Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor Biography
Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor is a Russian philanthropist and businessman with close ties to Russia’s Vladimir Putin regime. Kantor is the CEO of the Acron Group, one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of mineral fertilizer.
How old is Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor? – Age
He is 68 years old as of 8 September 2021. He was born in 1953 in the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor Family – Education
In 1976, he graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) and worked as a researcher for MAI and NPO Spektr. He received his Ph.D. in Spacecraft Automatic Control Systems in 1981.
Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor Wife
Kantor and Anna Kantor have four sons and one daughter.
Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor Net Worth
He has an estimated net worthof 12.7 billion USD.
Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor Career
Kantor was the Director General of Intelmas, a telecommunications company, from 1989 to 1993. He worked as an economic adviser to the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly from 1996 to 2000. Kantor is the CEO of the Acron Group, one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of mineral fertilizer. He has close ties to Russia’s Vladimir Putin regime.
Kantor has been President of the European Jewish Congress since 2007, and has been re-elected in 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020. The EJC, the largest secular organization representing the interests of European Jewry, is a powerful international public association representing 2.5 million Jews in 42 national Jewish communities across the European continent.
Kantor was re-elected Chairman of the World Jewish Congress Policy Council for the third time in 2021. He is also a Vice President of the Jewish Leadership Council. He founded the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University in 2010. Moshe Kantor was appointed Chancellor of the Council by Yad Vashem in 2019, after serving as a member of its Directorate since 2010. Kantor presided over the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC) from 2005 to 2009. In 2005, he founded and led the World Holocaust Forum (WHF), and in 2006, he founded and led the European Jewish Fund. Kantor founded and chairs the European Jewish Fund (EJF).
He was the president of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation.
Kantor’s World Holocaust Forum in 2020 sparked outrage after Vladimir Putin was allowed to deliver a speech that distorted the Soviet Union’s role in World War II. The forum declined to give Polish President Andrzej Duda a speaking slot. He is the President of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation’s founder and president (ECTR).
Kantor established and was elected president of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe in 2007, an international non-governmental organization comprised of world-renowned experts on nuclear non-proliferation, materials, and delivery vehicles. The Forum was established by a decision of the International Conference, which took place in Luxembourg on May 24-25, 2007.
Over 50 renowned experts from 14 countries attended the conference, including Sergey Kirienko, Director General of the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Nikolay Laverov, Academician and Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), William Perry, former Secretary of Defense of the United States, and Hans Blix, Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission.