Alexey Isaikin President, Volga-Dnepr Group
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- Alexey Isaikin was born on 9 September 1952.
- Having graduated from the Irkutsk Institute of National Economy in 1976, Mr. Isaikin joined the Ulan-Ude Aviation Factory as an Air Force economist. His responsibilities included control over the cost of aviation equipment. During the late 1980s, Mr. Isaikin worked at the Ulyanovsk Aircraft Manufacturing Complex (now Aviastar-SP) as an executive officer responsible for the USSR Military Air Transportation Department contracts for AN-124 aircraft delivery. In 1989, after having finished his military career, Mr. Isaikin headed a group of entrepreneurs and enthusiasts whose aim was to establish a new private air cargo company.
- 1990 saw the creation of Volga-Dnepr Airlines — the first private cargo airline in Russia and the first joint stock company in the Ulyanovsk region. Between 1990 and 2002, Mr. Isaikin acted as the Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, and General Director of Volga-Dnepr Airlines. Since 2002, he has been President of Volga-Dnepr Group.
- During more than 20 years of productive work Mr. Isaikin has managed to create a diversified business, operating in the key segments of the Russian and international air cargo markets. He is actively involved in public work to strengthen the prestige of the Russian civil aviation industry both inside the country and globally. His work has been honored by international, national government and industry awards and medals.