We are creating a better future


With the creation of the Mints Family Charitable Foundation, we want to expand the scope of the philanthropic activities of the Mints family. We pursue charitable initiatives in the field of culture and art. We expand and create new ties among Jewish communities - preserving the continuity of generations and family values. We are implementing research programmes in the field of fundamental knowledge and educational programmes (grants) for talented youths, drawing on cooperation from the best world experts. We are creating a better future.

«The aim and guiding principles of this Foundation are, to make philanthropic contributions, assist with social and community advancement, and provide support to non-profit organisations (including educational organisations, charitable funds, arts and cultural organisations, and medical organisations) and classes of individuals in the spheres of education and science, arts, culture and medicine.»

― Mints Family Charitable Foundation

Mints Family

Boris Mints is a Russian entrepreneur, philanthropist, and committed supporter of cultural and social projects. In 1980 Boris graduated from the Physics Faculty of Ivanovo State University, having specialised in theoretical physics. He worked in municipal and government establishments for 11 years, acted as General Director of REN TV media holding for two years, was a Chairman of Board of Directors of Otkritie Financial Corporation and established the O1 Group in 2004. Boris Mints is not only ranked No. 72 in the Forbes ranking of Russian Billionaires, but he is also a winner of the Prize named after Yekaterina Romanovna Dashkova in the “Philanthropist” category and the first person to be given the Miloserdiye Award for commitment to humanitarian values.

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He is married to Marina Mints who is also a graduate of Ivanovo State University. Mrs. Mints worked as lecturer at Ivanovo State University for 13 years and then continued her career at Moscow State Technological University. Boris and Marina have three sons Dmitry, Alexander and Igor, a daughter Alena, and five grandsons and granddaughters.


The eldest son, Dmitry Mints, is a graduate of Moscow State Institute of International Relations and holds a degree in International Commerce. For several years he held different managerial positions in SDM-Bank, Otkritie Bank and Otkritie Financial Corporation. Dmitry has been the chairman of the Management Board of O1 Properties since the company’s foundation in 2010. According to the American periodical The M&A Advisor, Dmitry Mints won the Emerging Leaders Awards Europe for young business leaders under the age of 40, working in the financial services industries of M&A, financing and restructuring.


Younger sons of Boris and Marina are twin brothers Alexander and Igor, who both hold Economics Master’s degrees from Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Alexander started his career in SDM-Bank, continued as a head of research in Alfa Capital multi-family office and has been working with EG Capital Advisors since company’s establishment in 2013. He also holds the position of Managing Director at O1 Group.


Igor Mints has been a member of the Supervisory Board of EG Capital Advisors since 2014. At the 01 Group of companies, he was a Managing Director in charge of the International Investments. Previously, he worked at Managing Company «Kaskol» as an investment analyst. Igor Mints also started out at CB SDM Bank, for the Department of Internal Management and Control. He is a member of the Board of Directors of United Wagon Company and financial group Future. Igor has been the Managing Director of the O1 Group since 2014 as well.


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Initiatives and Projects