Boris Kaufman - Ukrainian millionaire businessman, former member of the Odessa City Council, owner of Vertex United, publisher of the journal "Focus". Born in November 25, 1973 in Odessa. 1995 graduated from Odessa State University named after I. Mechnikov. After graduation he worked in a bakery together with his father, later sold Italian shoes.In 1996, Boris Kaufman came to the corporation "Overline" as deputy head of the " Overline Trading Ltd". In 2002 he was appointed president of the corporation " Overline." Later in " Overline " came his future business partner Alexander Granovsky, with whom he studied law at the university.The most important asset of "Overline" were: PrJSC«First Distillery" (produced vodka TM "Mjagkov" TM "Navigator") and PJSC "Odessa factory of sparkling wines" (brand of sparkling wine "Odessa" and L `Odessika, henri Roederer). Soon all assets were united in a corporation " Overline ", which consisted of assets of companies - first alcoholic drinks plant, the Odessa factory of sparkling wines (TM "Odessa" TM L'Odessika), «Ismail winery" (TM "Izmail") Trading House GoldenLine, Agrofirma "Izmail". The corporation production goods that were exported to 20 countries.In late 2012, Boris Kaufman and Alexander Granovsky sold all the assets in the alcohol business. Boris Kaufman and Alexander Granovsky are shareholders Vertex Hotel Group, which manages hotels "Bristol" and "London" in Odessa and "President Hotel" in Kiev. The Holding "Kashtan-Development", which belongs to Boris Kaufman and Alexander Granovsky, is engaged in construction of residential complexes in Odessa. The construction also involved in their PE "Grand Invest" and "Ukrbudservis." He has also owns LLC "Odessa Airport Development".
In June 2013, Vertex United acquired a media holding UMH group (majority owner - Boris Lozhkyn) and a billionaire Gennadiy Bogolyubov media project "Focus" (magazine "Focus", "Focus. Beautiful Country" traveling focus.ua). In 2006, Boris Kaufman ran for the Ukrainian Parliament from "Bloc of Lytvyn."
Hospitality industry | ‘Vertex Hotel Group’, ‘Bristol Hotel’, ‘London Hotel’, President Hotel’ – Boris Kaufman and Alexander Granovsky are shareholders of Vertex Hotel Group, which manages hotels "Bristol", "London" in Odessa and "
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Boris Kaufman is married and has three children. His younger brother Maxim Georgiy Kaufman was a member of the Odessa City Council between 2006 and 2010, member of the Commission on municipal property.
The media reported that the journal Focus is linked with Kaufman has his business partner Granovsky, but we were unable to confirm this information in public records.
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