Andrey Vasilievich Filatov (Russian: Андре́й Васи́льевич Фила́тов; born 18 December 1971) is a Russian entrepreneur. He is co-owner, Board of Directors Member and Chief Executive Officer of the N-Trans transportation-and-infrastructure group and President of the Russian Chess Federation, vice president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE).
Completed secondary education in No. 9 Children-Youth Sporting School in the city of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, USSR. Got ranked Candidate for Master of Sport of the USSR (chess).In 1993, graduated from the Academy of Physical Education and Sports of the Republic of Belarus (the Belorussian State University of Physical Culture) with the diploma of Physical Culture Instructor and Chess-Playing Coach. At the Academy met and made friends with such chess players as Ilya Smirinand Boris Gelfand.
In 1996, together with his partners Konstantin Nikolaev and Nikita Mishin founded the Severstaltrans company, of which was Board of Directors Member and Chief Executive Officer since the foundation. In 2008, the Severstaltrans group was renamed as the N-Trans.
Is the Economic Council Member of the French-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFR).
Adviser to the Director General of the Petrolesport joint-stock company.
Andrey Filatov’s chief asset is his share in the N-Trans companies group that includes the Globaltrans and Global Ports companies listed at the London Stock Exchange.Also, the entrepreneur is one of the stockholders (7%) of the Transoil Ltd.
In 2010, the Finance magazine assessed Andrey Filatov’s fortune to be $0.92 billion.
In 2011, in the Russian version of the Forbes magazine Filatov was ranked 93rd among Russia’s wealthiest businesspersons, with the fortune of $1.1 billion.
In 2012, in the Forbes world listing Filatov’s fortune was assessed to be $1.3 billion (ranked the world 960th).
- Jubilee Medal “300 Years of the Russian Navy” (1996)
- The Russian Federation President’s Diploma of Merit (21 Jan. 2011) – for active participation in preparation for Republic of Korea’s transfer of the Russian cruiser Varyag (1899) jack flag to the Russian Federation
- The Moscow Times Awards (10 December 2013) – for sponsoring the startup of the first television channel dedicated exclusively to chess.
- The most popular Russian sports manager of 2014 according to the Sport History and Statistics Fan Club (Russia) rating
- Five Continents Medal of UNESCO (26 May 2015)
Chess and public activities
Andrei Filatov is a member of the Economic Council of French and Russian Businesses of the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFR)
Filatov is a member of the Valaam Monastery Board of Guardians.
He has been keen on chess since childhood.
Filatov was the initiator and sponsor of the World Chess Championship 2012 held in Moscow in 2012, in the State Tretyakov Gallery. According to Filatov, “By holding the match in a museum we are attempting to emphasize the link between our favorite game and the arts, as well as pay tribute to the memory of great Russian artists in the broadest sense, including painters, writers, composers and musicians.”. The game was played between Boris Gelfand and Viswanathan Anand.
Filatov funded the restoration of the tombstone monument to one of the greatest chess players, Alexander Alekhine, who was the first Russian by birth world champion, in Paris.
In the memory of his first chess coach, Alexander Valerianovich Sinitsyn, Filatov set up the Sinitsyn Memorial international children chess festival, which is being held in Dnepropetrovsk since 2001.
On 1 February 2014 on the 22nd congress of the Russian Chess Federation Andrey Filatov was elected President of the Russian Chess Federation.
13 August 2014 Andrei Filatov, the President of the Russian Chess Federation, was elected for the post of the vice president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) at the world federation’s congress currently underway in Norway’s Tromso.
29 July 2014 Art Russe has become a Patron of the Serpentine Galleries, one of London’s leading art galleries. The agreement demonstrates Art Russe’s commitment to supporting international galleries, museums and exhibitions, as it plans to launch its own museum in London.
Marking the 70th anniversary of the Victory in Europe, in spring 2015 Art Russe arranged the art exhibition The Legacy of World War II in Russian Art in Saatchi Gallery, London. The exhibition featured paintings and sculptures, most of which had never before been on public display in the UK, including Alexander Laktionov’s Letter from the Front; the Tkachev brothers’ By the Well; Igor Obrosov’s Wartime Moscow 1941; Ivan Penteshin’s The Defence of Leningrad; Evsey Moiseenko’s Freedom; Gely Korzhev’s The Reunion and Mai Danzig’s monumental canvas And the World Remembers the Saviours.
Art Russe Fond
In 2012 Andrey Filatov established the Filatov Family Art Fund for the purpose of collecting the found abroad Russian and Soviet paintings and sculptures.
In June 2014 the Filatov Family Art Fund announces that it is rebranding to Art Russe as it prepares to open a new museum in London. Art Russe will continue the work of the Filatov Family Art Fund, but will take on a broader role, with the focus shifting from collecting art to showing the world the breadth and depth of the talent that thrived in Russia.
Filatov is collecting pieces of Art – painting, graphic works, and sculpture as well. In his collection are works of such painters as Igor Grabar, Pyotr Konchalovsky,Konstantin Korovin, Gely Korzhev, Viktor Popkov, Arkady Plastov, Nicolai Fechin, Aleksandr Laktionov. The collection was start with “Portrait of the engraver J.Watts” by Nikolai Fechin. This portrait in 1924 obtained Thomas R.Procter prize by the National Academy of Design in USA. The favorite Andrey Filatov’s painter is Viktor Popkov.
Charity & Foundations
Andrey Filatov is married, brings up three children.
Lives in Moskaw
Super Cars unknown
Super Yachts yes