Alexander Shakutin, Chairman of the Board, JSC Amkodor

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Alexander Shakutin, Chairman of the Board, JSC Amkodor

Alexander Shakutin initially demonstrated his talent for working with people and organizing activities in his youth as a Komsomol leader at the Minsk Medical Institute. People who knew Shakutin back then said that he was also a good doctor.

The combination of these skills helped Alexander when he became the head of the medical centre at the Minsk Tractor Works. Thanks to Shakutin’s organizational abilities, workers at the plant received the best medical equipment and access to highly-qualified specialists.

Shakutin continued his career in the private industry sphere where he also managed to achieve outstanding results. Today he directs the largest non-state production enterprise in Belarus – JSC “Amkodor” - which specializes in manufacturing road-building machinery and municipal vehicles.

Unlike other top Belarusian businessmen, Shakutin is politically active. He is a member of the Council of the Republic – the upper chamber of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus – and a member of the Presidium of the pro-government public association “Belaya Rus” which is seen by many analytics as a prototype of a future pro-Presidential political party. Rumours say that Shakutin is the main sponsor of this political structure.

Shakutin’s business, Alyaksandr Shakutin is afraid of sanctions, Alyaksandr Shakutin becomes head of the Belarusian Tennis Federation, Oligarkh with power.

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