Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF, discusses further investment cooperation with the Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

Press release, 19.01.2016

Moscow, January 19, 2016– CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev met with the Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who had been invited to Russia by President Vladimir Putin.

RDIF is actively increasing cooperation with QIA. In 2014, RDIF and QIA established a partnership for joint investment in projects worth up to US$2bn in Russia. Part of these funds has been allocated to RDIF projects through an automatic co-investment mechanism.

RDIF and QIA have already invested in a number of joint projects, which already exceed the total trade turnover between Russia and Qatar in value. The two parties are currently reviewing a number of new opportunities together. The areas of priority are infrastructure, agriculture, telecommunications and healthcare.


Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)was established in 2011 to make equity co-investments, primarily in Russia alongside reputable international financial and strategic investors. RDIF acts as a catalyst for direct investment in the Russian economy. RDIF’s management company is based in Moscow. Further information at

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