Andrei Skoch was born in Nikolskoye village in 1966. Before entering the university, he did military service in the reconnaissance and amphibious company of the Soviet Army. Returning to civilian life, the future politician entered the Moscow State Open Pedagogical University, where he studied Psychology. Later, Andrei Skoch also completed postgraduate studies and earned a candidate of sciences degree.
ANDREI SKOCH’S BUSINESS CAREER: ENTERPRISES AND WORK AT INTERFIN
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In the early 90s, Andrei Vladimirovich Skoch went into business together with his business partner Lev Kvetnoi. Andrei Skoch started his entrepreneurial career by selling computers and creating his own bakery, and later he and his business partner switched to trading in petroleum products – they processed raw materials and sold them at their petrol stations.
In 1995, the entrepreneurs invested the money they had earned in a businessman Alisher Usmanov’s project – the Interfin company, which carried out various operations with securities and subsequently invested in the metallurgical industry. In the second half of the 1990s, the organization acquired part of the shares of the Oskol Electrometallurgical Combine, as well as a share in the Lebedinsky Mining and Processing Plant, where Skoch Andrei Vladimirovich worked as a deputy general director.
In 1999, Andrei Vladimirovich Skoch decided to leave the business world for a political career. He transferred his assets to his father Vladimir Skoch, who had been working in industry for a long time.