Boris Jordan, President and CEO of the Sputnik Group
Boris Jordan is the President and CEO of the Sputnik
Group Ltd., which he launched in 1998.
Mr. Jordan sets the strategic direction of
the firm and is responsible for its overall
management along with the Group’s senior
management. He is also President of Renaissance
Insurance, a member of the Sputnik Group of companies; member of the boards of affiliated insurance companies in Russia and Ukraine.
From 2001 through January 2003, Boris Jordan led a team of Sputnik Group
professionals in orchestrating a management turnaround of Gazprom-Media,
Russia’s largest media group encompassing the NTV national channel, the
NTV Plus satellite pay-TV service and a number of other television, radio and
publishing businesses. Mr. Jordan is widely credited with completing
a management and financial turn-around of NTV during his tenure and
enabling NTV to become the first major Russian network to turn an annual
Prior to founding the Sputnik Group, Mr. Jordan was President and CEO of
Renaissance Capital Group, which he co-founded in 1995, and built into
Russia’s first Western-style investment bank focused exclusively on serving
the Russian market. Renaissance Capital brought together all forms of
financial intermediation, including commercial banking, investment/merchant
banking, asset management and insurance, and advised on many of the
most prominent privatizations, acquisitions and securities offerings of
Russian companies. Renaissance Capital and Mr. Jordan also sponsored the
formation of the Sputnik Funds, which constituted the largest group of private
equity funds invested in Russia’s economy since the fall of the Soviet Union
(over $500 million invested).
From 1992 to 1995, Boris Jordan was managing director, co-head of the Moscow office of CS First Boston.
In 1996 Boris Jordan was named among 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the WEF. The same year under Mr. Jordan’s leadership Renaissance Capital Group received a nomination of “Most trusted Financial Institution in Russia” from Euromoney Magazine.
In 1999, Boris Jordan founded and provided the majority of the funding for the Alexey Jordan Cadet Corps Fund. The Fund has been working since throughout the Russian Federation and gives financial support to the cadet schools.
Mr. Jordan received his BA from New York University.