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About Andrey Yakunin

Andrey is a successful businessman with over 23 years of international experience, including as a hotel operator. In 2006, he co-founded VIYM, a private equity firm, which worked with Four Seasons in the opening of its very first hotel in Russia over 10 years ago. He previously ran the development of the first Hard Rock Hotel in Davos and Vienna’s Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace Hotel and Residences.

Now, VIYM successfully manages assets in several hospitality and multi-use real estate development projects around Europe. One of the key projects that Andrey is currently working on, together with his international team, is the Antognolla Resort & Residences development in Italy.

Aside from business, Andrey is a keen sportsman, particularly enjoying extreme sports from skiing to sailing. The latter is a passion that he takes particularly seriously, travelling around the world in the pursuit of adventure and stunning natural landscapes.

Andrey holds a PhD in Finance & Credit from Saint Petersburg State University (SPSU) and an MBA from the London Business School (LBS).

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