German Zakharyaev is a Vice President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress as well as a Vice President of the Russian Jewish Congress.
In 2001, Mr. Zakharyaev created and headed the family charitable foundation STMEGI to support mountain Jews. The fund aims to preserve the historical and cultural diversity of the heritage of the mountain Jews, coordinate the major mountain-Jewish organizations around the world, and provide regular support to Diaspora members.
A well-known businessman, public figure, and philanthropist, Mr. Zakharyaev has a Ph.D. in philosophy. In 2016, he was awarded the Tereggi medal.