Chairman of the Delovaya Rossiya organization, representative of Russian big business (in particular, the founder of the R-Pharm company).
Alexey Repik was born in 1979 in Moscow. In 2003 he graduated from the Higher School of Economics with a degree in economics and enterprise management. According to official information, during his studies he worked as an economist in a city hospital, in connection with which, after graduation, he was invited to the distribution company Rosmedkomplekt.
In 2001, Repik founded the R-Pharm company. According to Repik himself, the starting capital amounted to $40,000, and 15,000 of them were provided by his mother, who was engaged in construction, and he “collected the rest on his own.” In 2006, R-Pharm participated in the program of additional provision of medicines to beneficiary categories of the population. As part of the program, the company received discounts from manufacturers and was able to increase sales.
Later R-Pharm (R-Pharm Overseas Inc. was registered in the US state of Delaware) opened its branches in the US, Japan and Turkey, collaborated with manufacturers such as AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb, as well as with companies from India and China. In 2014, Repik acquired a technology center in Bavaria in the city of Illertissen. In the summer of 2020, it became known that R-Pharm will start producing a vaccine against COVID-19 for AstraZeneca at its facilities. In 2017, the Japanese corporation Mitsui bought 10% of R- Pharm for $200 million. In the same year, he was ranked 13th in the Forbes "Kings of the state order" rating. In February 2021, R-Pharm, together with Sberbank, closed a deal to jointly invest in eApteka and received 45% of this pharmaceutical online retailer each.
According to media reports, in 2022, the fortune of Alexei Repik was estimated at 1.4 billion dollars.
Alexey Repik has for many years been carrying out not only entrepreneurial, but also social activities. Since 2012, he has been co-chairman for international activities of the All-Russian public organization "Business Russia" (Delovaya Rossiya). In September 2014, he was elected president of this organization, and in October 2019 - its chairman. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the ANO Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects. From 2014 to 2017, he was a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation and was the Chairman of the Investment Climate Commission. Since 2015, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of JSC Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Since 2016, he has been a member of the Council for Strategic Development and National Projects under the President of the Russian Federation.
He also holds the positions of co-chairman of the RSPP (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs) Commission on the pharmaceutical and medical industry, representative (public ombudsman) of the Commissioner under the President of the Russian Federation for the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs on issues - related to the protection of the rights of foreign investors, chairman of the Russian-Japanese and Russian-Azerbaijani Business Councils. Co-Chair of the Russian-Iranian Business Platform, Member of the Organizing Committee of the Russia-Africa Summit. He is a member of a number of coordinating and expert councils of the Government of the Russian Federation and other government agencies.
Member of the Supervisory Boards of ANO "Agency for Technological Development", ANO "Agency for the Development of Skills and Professions (WorldSkills Russia)”, ANO Platforma (operator of the ZABINESS.RF platform). Co-chairman of the Rating Committee for the formation of the National rating of the state of the investment climate in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
Founder of the Youth Entrepreneurial Initiative Foundation, and also, together with the Russian Orthodox Church, the “Quench My Griefs” Charitable Foundation.
Awarded with Russian medals of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 1st and 2nd class.
He is married to video blogger Polina Repik-Rybakova and has four children (at least three of them were born in the USA). He has a mansion in San Francisco worth $19.1 million. In 2017, he attended the inauguration of former US President Donald Trump, at the same time he was photographed with future CIA director Mike Pompeo and called him a "good neighbor" and "charming man."
Indirect complicity in the occupation of Ukrainian territories, bypassing international sanctions, as well as in corrupt ties with the regime of Vladimir Putin.
Repik's "phenomenal business success" was, in the tradition of Putin's Russia, his connections with influential people in the ruling regime, including from among the security forces. According to Forbes sources, Repik was once associated with the logistics service of the FSB, which helped the "young businessman" to receive orders for supplies to military units.
The media also points to the connection of the billionaire with the ex-senator from the Penza region and pharmaceutical tycoon Boris Shpigel. Thanks to his friendship with him, Repik met the “necessary” people in the Government of the Russian Federation (at the same time, according to the businessman himself, he allegedly met Shpigel allegedly only four years after the founding of R- Pharm). After the founding of R-Pharm in the 2000s, the main production unfolded in the Yaroslavl region. After 8 years, Aleksey Repik built an elite house next to the production, and Yaroslavl governor of the region Sergey Vakhrukov, deputy governor Mikhail Borovitsky, and also director of the public procurement department Grigory Bacherikov became his neighbors. In 2014, investigators noticed that the Yaroslavl region was buying medicines from R- Pharm at inflated prices without tenders. For example, wholesale purchases of drugs for cancer patients were more expensive than retail purchases of the same drugs in pharmacies. After the scandal, Sergei Vakhrukov left the governor's post, but his daughter Elena Yastrebova continued to work at R-Pharm, where she was responsible for contacts with the authorities . In some cases (for example, in Khakassia), corruption scandals involving R- Pharm ended not in resignation, but in prison terms for officials who “collaborated” with the company.
In addition, journalists learned that one of the offshore companies of Alexei Repik owns a business jet bombardier Global 5000 with tail number M-FINE, and the youngest daughter of Vladimir Putin Ekaterina Tikhonova used the same one. At the same time, Tikhonova’s longtime friend and her deputy at the Innopraktika fund, Natalya Popova, is married to the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Kirill Dmitriev, and this fund, in turn, generously invests in Repik’s business.
Three months after the start of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Repik, fearing personal sanctions, hid himself from the list of R-Pharm owners, and in August 2022 he sold the company. One of the new owners was his mother Valeria Daeva, her company Petrusko is the main sponsor of R-Stroy (more on this company see below). Also, Nikolay Milkis and Konstantin Nuriev are recorded as the owners of the R-Stroy company. The first is the general director of Repik's Amsel company, which owns the eApteka service, and the second sells elite French wine, which Repik imports into Russia in circumvention of sanctions.
In November-December 2022, the Ryatiko company of Russian billionaire Alexei Repik imported 800 bottles of rare wines into Russia, bypassing EU sanctions that prohibit the supply of wines worth more than 300 euros to Russia. According to The Insider, this follows from data from the Federal Register of Alcoholic Products. According to media estimates, the total value of wines imported by "Ryatico" in November and December amounted to 3.9 million euros. Journalists associate the supply of expensive wines with restaurants owned by Alexei Repik and businessman Ivan Sibirev, who previously headed Stroytransneftegaz. Sibirev is the founder of “Wine & Crab” restaurants, as well as “Twins Garden”. Since 2019 Twins Garden is owned by Alexei Repik, while Wine & Crab restaurants are owned by Sibirev and his business partner Svetlana Kuznetsova, whom Alexei Navalny's team called the stepdaughter of Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller.
According to media reports, the company "Ryatiko", which in the past mainly supplied various products from Japan (for example, soy sauce), was able to acquire "top wines that are hunted by collectors from all over the world" thanks to sommelier Anton Panasenko. He works as Chef Sommelier at Wine & Crab and has previously held the same position at “Twins Garden”. In 2021, Panasenko founded the Burgundy company , which supplies wine. The co-founder of Burgundy was Konstantin Nuriev, who, together with Ivan Sibirev, worked at Stroytransneftegaz. The authors of the investigation point out that the list of manufacturers in Burgundy's price list largely coincides with the recent imports of Ryatiko.
The Scanner Project team's investigation has found out that the R-Stroy company, which is one of the main developers of the occupied Mariupol, de facto (through the mother and "nominals" mentioned above) belongs to Alexei Repik. R-Stroy was founded in May 2022 (according to journalists, precisely with the aim of working in the occupied territories) and almost immediately started building (under government contracts ) residential buildings and civil infrastructure in the occupied city, and also participated in "charitable projects", organized by the team of the “Z-propagandist” Zakhar Prilepin. For the first six months, the Petrusko company of Valeria Daeva transferred more than 108 million rubles to the R-Stroy company. It is noteworthy that the original R-Pharm and R-Stroy logos were almost identical .
In October 2022, Repik (the main reason then was his corrupt ties with the regime of Vladimir Putin) was included in the sanctions list of Ukraine, in February 2023 – of the UK and Australia, and in May – of Canada .
Aleksey Repik (who built his business empire on a corrupt “friendship” with Putin’s officials) after the war broke out decided to “make money” from it – as a “gray importer” of sanctioned goods and as a developer (by state order) of the occupied and destroyed Russian army of the territories, thus becoming an accomplice not only to corruption (as before), but also - indirectly - to war crimes of Vladimir Putin's regime.