Andrey Yakunin (born 1975) is a London-based businessman, chairman of the National Alternative Investment Management Association (NAIMA) in Russia, and the co-founder of VIY Management.
Andrey Yakunin is the son of Vladimir Yakunin, the former head of Russian Railways and an old friend of Vladimir Putin. Andrey Yakunin lives in Hampstead, north London, where his son, Igor, attended the exclusive Highgate School.
Yakunin runs VIY Management, a private equity and real estate investment company, which he founded in 2006 with British, Israeli-born, investor Yair Ziv. The company facilitates foreign investment in Russia and is pursuing a plan to build hotels in Russia. Yakunin is also participating via VIYM in the construction of houses in St. Petersburg and in 2014 acquired Russian chocolatier French Kiss.