Israeli-Russian businessman, philanthropist, and president of PATERO Group and TBF Group, one of the leading investment and industrial companies in Russia, Mr. Ben Yehuda (Khikhinashvili) serves as the Chairman of the Israeli-Russian Business Council and as a First Vice President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress.
Born in Kutaisi, Georgia, since the age of 16 Mr. Ben Yehuda (Khikhinashvili) has lived in Moscow. He demonstrated his brilliant business acumen at an early age, and went on to obtain a PhD in Economics from the Adam Smith University, USA. With international experience in various sectors, he is well-known throughout Russia and Europe.
Mr. Ben Yehuda (Khikhinashvili) is a noted philanthropist, who has generously demonstrated his solidarity with the Jewish people and the State of Israel. His munificence includes support for various Jewish communities in Israel, Georgia, Russia and Austria. He has contributed to many Jewish organizations to support their undertakings, including the construction of the Albert Einstein monument at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and support to various youth programs.
Mr. Ben Yehuda (Khikhinashvili) has received numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the “Man of the Year” Leadership Award from the Russian Hospitality Awards and the “Yakir Keren Hayesod” Award for his contribution to Israel.