Igor Linshits (born 18 December 1963) is a Georgian-born, London-based entrepreneur, founder of Delin Capital, Delin Property, and Delin Ventures.
Early life and education
Igor Linshits was born into a family of engineers in Rustavi, Georgia. After finishing school in Rustavi, Linshits moved to Moscow to study chemical engineering at the Lomonosov Institute of Fine Chemical Technology, graduating in 1988.
Career in Russia
In 1988, Linshits established his first business manufacturing hairbrushes and combs. In 1990, he and his partners started a business in trading and processing oil products that quickly grew into one of the largest businesses of its kind in Russia. In 1993, he spun off from his partners to establish his own business, Neftyanoi. Neftyanoi initially focused on trading commodities, especially oil products such as wheat and cotton, before moving into direct investments. Its most prominent deals involved Lukoil-Neftekhim and mail.ru.
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