Čyž Juryj Aliaksandravič

Position

Owner of Triple Co.

Alternative spelling

Chyzh Iuryi Aliaksandravich, Chizh Yuriy Aleksandrovich

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.

Sector

Business

Region

Minsk

Links

Чиж, Юрий Александрович

Tags

Business
Economy