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Elena Baturina: the biography
Baturina Elena is one of the richest and most influential women in the world, billionaire and former owner of one of the largest empires capital of the business environment «Inteko», which is its co-founder and wife of the former mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov
This list could go on and on, because today that woman is the owner of a network of hotel business on an international scale, this includes famous site «Grand Tirolia» ( Austria, Kitzbuhel, ski holidays), the famous hotel complex «New Peterhof» (St. Petersburg, Russia), Czech «QuisisanaPalace» in Karlovy vary, «Morrison» Hotel», located in the heart of Ireland, one of the last projects was the creation of a dedicated hospitality center at the largest business of the citadel of Kazakhstan «Moscow-Park».
Bright and strong personality, a woman with an iron character, a sharp mind and a strong will, Elena Baturina is not the heir of wealthy parents, as it may seem, looking at her now. She comes from quite an ordinary Moscow family, where mom and dad were employees of the plant «Frazier». Father is a shop foreman, and my mother worked all his life for the machine factory.
In the light of the future business lady appeared during the celebration of international women’s day, the date of her birth — March 8, 1963. Her biography is closely connected with the family, it often indicates that are attracted to his business by a relative, saying that trust is limitless.
Helen was a sickly child, often classmates remembered that in childhood she had lung problems, hence the hatred of Smoking and active sports have to conscious — she plays tennis and horse riding is quite skilled with a rifle, is actively engaged in ski sports.
Elena is the second child in the family, her older brother is a well-known businessman Viktor Baturin. They both graduated from the same school, and in terms of higher education Helen did not retreat from the path brother was enrolled in the evening Department of the renowned «Institute of management named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze». While teaching in 1980, she went to work at the factory where she worked her parents.
The start of a career business-woman began in his youth, from his position as a technician, until Elena decided to change the place of work, in 1982, she has worked as a senior engineer-designer of Department of the Chief technologist.
The next step in her career is the period 1982-89 years. When Elena became a research fellow of the Institute of economic problems of complex development of Moscow», she was able to transform the scientific activities of the chairmanship of the Union of United cooperatives, and then became a leading specialist.
The turning point in Elena’s career began in 1989 when she changed the direction and began to do business. According to most Baturina, it was active in the Moscow city Commission did not allow her to return to the monotonous research work, she decided to leave in free swimming.
The first step to success was the establishment of a joint family co-op with brother Victor. They tried to introduce modern technologies, built, and installed the software, purchased computer hardware.
The birth year of «Inteko» — 1991, at first it was a plant for the manufacture of products from polymers. It so happened that in the same year Elena becomes the wife of Yuri Luzhkov, who became a year later the mayor of the Russian capital.
It is not excluded that thanks to a favorable marriage and useful connections cooperative Baturina began to receive orders at the municipal level, and later, the cooperative expanded, having received possession of the Moscow oil refinery, which is on balance of the Moscow Prefecture.
On the territory belonging to this plant, a plant for the production of polypropylene, and the property was entirely in the hands of Elena Nikolaevna.
In 1994 «Inteko» was attached to the plant for the production of plastics, and by the mid-1990s, the share of products of this company accounted for almost a quarter of the total market. In 1999 «Inteko» became the participant of scandal where he was accused of embezzlement of budget funds, while at the same time, the company was registered as a General contractor during the construction on the territory of Kalmykia of the new city. Baturin tried to become a Deputy of the State Duma from Kalmykia, but this attempt failed.
In the early 2000s, «Inteko» takes the form of investment and construction Corporation, started active buying up of cement plants, as a result, this company became a leading supplier of cement throughout Russia. At the same time the company actively invests in large state companies, including «Gazprom», «Sberbank», etc. as well As financial involved in some of the largest social projects in the sphere of culture, medicine, sport and the arts.
Since 2005 began the process of disintegration «Inteko». First, the firm leaves the market concrete-panel construction, in 2006, leaves the company Viktor Baturin and then Elena herself. However, she became the co-founder of the company, being elected to the Board of Directors of the financial company «Russian land Bank». In the period from 2006 to 2011 the company «Inteko» there have been many projects:
- the construction of modern complexes for living, «Dominion», «Arco di Sole», «Champion_park» and «ASTRA»;
- In 2008, «Inteko» is in the list of 300 strategic enterprises of the country;
- The construction of the building of the University. M. V. Lomonosov, open «New Peterhof», etc.
In 2011, it was announced about the sale of «Inteko» investors, together with it Elena Baturina sells and belongs to that moment in her «Russian land Bank». And after the resignation of his wife Elena moved to London and is now actively engaged in the hotel business.
In addition to the above hotels in 2016 Baturina became the owner of a number of office buildings in Brooklyn (new York). Together with her husband they run the concern for the breeding of thoroughbred horses, and is also actively involved in charity work.
Before marriage, personal life of a female billionaire is almost unknown. In 1991 her husband was Yuri Luzhkov, who left for Helena his first family. In marriage, spouses are already more than 25 years and recently made the sacrament of marriage, as evidenced by numerous photos. It is noteworthy that Elena respects family values above all else and have said that family is her most precious wealth.
Elena and Yuri, two adult daughters, the first Elena was born in 1992 and several years later was born the youngest daughter Olga. Both girls studied at MSU, but after the resignation of his father moved with his parents to Britain. Continued his studies in London, University College.
Junior Olga continued his studies at new York University, where he received a bachelor’s degree and later a masters of hospitality. Now she is actively involved in his own project — a bar «Herbarium», which is located nearby the complex of the mother «Grand Tirolia» in kitzbühel. The place is interesting because besides the standard menu and beverages are herbal infusions and cocktails.
Elena, the eldest daughter of Luzhkov and Baturina, lives and works in Slovakia, where she organized his own company for the production of cosmetics and perfumes «alener».
Your favourite activities Elena calls the equestrian variety, skiing, and collecting porcelain and vintage cars.
Unfortunately, after the conflict on the basis of Finance in 2007, Elena stopped to chat with brother Victor, their relationship is severed.