Biography of Andrey Birzhin
Andrey Alexandrovich Birzhin is a Russian entrepreneur, founder of the Glorax Group investment holding.
Glorax Group founder Andrey Birzhin
Childhood and education
The hometown of Andrey Birizhin is Shuya, Ivanovo region. It was here that the future founder of the Glorax Group was born on April 12, 1981. However, later his family moved to Khotkovo near Moscow.
In 1998, Birzhin received a school certificate and became a student of the Faculty of Economics of Moscow State University (specialty “Management”), which he successfully graduated in 2002.
After graduating from the university, he took part in local development programs for the Moscow region.
In 2001, while still a student, he headed LLC Geostroydizayn. Four years later, he was offered a similar position of general director at Zhilstroy LLC. Until 2009, he was engaged in the integration of innovative projects in the field of construction and reconstruction.
For almost 10 years of work in the construction industry, Andrei Birzhin gained impressive experience, which helped him found and head the investment and construction holding Tekta Group. Under his leadership, in a relatively short period (2010–2011), the development company has become a leader in the Moscow region, increasing its investment portfolio of projects sixfold.
In 2013, Birzhin decided to expand his area of responsibility – by selling 30% of the Tekta Group shares, the start-up capital was obtained for the foundation of the Glorax Capital private equity fund.
Among the main tasks of the newly formed company was the development of development and infrastructure projects and industrial enterprises, financial support for copyright projects in the field of information technology. By 2014, the value of the investment package belonging to Mr. Birzhin’s fund exceeded the $ 1 billion mark.
For a long time, Glorax Capital has focused on real estate construction (residential and commercial) in the Moscow region and abroad (hotel business), as well as on supporting companies in the industrial sector. The interests of the investment fund cover a wide range of industries, while the Glorax Group is best known as a developer.
In 2014, within the Glorax Group, a structural unit was founded – Glorax Development, whose main specialization was residential, commercial and municipal construction, as well as the construction of municipal infrastructure.
By 2016, the total volume of only Moscow projects of Glorax Development exceeded the mark of 700 thousand m2. In the St. Petersburg real estate market, the company entered the top ten leading developers. The Glorax Development land fund is more than 80 hectares.
For his achievements in commercial and social activities, Andrey Birzhin was awarded a number of awards, including the real estate prize RREF Awards-2012, “Person of the Year”, the Order of St. Sergius of Radonezh, II degree. In 2012, the authoritative business publication Kommersant included Birzhin in the list of Russian top managers in the construction industry.
Hobbies and charity
Among socially significant programs, charity occupies a key place – as an Orthodox Christian, Andrei Birzhin has been helping the Holy Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius for more than five years. With his assistance, the educational buildings of the monastery were repaired, a project of a hostel for students of the seminary was developed, new outbuildings were built and old ones were restored.
Andrey Birzhin is fond of extreme sports (races, expeditions) and inspires the Glorax Life sports team for victorious achievements.
The entrepreneur is married. The couple are raising two children.