Zhukov Alexander Dmitrievich, Deputy RF Prime Minister
«Russia's Power Families - 2011» / Zhukov Alexander Dmitrievich, Deputy RF Prime Minister
Employed at: RF Government
Positions held: Starting in 2004: Deputy RF Prime Minister; starting in 2010: Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Chairman.
Business involvement: As civil servant, Alexander Zhukov has no right to be involved in business. According to his income tax returns, Alexander Zhukov’s income was 3.471 Mln. Rub. in 2008, 3.655 Mln. Rub. in 2009, and 3.852 Mln. Rub. in 2010. He owns an 8,000 m2 agricultural parcel, ¼ of a 3,817 m2 lot intended for residential construction, and ¼ of a 420.85 m2 residential home.
Wife: Ekaterina Vladimirovna Zhukova is an entrepreneur and has a law degree. Starting in 2004, she was on the board of trustees of Respublika Sport (Sports Republic), a children’s social fund. According to SPARK as cited by slon.ru, Ekaterina Vladimirovna Zhukova co-owned Raduga (Rainbow)-P CJSC (marketing and engineering) and Iskusstvo (Art)-K LLC (organizing and holding exhibits). Both companies were later dissolved. She also founded Studio Image LLC (engineering), and owns Scientific and Editorial Technologies – 21st Century LLC, headed by Sergei Kravetz. Kravetz heads the Orthodox Encyclopedia (an ecclesiastical and scientific center of the Russian Orthodox Church), and is executive secretary of the Great Russian Encyclopedia.
Ekaterina Zhukova is currently listed as founder of “Paradigm LLC: A communications agency,” a full-service advertising agency whose clients include Guta Bank, VTB-24, Troika Dialog, Rusfinance, Novy Mir Investment Company, Ritzio, Stroicredit, Artex, AlphaBank and others.
According to her tax returns, Ekaterina Zhukova’s income was 116,100 Rub. in 2008; 115,200 Rub. in 2009; and 918,901 Rub. in 2010. She owns ¼ of a 3,817 m2 land lot intended for residential construction, and ¼ of a 420.85 m2 residential home. In 2008-2009, she owned an Audi A6 automobile, which she later sold and purchased a Mercedes-Benz 350.
Son Petr Alexandrovich Zhukov, entrepreneur. Graduated from the Higher School of Economics school of law with honors in 2004. He has a Ph.D. in economics (his dissertation thesis was “Sustainable Enterprise Development in Uncertain Market Conditions, and Mechanisms for Achieving It”). According to SPARK, in 2003, Zhukov and his fellow students founded Corporate Projects LLC and First Independent Rating Agency LLC, providing market research services. He spent some time working at Vneshprombank, co-owned by Nikolai Chilingarov (the son of deputy State Duma speaker Artur Chilingarov) and Alexander Zurabov (the brother of former Health Minister Mikhail Zurabov). From 2004 – 2007, he worked for the Swiss UBS Investment Bank in London.
Starting in January 2006, he held a 20% share of Unifin, a small Moscow bank. When UFG Private Equity Fund I (managed by Boris Fedorov) bought 50% of Unifin’s shares in spring 2007, Zhukov reduced his share to 4.6%. Since March 2007, Petr Zhukov is member of the Bank’s supervisory council.
In April 2007, London’s Southwark Crown Court convicted Petr Zhukov of assault and battery of banker Ben Ramsey, and sentenced him to 14 months in prison. After serving his sentence, Zhukov returned to Russia.