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  • Anatoly and Irina Sedykh

    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Russia
    • Donor
    Anatoly Sedykh is Chairman of the United Metallurgical Company (OMK) and President of the OMK-Uchastie (OMK-Participation) Charity Fund. OMK is one of Russia’s largest manufacturers of pipes, railway wheels and automobile springs. Irina Sedykh has been Chair of the Supervisory Board of the OMK-Uchastie Charity Fund since 2009. In 2011, she helped found the Art-Ovrag culture festival in the town of Vyksa (in the Nizhny Novgorod region) and now heads the festival’s council.
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OTHER 2014 CASE STUDIES

  • Dr Frederick Mulder CBE

    • United Kingdom
    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    Having established the Frederick Mulder Foundation (formerly the Frederick Mulder Charitable Trust) in 1986, his philanthropy now focuses on climate change, inequality and the persistence of global poverty, and social change. Frederick has played a key role in encouraging others to give through his work as founder of The Funding Network (TFN).
  • Dana Pancrazi, F.B. Heron Foundation

    • United States
    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    Dana Pancrazi is Vice President, Capital Markets at the F. B. Heron Foundation, having joined in 2006 after a career in private banking. In recent years, the Heron Foundation has altered its strategy to shift focus from access to assets onto jobs and economic opportunity.
  • Wang Heming

    • Interviewed in 2014
    • China
    • Donor
    Wang Heming, previously chairman and CEO of the Cosmos Group, is now the chairman of its charitable association. His family uses its own wealth to help build schools and donate to educational establishments in China. Wang’s aim is to use his money to give those from poorer backgrounds in China a decent education, which he believes will benefit the country as a whole.
  • Badr Jafar

    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Middle East (GCC)
    • Donor
    In 2010, Badr Jafar founded the Pearl Initiative, a network of businesses in the Gulf Region that is working to drive higher standards across companies and not-for-profit organisations in the area. Their focus has been on improved corporate governance, codes of conduct and reporting, which Badr says can help both charities and philanthropic organisations ensure that the money spent has maximum impact.
  • Laura Lau of Swire Group Charitable Trust

    • Hong Kong
    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    The Swire Group Charitable Trust has been supporting good causes in Hong Kong for 31 years. Laura Lau, Head of Philanthropy, explains how the Trust has operated and evolved over the decades.
  • Teng Ngiek Lian

    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    • Singapore
    Teng Ngiek Lian took inspiration from legendary investor Warren Buffett in launching his own venture, The Silent Foundation, three and a half years ago. To him philanthropy is about more than just giving money – “Taking photos with cheques doesn’t thrill me at all.” Teng is far more interested in helping other charitable organisations grow, and seeing the impact these donations can make to people’s lives.

2013 RUSSIAN CASE STUDIES

  • Dimitry Zimin

    • Interviewed in 2013
    • Russia
    • Donor
    Dmitry Zimin has had a successful career as a scientist and a businessman. Discover more about the Dynasty Foundation which he and his family established to realise their ideas about the role of intellect and science in society.
  • Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend

    • Interviewed in 2013
    • Russia
    • Donor
    Ruben Vardanyan is Advisor to the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Sberbank, Russia. Veronika Zonabend leads the development of the Dilijan International School of Armenia. Learn about their family philanthropy.
  • Vladimir Potanin

    • Interviewed in 2013
    • Russia
    • Donor
    Vladimir Potanin is founder and owner of the private Interros company and, since December 2012, CEO-Chairman of the management board of MMC Norilsk Nickel. Learn about his philanthropy and the Vladimir Potanin Foundation, which he established in 1999.