Kazakh & Israeli Dual Citizen, Lithuanian Jewish
Alexander Mashkevich, Patokh Chodiev, and Alijan Ibragimov are “The Trio” Eurasian National Resources Corporation , London, Kazakh & African metals and mining also in Eastern Europe. 2009 $3.8b sales.
Mashkevich may control 1/4 of Khazakhstan’s economy. Khazakhstan predominately Muslim, he funded the largest synagogue in the region and the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, donating hundreds of thousands annually to Central Asian Jewish support.
Wealthy Kazakh businessman looks to make mark on Jewish world www.ncsj.orgBy Lev Krichevsky October 18, 2004 “Although this figure is dwarfed by Lev Levayev, another Jewish businessman from Central Asia, it is enough to make Mashkevich a major player in Central Asian Jewish life.
“My interest in Jewish life is relatively new,” Mashkevich admitted recently in a rare interview in the Kazakh capital of Astana.”
With his partners Chodiev and Ibragimov, Mashkevich helped to develop these assets, and is a major shareholder in Eurasian National Resources Corporation (ENRC), now one of the world’s leading natural resources groups. ENRC, based in London, operates a number of metals assets in Kazakhstan and Africa, having acquired numerous mining operations in Eastern Europe and Africa. In 2009, ENRC generated a $1,462 million profit on sales of $3.8 billion.
ENRC was floated on the London Stock Exchange in December 2007, with a market capitalisation on Admission of approximately £6.8 billion.
In 2013, ENRC was privatized to form Eurasian Resources Group.
Mashkevich served as president of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress (EAJC) until 2011. The EAJC is one of the five regional branches of World Jewish Congress (WJC). In this capacity, he has visited a number of synagogues around the world and met with many prominent individuals. In 2002, Mashkevich had a private meeting with then-Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. In apparent consultation with Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, he asked his personal friend Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to intervene with Iran concerning Israeli soldiers captured by Hizbullah. Also, while in Israel, Mashkevich “several times rather closely cooperated” with Kazakh Ambassador, now Deputy Foreign Minister, Kairat Abdurakhmanov.
Mashkevich is one of the owners of Alferon Management. Based in London, Alferon Management has acquired mining operations in different places: Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Kosovo, Russia, and other countries.