|Ethnicity Russian Jewish|
Name Eugene Shvidler
|Spouse(s) Zara Shvidler|
Citizenship Russian & American
Parents Mark Iosifovich Shvidler
|Full Name Evgeny Markovich Shvidler|
Born 23 March 1964 (age 57) (1964-03-23) Ufa, Russia
Alma mater Gubkin Institute of Petrochemicals and Natural GasM.B.A. Fordham University
Net worth US$ 1.2 billion (Sept 2013)
Education Fordham University, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas
Similar Farkhad Akhmedov, Alexander Abramov, Roman Abramovich
Evgeny Markovich Shvidler (Russian: Евгений Маркович Швидлер, born 23 March 1964), also Eugene Shvidler, is a Russian-American oil businessman. Although not often referred to as one of that country's prominent business oligarchs (since he became a United States citizen in 1994), he nevertheless made his fortune in Russia during the privatization of Russian industry and maintains a close ongoing connection to fellow oligarch Roman Abramovich and his circle.
Shvidler was born in Ufa, Russia, into the prominent Jewish family of Soviet geologist Mark Iosifovich Shvidler. He received a degree in mathematics from the Gubkin Institute of Petrochemicals and Natural Gas and an MBA from Fordham University. Early in his career he worked for Deloitte & Touche in New York and became a U.S. citizen. He later returned to Russia, where he teamed up with Roman Abramovich to start the oil trading outfit Runicom S.A. In 1995, the men partnered to gain control of oil giant Sibneft "in an auction that some experts," according to the Irish Independent, "suspect of having been rigged"; Shvidler joined Sibneft initially as senior Vice President and served as company president from 1998 until October 2005, when Russian state energy company Gazprom acquired Sibneft. For most of his tenure, Sibneft was Russia's fastest growing oil company in terms of production, and its most profitable in terms of earnings per barrel.
Eugene Shvidler is chairman of Millhouse LLC, the investment and asset management company he shares with Abramovich and their partners.
He is married to Zara Shvidler and has five children.