Category Biography

From Tashkent U to CEO…

Mr. Makhmudov graduated from Tashkent University with a degree in Oriental Studies. After school, he worked for the Soviet military. He spent time in both Libya and Iraq during his time. After his military work, he entered the business world. His first job in business was with a company called the Trans-World Group (the largets […]

Iskander Makhmudov’s Entry into Commerce

During the 1980s, Soviet leader Gorbachev introduced political and economic reforms as part of perestroika. These advances permitted the formation of new cooperatives that were privately owned and operated to turn a profit. The larger and more successful cooperatives produced goods the Soviet system could not or did not produce.  It was in this environment […]

Iskander Makhmudov’s generosity

Iskander Makhmudov is a very generous philanthropist, first and foremost. Mr. Makhmudov gave over a billion dollars to charity in recent years. He’s given donations to doctor’s clinics, housing for the poor, orphans, and veterans. Related articles The New Oligarch Playpen – Iskander Makhmudov Builds a New Monopoly, This Time of Moscow Passenger Rail Transportation […]