Kirill Dmitriev heads the Russian Direct Investment Fund - one of the world's leading sovereign funds with a reserved capital of $10 billion under management. RDIF was established in 2011 on the initiative of the President and the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation. In all transactions, RDIF acts as a co-investor alongside major international investors, playing the role of a catalyst in attracting direct investment into Russia. RDIF has successfully invested with foreign partners in more than 90 projects totaling 2.1 trillion rubles and covering 95% of the regions of the Russian Federation. RDIF has established joint strategic partnerships with leading international co-investors from more than 15 countries totaling more than $40 billion.
Prior to becoming CEO of RDIF in 2011, Kirill Dmitriev headed a number of large private equity funds and completed a series of landmark transactions for Russia, including the sale of Delta Bank to General Electric, Delta Credit Bank to Société Générale, CTC Media to Fidelity Investments, among others. Mr. Dmitriev began his career at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company.
He was appointed by the President of Russia as a member of the BRICS and APEC Business Councils. He serves as a member of the supervisory board of ALROSA, and of the boards of directors of Transneft, Rostelecom, Gazprombank, MDMG, Russian Railways , Rosseti and Skolkovo Foundation. Mr. Dmitriev is also on the boards of trustees of the Mariinsky Theatre, Lomonosov Moscow State University and National History Fund. He is Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
In 2011 he was the only Russian representative on the list of ‘100 most influential private equity professionals of the decade’ (Private Equity International); in 2009 he was selected by the World Economic Forum as a ‘Young Global Leader’. He holds a BA in Economics with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University and an MBA with High Distinction (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard Business School.
By the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Dmitriev was awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky and the Order of Honour for his valuable contribution to international investment projects and the socio-economic development of Russia.
By the decree of the President of France, Mr. Dmitriev was awarded the title of Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor for his paramount contribution to strengthening cooperation between Russia and France.
By the order of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Kirill Dmitriev received the highest award of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the King Abdulaziz Second-Class Order of Merit, in recognition of his contribution to strengthening cooperation between the Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.
By the decree of the President of Italy, Kirill Dmitriev was awarded the title of the Commander of the Order of the Star of Italy for his special achievements in the development of friendly relations and cooperation between Italy and Russia.