Igor Makarov In The Press
The clinic was made possible by a donation from Igor Makarov, founder of Areti International Group, a Switzerland-based oil and energy company. Makarov, who has an office in Jacksonville, is a former Russian bicycling champion and philanthropist. Makarov became aware of autism after watching the film “The Accountant,” starring Ben Affleck as a CPA who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, on the high functioning end of the spectrum. Through his friendship with Eugene Frenkel, who is a member of Mount Sinai’s board of directors and executive committee, he agreed to donate the funds for the establishment of the clinic (the exact amount is protected by a donor’s confidentiality agreement). Read More >>
Igor Makarov is the founder of Itera, the first independent Russian gas company. In the late 1990s, it was Russia’s main exporter of gas from Turkmenistan, where Makarov was born. For a time, he capitalized on his connections to high-ranking officials at the Russian natural gas monopoly Gazprom, acquiring Gazprom assets, including big gas fields, for next to nothing. But after Vladimir Putin shook up the oil giant’s leadership in 2001, Itera nearly lost its business. Read More >>
Russian businessman Igor Makarov is the 53rd richest person in Russia and ranked 792nd in the list of World Billionaires. Born Igor Viktorovich Makarov in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan in 1962, he graduated from Turkmen State University in 1983 and later served in the Army. Read More >>
The Mount Sinai Adult Autism Clinic was generously funded by Igor Makarov and the Makarov Foundation.