Vladimir Potanin



Vladimir Olegovich Potanin
 (born 3 January 1961) is a Russian billionaire and entrepreneur. He acquired his wealth notably through the controversial loans-for-shares program in Russia. He is one of the wealthiest men in Russia, with an estimated net worth of $13.5 billion (Forbes 2016). His long-term business partner was Mikhail Prokhorov until they decided to split in 2008. Subsequently, they put their mutual assets in a holding company, Folletina Trading, until their asset division was agreed upon.


Potanin's Interros owns 30% and controls Russian Nickel giant Norilsk Nickel, a company owned by Oleg Deripaska's RUSAL, Abram Reznikov's Alamak Espana Trade and Alisher Usmanov's Metalloinvest. Since March 2003 Potanin has taken charge of the National Council on Corporate Governance (NSKU), whose main goal is to improve the legislative regulations in Russia and to introduce professional and ethical standards of corporate governance into the operations of Russian companies to boost up the reputation and investment appeal of the Russian business.

In May 2015 Potatin has been named a co-defendant in a case in which Vneshekonombank is looking for damages for losses from the liquidation of a corporation where he indirectly owned a stake.
 

Norilsk Nickel hit 148 billion

Business11.09.2020

Rosprirodnadzor wants to enforce a fine of 148 billion rubles for a fuel spill.

Deripaska accused Potanin of inefficiency

Business11.08.2020

UC Rusa announced "obvious problems" with control over the work of Norilsk Nickel. This is how the company responded to Potanin's words that the shareholder agreement with UC Rusal had turned into a "rudiment" and an instrument of pressure.

Vladimir Potanin showed a fig to Deripaska

Business11.08.2020

The main owner of Norilsk Nickel considers the current shareholder agreement with Rusal to be a "rudiment".

Kerimov pushed Potanin off the pedestal

Business06.08.2020

Thanks to the rise in gold prices, the Kerimov family for the first time was at the top of the Russian list in the Forbes Real-Time rating. With a net worth of $ 24.7 billion, she is ahead of former leader Vladimir Potanin.

Deripaska stepped on Potanin's sore spot

Business15.07.2020

UC Rusal, founded by Oleg Deripaska, demanded that the board of directors of Norilsk Nickel and Vladimir Potanin change management due to accidents. Deripaska and Potanin sued for several years because of the shares of the enterprise.

Potanin impoverished in accidents Nornickel

Business14.07.2020

The state of the main owner of Norilsk Nickel, Vladimir Potanin, fell by $ 3.6 billion amid environmental scandals, but he still remains the richest Russian.

Nornickel continues to crap in Taimyr

Business13.07.2020

The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case due to the spill of more than 44 tons of aviation fuel that occurred on the pipeline of the Norilsk Nickel subsidiary.

Potanin dodges a fine

Business08.07.2020

Norilsk Nickel does not agree with the methodology for calculating fuel spill damage.

Potanin's yachts will not reach Monaco

Business03.07.2020

The world's largest yacht show was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was attended by boats of the richest Russians.

Russian billionaires have bred heirs on a grand scale

Business01.07.2020

Russian oligarchs were able to make fortunes that would be enough for a comfortable life of several generations.

Oleg Derpiska raised Potanin on dividends

Business10.04.2020

The oligarch once again pushed the payment of huge dividends to Norilsk Nickel, which was opposed by another shareholder Vladimir Potanin.

Who is smaller: Andrei Guryev donated 2.2 million rubles to fight against coronavirus, Dmitry Mazepin - already 228 thousand

Business06.04.2020

Four Russian oligarchs help the regions where their companies are present, three pay for express tests of a company associated with the Rotenberg family, two more decided to help foreign doctors.

Vladimir Potanin has a fat year

Business30.12.2019

The state of the co-owner of Norilsk Nickel grew by 8.5 billion dollars a year.

Natalia Potanina planted a pig to the wives of Russian billionaires

Society15.11.2019

The case-law of Judge Jonathan Cohen on the lawsuit of Natalia Potanina against her ex-husband can put an end to the "divorce tourism" of Russians in the UK.

Sergey Bachin will warm his hands on three volcanoes

Business09.09.2019

Enriched with the experience of "mastering" budgets, entrepreneur Sergei Bachin came up with access to national project funds. This time he will share the profit with oligarch Vladimir Potanin.

Natalia Potanina crawls into pocket of her ex-husband

Business12.08.2019

She demands from Vladimir Potanin 5.8 billion pounds.

The British court prescribed the rules of the game for shareholders of Norilsk Nickel

Business17.09.2018

The London court forbade Vladimir Potanin to increase the package without Oleg Deripaska.

Roman Abramovich and Alexander Abramov sank Vladimir Potanin in the High Court of London

Business15.09.2018

The British court said why in a dispute between the shareholders of MMC Norilsk Nickel, he ruled in favor of Oleg Deripaska. An important factor was the strange refusal of Abramovich and Abramov to give testimony in favor of Potanin, whom they wanted to sell shares of MMC.

Norilsk Nickel increased its net profit by half in the first half of the year

Business14.08.2018

For the first 6 months of 2018, Norilsk Nickel earned 1.65 billion dollars in net profit.

Vladimir Potanin sold his Anastasia

Business09.08.2018

The 75-meter yacht, named after the daughter of a Russian oligarch, was sold for $ 75 million.

Norilsk Nickel again fell into the center of environmental scandal

Business03.07.2018

The company of Vladimir Potanin weakly scatters about the precipitation in Norilsk of suspiciously bright red color. For the media, a primitive bike about iron oxide from the roof of the old workshop is prepared.

Oleg Deripaska won in the British court of Vladimir Potanin and Roman Abramovich

Business27.06.2018

The High Court of London declared null and void the sale of Norilsk Nickel's shares to the structures of Roman Abramovich to Vladimir Potanin's structures. The loss of Abramovich in the form of lost profits amounted to about $ 180 million.

Who from the Russian billionaires worked with the Rothschild clan?

Business07.06.2018

Rothschild & Co will help Oleg Deripaska find buyers for his stake in En + Group. Previously, the Rothschilds represented the interests of Peter Poroshenko, who wanted to sell a confectionery factory in Russia, but without success. With whom else did the European banking house work?

The richest heirs of Russia

Business25.05.2018

Forbes presented the rating of the heirs of the richest businessmen of Russia for the third time. The first place was taken by Yusuf Alekperov, the second place was occupied by the children of Leonid Mikhelson, "bronze" - in the son and daughter of Andrei Melnichenko.

Save on taxes: how Potanin explained the idea to collect 50% of "Norilsk Nickel"

Business18.05.2018

The largest shareholder of Norilsk Nickel explained that if he had combined the packages with other co-owners, they would have saved: the tax on dividends is not paid when holding more than 50%. But the partners refused.

The dispute about 4%: how UC Rusal accused Potanin and Abramovich of conspiracy

Business16.05.2018

UC Rusal accused Vladimir Potanin of collusion with Roman Abramovich when agreeing on the terms of the purchase of 4% of Norilsk Nickel, and an additional incentive was a deal on the Baim deposit. Potanin denies all this.

Vladimir Potanin revealed the whole truth to the UK court

Business16.05.2018

The oligarch continues to buy shares of Norilsk Nickel: its share increased by 1.5% to 34%. He told about this in the High Court of London.

Vladimir Potanin confessed his mercenary intentions to Oleg Deripaska

Business15.05.2018

Vladimir Potanin told the High Court of London the whole truth about his proposal to Oleg Deripaska on his shares of Norilsk Nickel.