Čyž Juryj Aliaksandravič

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Čyž Juryj Aliaksandravič
Alternative spelling 
Chyzh Iuryi Aliaksandravich, Chizh Yuriy Aleksandrovich
Position 
Owner of Triple Co.
Organization 
Triple Co.
Career 

He worked at the Minsk Tractor Plant. In 1992 he founded Triple, which has become a versatile business. Čyž’s companies are now engaged in the processing and sale of petroleum products, construction and the restaurant business, the production of beverages, retail, tourism and sports.

Čyž annually places in top positions in the ‘Rank of the most successful and influential businessmen in Belarus’ by internet portal ej.by. He is believed to be a close friend of President Alexander Lukashenka. In 2012 the European Union introduced visa restrictions on Juryj Čyž and placed sanctions on his companies.

In March 2016 the State Security Committee (KGB) arrested him on tax evasion charges. In September 2016 he was released from prison after full reimbursement of the damage amounting to circa $12-13 mn.

Position held since 
1991
Year of birth 
1963
Region of birth 
Brest Region
Belarus
Education 
Belarusian National Technical University
Other positions 
Chairman of the Belarus Wrestling Federation and the president of football club "Dynama Minsk". He is a member of the central council of the Presidential Sports Club.
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Last updated 22.12.2016
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