Career of Mikhail Prokhorov

Mikhail Prokhorov, president of Onexim Group, has not made a single career mistake, so he was able to take full advantage of the vague time of perestroika.

At that time he worked at the International Bank for Economic Cooperation, where he and the current governor of the Krasnoyarsk region, Alexander Khloponin, set up production of boiled jeans. Then Onexim Bank emerged, and Prokhorov and his business partner Vladimir Potanin quite successfully built a joint business empire: RAO Norilsk Nickel, SIDANCO Oil Company, a piece of Novolipetsk Steel and most of the North-Western Shipping Company. But their cooperation was enough for 10 years, after which they decided to share the business worth more than $33 billion. Prokhorov created a group with the already known name Onexim to manage assets to be allocated from the joint business with Potanin.


2007-Now..: The Onexim Group, President;

2007-Now..: Pole of Gold, Chairman of the Board of Directors;

2001-2007: MMC Norilsk Nickel, General Director, Chairman of the Management Board;

2008: OJSC Polyus Gold, Chairman of the Board of Directors;

2006: OJSC Polyus Gold, Chairman of the Board of Directors; 2006: OJSC Polyus Gold, Chairman of the Board of Directors;

2000-2001: JSCB ROSBANK, President;

1993-2000: ONEXIM Bank, Chairman of the Management Board, President and Chairman of the Management Board;

1992-1993: Joint-Stock Commercial Bank International Finance Company, Chairman of the Management Board;

1989-1992: International Bank for Economic Cooperation (IBEC), Head of Department;

1983-1985: Service in the Soviet Army.

In addition:

  • Not married;
  • In 2004, he established the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation, a charitable foundation for cultural initiatives. The co-founder of the fund is the sister of businessman Irina Prokhorova;
  • He constantly plays football for the bank team.

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