Vadim Shulman 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy Euro-Asian Jewish Congress)
The Euro-Asian Jewish Congress is expected to elect businessman Vadim Shulman to
be its new president at a gathering at the King David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem
The businessman, who holds Russian, Ukrainian and Israeli
citizenships, is the only candidate to put forward his name to head the Jewish
advocacy group, which is an affiliate of the World Jewish Congress.
will replace Kazakhstani- Israeli businessman Alexander Machkevitch who founded
the organization 10 years ago.
According to the Euro- Asian Jewish
Congress website, the 51-year-old Shulman made his money during the 1990s from
investments in mining and telecommunications.
“Making money is not my
main goal in my life – nor of those of many businessmen,” he recently told
Calcalist in an interview.
“Money is of course important and one has to
invest it wisely but there are different forms of investment. The decision to
invest in orphanages and hospitals, or fixing up religious institutes, benefits
the donor not in nominal terms but gives him a sense of satisfaction.”
recent years he has donated to Jewish causes in Dnipropetrovsk and Kiev and is
also the head of the Ukrainian Tennis Federation.
Machkevitch said he
stepped down in order to “focus on his businesses.”