Torgasev Andriy( Businessman, environmentalist, Commander of the Order of Saint Constantine the Great)
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Biography Torgasev Andriy
Born July 11, 1961 in the city of Magnitogorsk. Father - Torgasev Vasili Alexandrovich (1929-2000), served in the Air Force to test new military aircraft. After the injury and the cancellation of the Army received an engineer-energy and nearly 40 years working at the Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Combine. Mother - Petrichenko Maria Mikhailovna (1927g.rozhd.), About 50 years worked as an engineer at the Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Combine. Wife - Ausra, studied abroad, has two entities - a medical and psychological, now is a manager of a Moscow firm, has two sons - Basil (1993g.rozhd.) And Alexander (1994g.rozhd.). Son from his first marriage - Andrew (1987g.rozhd.) Currently resides in Germany.
Despite the fact that Andrew was in physical-mathematical school, he is seriously interested in biology, electronics and music - participated in a school vocal and instrumental ensemble. Seriously engaged in sports, a candidate for master of sports of swimming.
After graduation in 1978 enrolled at the Magnitogorsk Mining and Metallurgical Institute. In his student years involved in an evening music school, played guitar in high school vocal and instrumental ensemble, was captain of the Institute for the decathlon.
In 1981, Andrew Torgasev transferred to the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, where he began to seriously pursue science at the Department of steel metallurgy under the leadership of Academician VI Yavoyskogo. During this period, carried away by the theater, especially fond Lencom, where then was the "Araks". Many times, worked with the student building groups in Severomorsk, Irkutsk, Sakhalin, in other regions of the country. After graduating in 1984, the Institute Andrew Torgasev, only one group was assigned to the chair of the Institute for the continuation of scientific activities. Since 1984, he directed the Institute for Student construction teams, including foreign. In 1986 he graduated from the University of pedagogical skills and graduate studies at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. In the same year was elected secretary of the Komsomol committee of the Institute. In 1987 he organized and took part in an international journey in Moscow - Warsaw - Ostrava - Budapest - Bucharest - Sofia. The desire to combine undergraduate and graduate students not on political, . a professional basis has resulted in the creation in 1987, the All-Union Council of Student Organizations mountain, . oil, . geological and metallurgical schools, . which then merged with a similar European organization,
. He headed the council created by Andrew Torgasev.
Andrew Torgasev known as one of the active participants of the environmental movement in Russia. This in no small measure contributed to his involvement in the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident. In August 1988, he acted as chairman of the committee and one of the speakers at the International Conference on Environmental Problems in the metallurgical, oil and mining industries, which took place in Lipetsk. To draw attention to environmental issues, all the conference speakers made a pedestrian mileage from Moscow to Lipetsk (500 kilometers)
. In the same year on behalf of the Council of Ministers Andrei Torgasev participated in a group of young scientists and specialists of the Central Committee of Komsomol, the independent environmental review of the Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Combine, . and from 1989 to 1991 he served as a board member of the Environmental Fund of the USSR,
. While studying at DUKE University (USA, 1993) Andrew Torgasev made a report on the ecology in Russia in the famous Kribla independent institute, which was broadcast on national television in the U.S..
After finishing graduate school, as a result of competitive selection Andrew Torgasev appointed deputy director general VNPO "Ekostroykeramika" at the Council of Ministers of the USSR. He worked in Spain, Germany, Switzerland and other countries.
In 1992 he founded ICF / EKO - the first in the history of Russia a joint venture in the field of ecology with the largest American company ICF KAISER, has over 80 offices in 25 countries. In 1993, the founders of the ICF / EKO became a major Japanese corporation Mitsubishi. On behalf of the Government of Russia Andrei Torgasev led the project on environmental impact assessment object Western Group of Forces in Germany, commissioned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency managed the project, . aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions at steel plants in Russia, worked in the Expert Council under the Government of Russia, . is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce (American Chamber of Trade and Industry),
To date, customers ICF / EKO become the world's largest such organizations as the World Bank, UNIDO, the Global Environment Facility, RAO "Gazprom", US TDA, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Ernst & Young, MES of Russia, etc.. In 1994, A. Torgasev was the first vice-president of Alfa Bank. He currently heads Russia's Mission of the American company Kaiser Engineers, Inc.
Andrew Torgasev awarded the Order of Honor "(1986) and the International Order of St. Constantine the Great (1996).
A. Torgasev loves books, music, good movie. Among the writers favored by Mikhail Bulgakov, Carlos Castaneda, Ken Kesey. Musical priorities: Mozart, Alexei Kuznetsov, Pink Floyd, favorite movies: "Garage", "White Sun of the Desert," "If Tomorrow Comes," "Knockin 'on Heaven".
Lives and works in Moscow.