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Evgeny Alexandrovich Chichvarkin
Евгений Александрович Чичваркин
Evgeny Chichvarkin, 14 April 2008
|Born||10 September 1974
|Children||Yaroslav, Marta, Alisa|
Evgeny Alexandrovich Chichvarkin (Russian: Евге́ний Алекса́ндрович Чичва́ркин; born 10 September 1974 in Leningrad) is a Russian entrepreneur who founded the largest Russian mobile phone retailer, Yevroset. Due to this business, he became the richest man under 35 of his country, with an approximatively $1.6 billion wealth.
He has received a number of public awards including 2004 Person of the Year in the Head of Retail Business category. The winner of the Ernst & Young contest "Entrepreneur of the Year 2005" in the Nomination "Trade".
In 2006 Evgeny Alexandrovich Chichvarkin was awarded the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky "For Labor and the Fatherland" in the nomination "Industry Leader". In 2006 was awarded the Order of Glory of Russia for his great personal contribution to the development of the best traditions of Russian entrepreneurship. In 2007, at the Grand Prix of the "Person of the Year 2006" Chichvarkin was awarded the Order of Glory of the Fatherland.
He was a member of the Right Cause political party and was expected to become chairman of its Moscow section. Chichvarkin currently lives in London, from where he has campaigned against corruption in Russia and president Vladimir Putin personally.
On August 2012 he launched his new wine store Hedonism Wines on London's Davies Street.
Chichvarkin was born in Saint-Petersburg, former Leningrad, USSR in 1974, from mother Lyudmila of Russian tatar descent and father Aleksandr from Moscow. His father was a pilot and his mother was an economist working for the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Trade; during his childhood, the family moved to Moscow.
From 1991 to 1996 Chichvarkin studied at the State Academy of Management, as well as earning money trading on Moscow flea markets. After graduating Chichvarkin started studying for a PhD (Kandidat), which he abandoned in 1998.
In 1997 Chichvarkin and his friend Timur Artemev started a business named Yevroset to sell mobile phones. In 2002 Yevroset became one of the top three Moscow mobile phone retailers, with 92 retail outlets. The company opened 100 more outlets in 2002, 117 more outlets in 2003, 800 more outlets in 2004, 1934 more outlets in 2005, etc. In 2007 they had 5156 outlets in 12 countries: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
In June 2005, Yevroset has received the "Superbrand-2005" public award, in October 2005 "Brand of the Year / EFFIE 2005" awards and in December 2005 "The Company of the Year" in the nomination "Business Reputation". Yevroset is holders of the Diploma of the Russian Foundation for the Protection of Consumer Rights.
21 September 2008 Evgeny Chichvarkin sold "Euroset" to Alexander Mamut, the owner of investment company ANN and internet portal "Live Journal".
Right Cause political party
In November 2008 Chichvarkin joined Right Cause, a Russian liberal democratic political party founded on 16 November 2008 as a merger of the Union of Right Forces, Civilian Power and the Democratic Party of Russia.
On August 2012 Chichvarkin launched his new wine store Hedonism Wines on London's Davies Street.
Hedonism Wines has received a number of public awards including Wine Merchant of the 2013 Year at the DWWA 2013, Best Leisure Food and Drink Shop at the Retail Week Interiors Awards 2014, Best Speciality Food and Beverage Store 2014 at The Mayfair Awards 2014, Independent Retailer of the Year at the DB AWARDS 2015, Best Leisure Food and Drink Shop of the Year at the Retail Week Interiors Awards 2015, Independent Wine Retailer of the Year 2015 at the 2015 Drinks Retailing Awards, Best Speciality Food and Beverage Store 2015 at The Mayfair Awards 2015, Independent Spirits Retailer of the Year at the 2018 Drinks Retailing Awards, Best Window Display 2017 at The Mayfair Awards 2017, Luxury Retailer of the Year at the 2017 Drinks Retailing Awards, Luxury Retailer of the Year at the 2018 Drinks Retailing Awards.
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