Alexey Karakhan

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 13

Alexey Karakhan
Former CEO
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: Moscow

So far, my professional life has been a story of change and reinvention – I have tried myself in completely different fields, always attempting to combine my previous experience and knowledge in order to elaborate a new unconventional approach and a broader perspective. I try to apply the same principles of creativity and freedom in my personal life as well – as a proud husband, and father of three, I truly believe that broadening the horizons and learning about the world around us is crucial for achieving inner balance.

I started my career as a journalist at a newspaper soon after my studies, and later switched to the position of Head of Communications at an investment bank. This path led me to activities related to corporate culture and brand development at one of Russia’s major financial groups where I was eventually promoted to CEO. Unfortunately, this period did not last long as the company was nationalized following one of Russia’s biggest bank crises, but I consider this experience one of my most important achievements.

I am now focusing on my next challenges, and my current endeavor is to combine my biggest interests – business development and conscious travel – and launch a chain of hotels located in remote areas of our planet, where visitors could discover the beauty of local nature and cultures while developing a very conscious philosophy, which, I hope, they would later apply in their everyday lives.

I was nominated to become a THNKer by Yan E. Yanovskiy