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.
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 | eastonegroup.com/eng/main.php | 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)
Елена Пинчук: Я никогда не злоупотребляла никакой папиной властью, Apostrof, 29 November 2013: http://life.pravda.com.ua/person/2013/11/29/143736/
STB, Novy, ICTV television networks list Pinchuk couple as beneficiaries, Interfax-Ukraine, 4 April 2016: http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/economic/335853.html
Top Ten Most Expensive Homes in the World – 2016 Update, Gazette Review, July 30, 2016: http://gazettereview.com/2016/07/top-ten-most-expensive-homes-in-the-world/
Ukrainian Businesswoman buys world’s most expensive home in London for £80m, Daily Mail, 29 February 2008: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-522918/Ukrainian-businesswoman-buys-worlds-expensive-home-London-80m.html
Olena Pinchuk appears in nearly all ownership structures of media outlets studied in MOM. However, information is available on detailed shares.
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Official web-site of Novyi Channel. Retrieved on August 2016 from http://novy.tv/ua/
Official web-site of STB Channel. Retrieved on August 2016 from http://www.stb.ua
Unified state register of the Ministry of justice of legal entities, individual enterpreneurs and civic formations . Retrieved on August 2016, from https://usr.minjust.gov.ua/
(2016, September 15). ЛІГА.Досье. Пинчук Виктор Михайлович - фото, биография// Пинчук Виктор Михайлович на ЛІГА.Досье. Retrieved from http://file.liga.net/person/425-viktor-pinchyk.html
(2012, December 11). ЛІГА.Досье. Пинчук Елена Леонидовна - фото, биография// Пинчук Елена Леонидовна на ЛІГА.Досье. Retrieved from http://file.liga.net/person/532-elena-pinchyk.html
(2016, September 16). ЛІГА.Досье. Кучма Леонид Данилович - фото, биография// Кучма Леонид Данилович на ЛІГА.Досье. Retrieved from http://file.liga.net/person/238-leonid-kychma.html
The Giving Pledge :: Pledger Profiles. The Giving Pledge :: Pledger Profiles. Retrieved on August 2016 from http://givingpledge.org/index.html