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Olena Pinchuk

Olena Pinchuk

Born in Dnipropetrovsk, Olena graduated from Economics faculty of the Dnipropetrovsk State University. Olena Pinchuk is a daughter of the former President of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma. Together with her husband Victor Pinchuk, Olena owns one of the biggest media holdings in Ukraine Starlight Media. It consists of 6 TV-channels. They are Novy Kanal (New Channel), STB, ICTV, music TV-channels M1 and M2 and QTV animation TV-channel. From 2003 she heads a charity organization Fund “AntiAIDS”. Currently this is the first and only charitable fund committed to fighting against AIDS in Ukraine operating on private donations.Olena Pinchuk also owns EastOne Group together with her husband, where she appears under the name Elena Franchuk, surname of her first husband, Ihor Franchuk, who previously headed the “Chornomornaftogas” company. He is the son of the former Head of the Council of Ministers of Crimea, Anatoliy Franchuk. Olena has a son, Roman (born in 1991), with her first husband. Together with Viktor Pinchuk they have two daughters (born in 2003 and 2011). In November 2007 she got the 17th place in the TOP – 100 most influential women of Ukraine, by Focus. In 2010 Olena Pinchuk joined the UNAIDS High Level Commission on HIV prevention.

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Charity | ‘AntiAIDS Foundation – the head of the foundation since 2003. Today it is the first and the only private foundation to fight AIDS in Ukraine. #

Finance and Investment | EastOne Group Ltd, UK | | Dnepr Credit

Family & Friends

Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends

Viktor Pinchuk, spouse, Ukrainian oligarch and a co-owner of the StarLightMedia and the owner of the Interpipe Group and EastOne Ltd.
Leonid Kuchma, father, the second President of Ukraine (1994-2005), the President of the Charity Foundation “Ukrayina” (Ukraine)

Further Information


Елена Пинчук: Я никогда не злоупотребляла никакой папиной властью, Apostrof, 29 November 2013:

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