Chess and Oil are Inseparable? Bussinessman Gennady Timchenko Becomes One of the Sponsors of the World Championship Match

Время публикации: 30.03.2012 22:25 | Последнее обновление: 30.03.2012 22:25

According to Echo of Moscow (Ekho Moskvy), bussinessman Gennady Timchenko will be one of the sponsors of the World Championship match Anand - Gelfand. 

TImchenko is a co-founder of the Gunvor International B.V. - a corporation which is registed in Finland, and operating in trading and logistics related to the international oil market. He was ranked 26th in the 2011 edition of the Forbes Magazine billionaries list. 

"Commenting on his participation in the event, Gennady Timchenko underlined that he likes the chosen conception of the match, which, first time in history, will take place in one of the most famous museums of the world. In his opinion, World Championship will be a good opportunity for promotion of Russian art, as well as for increasing public interest in chess as one of the methods of education of young generation" writes Kommersant.

Gennady Timchenko is often ranked as a close friend of Vladimir Putin. 




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