Dr. Patokh Chodiev
Dr Patokh Chodiev is an international businessman, diplomat, author and philanthropist.
Born in Uzbekistan, on 15 April 1953, Dr Chodiev attended the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), widely acknowledged to be Russia’s leading educational establishment, graduating magna cum laude in 1976 with a degree in International Law and Japanese. He went on to earn a PhD in Political Science and serves on the Board of Trustees of the university as well as The Foundation for the Development of MGIMO. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the International Chodiev Foundation.
In 1978, Dr Chodiev joined the diplomatic service and was posted to Tokyo where, speaking fluent Japanese, he specialised in Russian Japanese commercial relations for over a decade and developed his love and enthusiasm for Japan.
On leaving the diplomatic service in 1989, Dr Chodiev developed a global mining business that trades today as Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), one of the world’s leading diversified natural resources groups. Dr Chodiev founded both Eurasian Bank, one of the leading banking groups in Central Asia, and Eurasia Insurance, Kazakhstan’s leading insurer, and is a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Dr Chodiev is also a notable philanthropist, particularly in Russia and Central Asia, and an advocate of freedom of information, access to knowledge, and the arts.
In 2005, he was awarded the Order of Kurmet by decree of the President of Kazakhstan for contributions to social, economic and cultural causes. That year, he was also awarded the Abraham Lincoln Medal for Democracy and Economic Freedom. In 2011, Dr Chodiev was presented with the Order of Barys for special service to the Republic of Kazakhstan including industrial, scientific, socio-cultural and social activities.
In 2014, Dr Chodiev was made an honorary member of the Patrons of Japanese Arts by Akie Abe, the First Lady of Japan, and is also Honorary Chairman of the Association of Japanologists of the Russian Federation.
Dr. Chodiev is fluent in Uzbek, Russian, Japanese, and English. He is married, has a son, two daughters and four grandchildren.
Mounissa Chodieva is an experienced Private Equity and Wealth Management CEO, leading an active multi-industry global portfolio, primarily focused on the Natural Resources, Luxury Goods and Tech sectors. She is also Founder of Vault Couture, a wardrobe management and storage company.
Educated internationally in Belgium and the UK (LLB 1998), Ms Chodieva has over 15 years international corporate management experience at FTSE 100 listed ENRC plc, where she held roles including: Deputy General Counsel, Vice President Corporate Finance, Director of Communications and Director of Investor Relations. She is fluent in Russian, English, French and Uzbek.
Ms Chodieva is an active philanthropist, serving as a Director of the International Chodiev Foundation which promotes social mobility, education, health, the arts and culture, principally focused on children. Amongst her other philanthropic activities are support for Great Ormond Street Hospital and the British Fashion Council.
Ms Chodieva is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive programme and is currently studying for her PhD at MGIMO in the Russian Federation.
Sabir Chodiev is an experienced investment management and private equity specialist, currently managing a global investment portfolio focusing on real estate development and technology.
For the past ten years he has been acting as Adviser to the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), a global mining company. Actively involved in charity, Sabir is a Director of the International Chodiev Foundation, that focuses on promoting social mobility, education, health and culture in Russia, Central Asia and Japan. He is also the Founder of Buyuk Kelajak, an organisation fostering commercial and entrepreneurial progress and reforms in Uzbekistan.
Fluent in Russian, English, French and Uzbek, Mr Sabir Chodiev is a graduate of University College London and Russian Financial University. Sabir also successfully completed a management programme at INSEAD business school and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.