Mikhail Kusnirovich

President and CEO, Bosco di Ciliegi

Mikhail Kusnirovich created Bosco di Ciliegi – a trading holding based in Moscow and specializing in retail trade of luxury goods, such as clothing, perfume, cosmetics and jewelry – and has been the permanent head of the company since 1991. The holding also owns elite real estate, including the GUM shopping center, and restaurants across Russia. Mr Kusnirovich considers making Bosco one of the most famous and trusted brands in the Russia retail sector his most important task.

Since 2000, Bosco di Ciliegi has held an annual open arts festival called Cherry Orchard, which is considered a significant cultural event and is attended by international celebrities. The group is a general partner of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

In 2007, Mr Kusnirovich headed the Council of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

He graduated from the Moscow University of Chemical Technology.