Sergei Taruta( Co-owner of the corporation 'Industrial Union of Donbass')
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Biography Sergei Taruta
Place of birth, education. Born in the village of grape Donetsk region. In 1979 he graduated from the Faculty of Mechanics and Metallurgy Zhdanovsky Metallurgical Institute (Mechanical Engineer). In 1999 - Management Faculty of Management, Donetsk State Academy of Management (manager of foreign economic activity).
Career. Since 1979 he has worked at Zhdanov (now - Mariupol) plant Azovstal, including - Head of Foreign Economic Relations.
1995 - Co-Founder of a foreign trade company "Azovimpeks."
From December 1995-th - executive director of the newly established corporation Industrial Union of Donbass (ISD).
Now - Chairman of the Board of Directors of ISD, the president of FC Metalurg (Donetsk).
Assets. Approximately equal shares with his longtime business partner Vitaliy Hayduk owned corporation "IUD". Among the most tangible assets of corporations - Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, Alchevsk coke plants, Dneprovskii Steel Dzerzhinsky, Dneprovskii Pipe Plant. It is possible that due to lack of own sources of iron ore in the foreseeable future ISD will merge with a group of Russia's billionaire Alisher Usmanov Metalloinvest. At least, according to media reports, talks on the subject being.
In recent years, S. Taruta not "fall" from the top ten lists of the richest Ukrainians, compiled by various business and socio-political publications. Example, in February 2008, with a fortune of $ 2,650 billion. He was on the 8 th place TOP-130 "richest" magazine "Focus".
In March this year he, together with W. Hayduk divided the 428 th richest people in the world, compiled by the influential magazine "Forbes" (all in the top 1,062 people came from all over the world). At associates of ISD edition counted $ 2.7 billion. Worth noting that even in 2006, say experts of the Ukrainian magazine "Correspondent" to evaluate the state Taruta to $ 1.7 billion.
Recently it became known that V. Haiduk intends to throw himself into politics, from which he, in general, has long been "to you" (for him even preparing to post in the government of Yulia Tymoshenko - the vice-premier of TAC). In this regard, S. Taruta said that the share of its partner will get it.
Activism. Since 1998 - Member of the Donetsk regional council, member of the Standing Committee on Land and Natural Resources.
In 2004-2005. - Member of the Council of Entrepreneurs under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
Co-Chair of the Indo-Ukrainian trade and industrial group.
S. Taruta is among the most prominent local philanthropists.
Awards. Order of Merit?? degree (2006).
Family. Billionaire married. He has two daughters.
Hobbies. Among the hobbies S. Taruta - collecting items of ancient times (in particular, Trypil'ska and Scythian cultures). On this ground, as well as on the basis of charity he has long been seriously approached the President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko.