BreusShalva Breus, Chairman of the Kandinsky Prize Board of Trustees, President of International Cultural Fund BREUS Foundation. Russia

Born 1 November 1957 in the city of Batumi, Adzharskaya ASSR.
In 1981 – graduated from the State Moscow University n. a. M. V. Lomonosov, specialised in “the economy of foreign countries”; 1982-1986 – post-graduate of the Institute of Oriental Studies (Academy of Sciences of the USSR); 1989 – successfully defended PhD thesis in History; 1986-1989 – worked as a junior scientific researcher in the Institute of Oriental Studies (Academy of Sciences of the USSR);
Master of Sports on an international level in water polo;
1989-1998 – worked as the manager of different commercial and financial institutions;
1994-1995 – the Programme Director of the Moscow independent broadcasting corporation “TV-6 Moscow”;
1998-2000 – was the First Deputy to the Governor of Krasnoyarsk Region;
2001-2003 – Deputy Minister of Privity Relations of the Russian Federation;
Since 2003 to the present – has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Volga” JSC;
Since 2006 – has been the publisher of the magazine “ArtChronika”;
Since 2007 – President of the Cultural Fund “ArtChronika”, Founder and Chairman of the “Kandinsky Prize” Council Of Trustees;

Petr AvenPeter Aven, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Alfa Banking Group. Russia

Born in Moscow in 1955. From 1994 has been working in Alfa-Bank. From 1991-1992, prior to moving to the bank, he headed the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations of the Russian Federation, simultaneously being the spokesman for the RF President in relations with industrially developed countries (G7). From 1989-1991 – worked as a scientific researcher in the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (Laksenburg, Austria). From 1981-1988 – as a scientific researcher in VNII of the Systems Analysis of the Academy of Science USSR. Peter Aven is the author of numerous articles, books on econometrics and the problems of reforming Russian agriculture. He graduated from the Moscow State University n. a. M. V. Lomonosov in 1977. In 1980 he defended his thesis and received a PhD in Economics (specialisation “Econometrics”). Chairman of the Board of Directors of “AlfaStrahovanie” JSC, Member of the Board of Directors of Golden Telecom, Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of “STS Media”. A member of the Council for Competitiveness and Enterprise under the Government of the RF, he is a member of the Council of Trustees of the National Organisation for Financial Accountability Standards. A Professor of the State University High School of Economics. A member of the Council of Trustees “Eisenhower Fellowships”. In 2007 he was chosen as the Head of the Russian-Latvian Business Council. From April 2006 he has been a member of the Management of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (Employers). Member of the Council of Trustees of the Russian School of Economics. He is a Trustee of the Centre of Economic Policy (CEPR), Great Britain. In April 2005 by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation he was decorated with the Order of Honour for work achievements and longstanding service. In October 2004 the magazine “Institutional Investor” named Peter Aven the best manager in the sphere of Russian financial services.

a32722f0d3f948aeb926c2a15ab1b6cbKonstantin Ernst, General Director of Channel One. Russia

Born 6 February 1961. General Director of the television company “Public Russian Television” (ORT) from October 1999; President of the Industrial Committee of SMI from July 2002; graduated from the Leningrad State University, PhD in Biology; worked in the studio “Videofilm”; from 1989 he was the director of the television programme “Vzglyad” (Opinion); in 1992 he created the programme “Matador”, was its author and presenter; 1995-1999 – General Producer of ORT; in September-October 1999 was acting Director of the company (after the transfer of I. Shabdurasulov to the President’s Administration); academician of TEFI (1997); was elected the Secretary of the Filmmakers’ Union of Russia (1994); knows English; is married; has a daughter. He considers that the development of the new concept of “Channel 1” is his achievement as the General Producer of ORT. In the words of Ernst, his minimum plan was the liquidation of “the very poor programmes”, the introduction of “the new design of the channel which would create its image”, a significant improvement in the screening of films. He stated that the ORT team “in a short space of time has improved the quality of films shown. We have introduced the first design packages. New music has appeared, a new logotype and backdrops have appeared, supporting the image”. In September 1995, with D. Dibrov, the President of the company “Svezhiy Veter” (Fresh Wind), he became the author and director of the new entertainment programme “SV” “Podyom!” (Get up!). Together with L. Parfenov, the presenter of the programme “Namedni” (Lately) (NTV), he became the author of the New Year’s scenario the “Russian Project” (ORT). In 1992 he became a laureate of the Festival “Kinopressa- 92”. In July 2002 he became one of the initiators of the creation and President of the Industrial Committee of SMI, established by the leaders of 30 of the largest Russian Mass Media organisations. Its main task, in the words of K. Ernst, is the facilitation of cooperation between the electronic and printed SMI, advertisers, and also their cooperation with the legislative and executive authority. (“Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, 18.09.02).

image_134251026173Pavel Horoshilov, Chairman Advisor of the Federal Assembly State Duma of the Russian Federation. Russia

Born 11 August 1947 in Moscow
In 1977 graduated from Moscow State University, specialized in history of art
1967-1969 – Technician in Moscow RDI of automated equipment
1969-1971 – Statutory service in Soviet Army
1976-1984 – Acting senior scientific researcher, chief engineer-architect, key inspector, deputy chief, chief of the Fine arts management department
1984-1988 – General director of National artistic production association n.a. Vuchetisch
1988-1995 – Director of foreign-trade company of Artists’ Union “Souzhudozheksport”
1995-1997 – Head of Russian Federal service for protection of cultural values
1997-2004 – Deputy Minister of Culture of Russian Federation
2004-2008 – Deputy director of the Department of mass communication, culture and education
2008-2012 – Deputy Minister of Culture of Russian Federation
Decorated with orders of Worship and Friendship

kellerSamuel Keller, Director of the Beyeler Foundation, Switzerland.

1966 Born in Basel. 1985–1990 Studies of Art History and Philosophy at the University of Basel. 1985–1994 Various jobs and travels. 1994–1999 Art Basel, Communication Manager. 1998–1999 Art Basel, Deputy Director. 2000–2007 Art Basel, Director. since 2008 Fondation Beyeler, Director Chairman Advisory Board Art Basel, Member Advisory Board Design Miami, Member Programmrat Bundeskunst- und Ausstellungshalle (Bonn), Member Advisory Board Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Member Advisory Board TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Foundation (Vienna), Member Comitato Scientifico, Galleria d’Arte Moderna (Bologna), Member Advisory Board Anaphiel Foundation (Miami), Member Advisory Board Kandinsky Prize (Moscow), Member Jury Biennale de Lyon 2007, Member Jury Premio Fondazione Gianni e Marina Agnelli (Torino), President Kunstkommssion Lions Club (Basel), Past President and Honorary Board Member Top Events of Switzerland.
PODER Award for Culture (2003)
Basler Stern (2004)
Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum Davos (elected 2005)
Premio Madrid Creatividad (2006)
Medal of Honour. City of Miami Beach (2007)

Victor-Pinchuk1Viktor Pinchuk, Founder and main owner of EastOne Group LLC, an international investing, project funding and financial advisory of the Interpipe Corporation. Ukraine

Born 14 December 1960 in Kiev. A People’s Deputy of the Ukraine from March 1998 to March 2006. From 1997 – President of the Scientific-Production Investment Group “Interpipe”, Dnepropetrovsk. Presently involved in business, and also takes active part in the cultural life of the Ukraine. As a patron he finances various projects connected with the development of Art, he collects paintings. Apart from that, he invests money in art, often helps his friends – the stars of Russian and Ukrainian Cinematography and Show-business.

D_PonorarevDmitry Ponomarev, Chairman of the Board of Public Corporation Trade System Administrator (TSA), Russia.

Born in 1967. Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the MFA of Russia, and Paris Institute of Political Studies. In the beginning of nineties he headed Professional Association of Securities Market Participants (PAUFOR), later elevated to Russian National Association of Security Market Participants (NAUFOR).
From 1995 – 2001 President of Russian Trade System (RTS), from November 2001 to March 2008 – Chairman of the Board NP “TSA”. November, 2007 become Chairman of the Board of Public Corporation “TSA”.