Igor Agamirzyan was named the Russian Business Leader of the Year 2010

During the first Global Russia Business Meeting in Ljubljana, 16-18 May 2010 that was held under the patronage of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor, an international jury took the opportunity to recognize and honor three Russian business leaders that excel in innovation and leadership and whose impact on the economic development and global integration of Russia was obvious well beyond the borders of the country.

The award ceremony took place at a special plenary during the Global Russia Business Meeting in Ljubljana, 17 May 2010. Sergey Litovchenko, Executive Director of the Russian Managers Association, named Russian Business Leader of the Year award winners. Igor Agamirzyan, Chief Executive Officer of Russian Venture Company was awarded for support of innovation economy in Russia. Under the leadership of Mr. Agamirzian Russian Venture Company undertook a number of important initiatives in development of innovation economy in Russia. One of them is setting up the first Seed Fund in Russia in the end of 2009 which invests in high growth potential startups at early stage of development. This effort was regarded as a Breakthrough idea in Venture Financing by Finance magazine, a Russian leading business media. Also the jury marked out other projects the Russian Venture Company is involved in today. They are: legislative initiatives to create an innovation-friendly business environment in Russia, partner and consulting networks supporting innovations all the way for investments, global outreach programs helping Russian startups to succeed in global markets.

Also the Russian business leaders’ award received:
-    Dmitry Loschinin, President of Luxoft   for establishing a successful international hi-tech enterprise;
-    Alexander Kiselev, Director General of Russian Post   for modernization initiatives in the government economic sector in Russia.

The Global Russia Business Meeting was organized by The Global Visions Company Horasis. The Global Russia Business Meeting convened 250 top decision makers from business and government from Russia and the rest of the world.

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