “positive”. Credit ratings by national scale ACRA - “A”, “stable”, “RAEX” - “ruА”, “stable”.
The State Corporation Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA) was established in January 2004 in accordance with the Federal law dated 23 December 2003 # 177-ФЗ “On insurance of households’ deposits in banks of the Russian Federation”.
Chairman of DIA’s Board of Directors is Governor of the Bank of Russia Elvira S. Nabiullina. DIA’s General Director is Yury O. Isaev.
Major DIA functions:
Deposit insurance, the coverage limit is 1.4 million rubles
Guaranteeing pension savings
Bankruptcy/liquidation proceedings in banks, non-government pension funds and insurance companies declared insolvent (in case of an insured event occurrence)
Realization of assets of financial organizations in the course of bankruptcy/liquidation proceedings or financial rehabilitation thereof
Financial rehabilitation (resolution) and increasing capitalization of depository institutions
Cherkizovo Group is Russia’s largest manufacturer of meat products. The Company dates back to 1974, but its modern history began in 2005, when two major facilities established by Igor Babayev merged into Cherkizovo Group. Today, Cherkizovo ranks first in Russia by aggregate poultry production and second by pork production. The Group also leads the meat processing market. A fully automated plant launched in Kashira in summer 2018 will drive Cherkizovo’s share in the smoked sausage market beyond 30%. The Group’s production assets are based in 15 regions stretching from Kaliningrad to Barnaul. Cherkizovo leverages a vertically integrated business model to guarantee the quality of its products from field to fork. Its portfolio of brands includes such popular names as Petelinka, Cherkizovo, Pava-Pava and Kurinoe Tsarstvo. In 2018, Cherkizovo Group’s production exceeded 1 million tonnes.
Sistema PJSFC is a publicly-traded diversified Russian holding company serving over 150 million customers in the sectors of telecommunications, children’s goods retail, paper and packaging, healthcare services, agriculture, high technology, banking, real estate, pharmaceuticals and hospitality. The company was founded in 1993. Its revenue in 2017 was RUB 704.6 bn; its total assets equalled RUB 1.1 trn as of 31 December 2017. Sistema’s global depositary receipts are listed under the “SSA” ticker on the London Stock Exchange. Sistema’s ordinary shares are listed under the “AFKS” ticker on the Moscow Exchange.
The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB, Bank) is an international financial institution with the mission to promote economic growth in its member states, expand their trade and other economic ties, and foster Eurasian integration through investment.
The Bank was established on the initiative of the Presidents of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan on January 12, 2006.
The Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Tajikistan joined the EDB in 2009; the Republic of Belarus joined it in 2010, and the Kyrgyz Republic in 2011.
The EDB's headquarters is located in Almaty. The Bank has a branch in St. Petersburg and representative offices in Bishkek, Dushanbe, Yerevan, Minsk, Moscow and Nur-Sultan.
SPIMEX is the largest Russian commodity exchange. It was established in 2008 under the decision of President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the Russian Government.
Key markets include refined products, crude oil, natural gas and timber. Every fifth tonne of refined products sold in the Russian domestic market (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and residual fuel oil) is sold on SPIMEX. Mineral fertilizers and coal are new promising markets actively developed by the Exchange.
All large Russian producers of crude oil, refined products, natural gas and coal and their distribution subsidiaries – acting under a decree of the Russian Government – submit information on all OTC transactions to SPIMEX. The Exchange calculates and publishes price indices in the relevant commodities that have become reputable price indicators in the market.
TEK-Torg electronic trading platform – a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPIMEX – carries out procurement procedures effected under Russian federal laws 44-FZ and 223-FZ both for public procurement and commercial tenders. Today, TEK-Torg is one of the largest electronic trading platforms used for tenders made under Russian federal law 223-FZ.
Credit bank of Moscow is a universal commercial privately-owned bank providing the full range of banking services to corporate and retail customers and financial institutions. The Bank is included in the CBR`s list of systemically important banks. The Bank was ranked as a top-3 privately-owned bank by total assets in INTERFAX-100 as at 3Q2018. The Bank is currently rated ‘Ba3’ with a stable outlook by Moody’s; ‘BB-‘ with a stable outlook by Fitch; ‘ВВ-‘ with a stable outlook by S&P; ‘А (RU)‘ with a stable outlook by ACRA; ‘ru A-‘ with a stable outlook by Expert RA. Credit bank of Moscow is remarkable for its strong business diversification, efficient risk management system, long-term partnerships and efficient delivery of service packages. The Bank has been in trade finance business since 2001, in syndicated loan market since 2003 and in Eurobond market since 2006. CBM is also a Principal Member of MasterCard, Visa and JCB.
The Bank was founded in 1992 and acquired by Mr. Roman Avdeev in 1994. Concern Rossium holds 56.07% of CBM’s shares, the remaining 43.93% of its shares are owned by minority shareholders. Credit bank of Moscow successfully closed its initial public offering on the Moscow Exchange in June 2015, and in June 2016 the Bank’s shares (ticker: CBOM) were included in MOEX Russia Index, RTS Index and MSCI EM Small Cap Index. The Bank`s free-float is 18%.
MOSCONGRESS is professional organizer of conventions and exhibitions, sports, MICE-events in Russia and abroad since 2008.
The company has more than 200 successfully implemented projects with the number of participants from 50 to 10 thousand people.
For more than 10 years, MOSCONGRESS has been a partner in organizing business communication zones at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) and the Russian Investment Forum (RIF).
The company's goal is to create effective marketing and communication business platforms based on advanced technologies and assist in advancing the products and services of customers, as well as their market launch abroad.
MGIMO is one of the leading Russian universities, a foreign policy think tank and a center for academic diplomacy.
Its structure comprises two campuses, ten faculties, three institutes, Gorchakovsky Lyceum, College and Business School. MGIMO MBA and Executive MBA programs have been awarded AMBA international accreditation.
Among research centers and universities MGIMO holds high positions in global rankings. It is Number 1 in the world according to QS ranking of employment within a year after graduation. It has been awarded “5 Stars” in the QS Stars Audit, thus becoming the first university in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, and in Central Asia. Since 2017 MGIMO has the right to independently award highest research degrees.
MGIMO plays an important role in maintaining contacts of the “second track” – between Russian and foreign experts, civil societies and foreign policy establishments. Today MGIMO is a basis for the Russian-French Trianon Dialogue, the Russian-Austrian forum Sochi Dialogue, the Russian-Czech Discussion Forum, the Russian-Korean Society.
The Intellectual Computer Systems Holding limited liability company (ICS Holding) was established on 6 December 2018. The Russian businessman Anton Cherepennikov is the ultimate beneficiary of the company.
ICS Holding is a Russian diversified IT structure with a primary objective to invest, manage and consolidate telecom media and technology markets. The holding incorporates 23 IT companies into a unified ecosystem, including such holdings as Citadel, Forpost, KNS Group (YADRO), Kryptonite and AO Peter-Service (Nexign).
The primary objectives include the digital transformation of enterprises, information security, data storage systems, blockchain technology, and artificial intelligence.
The mission of the Holding is to promote the development of the digital economy in Russia, to support national IT talents in various business sectors.
Key partners and customers of ICS Holding include MegaFon, Rostec, Metalloinvest, Mail.ru Group, Sberbank, ITD of the Government of Moscow, Gazprombank.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. This year will mark the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table by Russian scientist Dmitry Mendeleev.
The International Year is coordinated by UNESCO and IUPAC in cooperation with international chemical societies and unions.
In Russia, the organizing Committee of the International year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
All-Russia Science Festival supports the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. The theme for 2019 is devoted to the Periodic Table of Mendeleev as proclaimed by the United Nations.
The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements will enhance international cooperation by coordinating activities between learned societies, educational establishments and industry; establish durable partnerships to ensure that these achievements continue in the future.
“Telesport Media” company is the largest operator on the sports marketing market in Russia since 1994. An expert in media rights licensing, attracting sponsors for leading sports events, leagues and federations, in holding major international sports events and implementing hospitality programs. The company is an active participant of the national sports promotion and development, as well as advises on investments in Russian and foreign sports projects.
“Telesport Media” has successfully activated media rights for Winter Olympic Games 2018, UFC tournaments, LaLiga (Spanish Football Championship), World and European Figure Skating and Wrestling Championships, Hockey World Cup 2016 and many other sports events. In 2017, the company launched “Sila TV” channel to expand audience coverage. Telesport Media activates digital rights in cooperation with the largest Internet platforms in Russia, such as “VKontakte”, “Odnoklassniki”, Mail.ru and Yandex.
Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution for Higher Professional Education National Research University Higher School of Economics
National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) is one of the largest and most renowned institutions of higher education in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. It offers high quality education at all levels – from a lyceum for school students to post-graduate and MBA programmes – in a wide range of fields, including the social sciences, economics, the humanities, law, engineering, computer science, physics and mathematics, as well as creative areas of study. HSE University’s scientific institutes, centres and laboratories are headed by leading Russian and globally renowned experts who engage in basic and applied research on key issues identified as priority areas by federal and regional Russian authorities, as well as by both local and global companies. Moreover, HSE is a leading centre for expertise and analysis and participates in developing legislation, state policies and action plans, as well as federal and regional strategies (including those on behalf of the President and the Government of the Russian Federation).
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 160 business and leisure destinations on board a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network this year, including Lisbon, Portugal; Valetta, Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey; and Mogadishu, Somalia.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its groundbreaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways has been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, four times.
Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France and the FIFA Men’s 2022 World Cup taking place in Qatar, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 170 destinations. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 16 Boeing 777 freighters and five Airbus A330 freighters.
Russian Post is a federal post operator, is included in the Russian Federation strategic companies list. It includes 42,000 offices across the country and has one of the biggest staff – about 335,000 post workers.
Operational revenue of Russian Post in 2018 grew by 7% up to 190.4 bln rubles (178.1 bln rubles in 2017).
Actual net profit of Russian Post was 3.5 times higher than in 2017 and amounted to 2.7 billion rubles.
In 2018, Russian Post processed 433.3 million parcels. Every year, Russian Post delivers over 2.5 billion letters and bills (of them 1 billion letters are from state authorities). Russian Post services about 20 million subscribers in Russia by delivering 1 billion copies of print publications per year. The annual volume of transactions processed by Russian Post is 3.2 trillion rubles (pensions, payments and transfers).
The Russian Environmental Operator Public Law Company (REO) was established in 2019 by the Order of the President of the Russian Federation with a view to build a comprehensive system for environmental setting management, to implement the state policy on municipal solid waste management and to eliminate the environmental damages. The main goals of the new company are to create a new economic sector, to support regional waste-management operators, to raise the living standard, and to ensure safe, comfortable and sustainable environment. One of the REO’s strategic goals is to enhance investment attractiveness of Russia’s eco-industry and to shape comprehensive, common and fair conditions of participation in the infrastructure development and waste-management process.