Mikhail (Shamil) Orlov

Being the owner of a seed farm and agroinvestor Mikhail (Shamil) Orlov is a recognized expert in seed breeding and the setting-up of end-to-end food value chains.

Was a member of the Board of Directors of PETKUS Ltd, the world’s leading manufacturer of equipment and integrated solutions for the seed industry.

Founder of Black Earth Farming Ltd, one of Russia’s largest agricultural companies with a total area of arable land of 330’000 hectares, which successfully completed an IPO at the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In the past, the head of the Moscow office of Invesco, managing director of the Moscow office of The Carlyle Group.

He has got Petr Stolypin National Award for «Effective Investments in Agricultural Production» (2008), as well as the Anders Wall Award for a special contribution to the development of agriculture in the European Union (successful implementation of Danilovka agricultural project in Kaluga Region, 2013).