Akhmetov is the owner of closely held System Capital Management. Most of SCM's assets are concentrated in Ukrainian metallurgy, mining and energy, including a 71 percent stake in Ukraine's largest steel manufacturer. The company also owns interests in commercial real estate, land, telecommunications and financial operations.
Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov’s steelmaker Metinvest appointed Serhiy Melnyk to replace Pavlo Moiseenko as director of the Sukhodilska-Skhidna coal mine, where an explosion killed 27 workers last month.
Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.
Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov urged people to stand up against separatist rebels in his strongest statement against the rebels to date, as the crisis in the country’s eastern regions shows signs of abating.