Mr. Pinchuk is a Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist. He graduated with honours
from the Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute in 1983 and earned a PhD degree
in 1987 before starting his career as a research engineer in pipe production.
In 1990, he founded the Interpipe Company on the basis of his patented innovations
in pipe design, engineering and production, which were successfully adopted by leading
metallurgical factories in the former USSR. In 2007, he founded EastOne Ltd.,
an international investment advisory company whose portfolio comprises more
than 20 businesses and large-scale projects, including Interpipe and assets in Ukraine
and internationally in ferroalloys, oil and gas, media and others.
Mr. Pinchuk served as an elected Member of the Parliament of Ukraine from
1998 to 2006.
For many years Mr. Pinchuk has been developing and supporting a number
of philanthropic projects in Ukraine. In 2006, he consolidated these activities under
the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, which became the largest private Ukrainian philanthropic
Mr. Pinchuk has long promoted closer ties between Ukraine and the EU.
In 2004, he created the Yalta European Strategy (YES) – an international independent
organization aimed at promoting Ukraine’s integration with Europe and the world.
Mr. Pinchuk is a member of the World Economic Forum, a member of the International
Advisory Council of the Atlantic Council, and a member of the International Advisory
Council of Brookings Institution. He was included in the “2010 Time 100 - The World's
Most Influential People” list in Time Magazine. In 2013, he joined the Giving Pledge,
a philanthropic initiative founded in 2010 by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.