The main shareholder of the Lanit group of companies (including the Inventive Retail Group, managing the networks re: Store, Samsung, LEGO) Georgy Gens died today in Kamchatka, a source familiar with the situation told Kommersant, and then confirmed with the company. The cause of death of the entrepreneur was thromboembolism of the pulmonary artery.
As it became known to Kommersant, in the 64th year of life in the Far East, the main shareholder and president of the Lanit group of companies died suddenly (it includes the Inventive Retail Group managing the networks re: Store, Samsung, LEGO, Sony Center and Nike) George Gens. Information "b" confirmed the vice-president, managing director of JSC "Lanit" Vladimir Gribov. According to Mr. Gribov, Georgy Gens died this morning in Kamchatka, where he was skiing on vacation.
"According to preliminary information from doctors who arrived at the site, this is a thrombus," Vladimir Gribov said. The death of Mr. Gens was confirmed by Dmitri Markushkin, Head of Public Relations and Advertising Department of GC Lanit. "Genius. Creator. Human. He left suddenly, brightly - just as he had lived. I flew on the skis from the mountain. The heart stopped, "the press service of the GC Lanit notes. The date of farewell and funeral will be announced later.
General Manager of Inventive Retail Group Tikhon Smykov declined to comment on the information about the death of Georgy Gens, advising to address the family. The son of George Gensa Philippe holds the posts of President Inventive Retail Group and diHouse (the company, in particular, is Apple's distributor), his phone was outside the network coverage area.
IT-holding "Lanit" (abbreviation for "laboratory of new information technologies") was founded in 1989, unites companies in the field of system and network integration, IT-distribution, consulting, outsourcing, software development. According to Kartoteka.ru, revenue of JSC Lanit in 2016 amounted to 11.9 billion rubles, a net loss of 1.5 billion rubles. According to TAdviser, the revenue of the whole holding is more than 114 billion rubles., Forbes quotes a figure of 98 billion rubles. According to the group, in 2017 its turnover exceeded 137 billion rubles. As a result of last year, "Lanit" ranked third in the ranking of the largest IT companies TAdviser after "Rostecha" and "National Computer Corporation".
According to the press service of "Lanita", the owner of 100% of the group was Georgy Gens. Forbes magazine included Mr. Gens among the 200 richest entrepreneurs in Russia. His fortune is estimated at $ 700 million.