Chairman of the Board of Directors, founderand principal owner of RCC
Born in 1970 in Sverdlovsk. Graduated from the Ural Business Institute.
His entrepreneurial career began in 1992, when he established Aeron, a company that collected and processed non-ferrous scrap. Within a few years, Aeron became one of the leading suppliers of processed raw materials to local companies.
In 1995, Altushkin became involved in a new business start-up — the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company – and spent the next few years focusing on the company’s further development.
In 2004, he founded the Russian Copper Company. As Chairman of the Board of RCC, he is responsible for the Group’s business development strategy. Under Altushkin’s leadership, the company has implemented a number of unique projects and become one of the biggest copper producers in Russia.
Igor Altushkin is one of the most notable philanthropists and public figures in the Urals region. On his initiative and with his financial support, a number of charitable and social projects are being implemented, with a focus on the conservation of traditional religious and moral values, supporting families, mothers and children, and advancing education and culture, as well as professional and amateur sport.
Igor Altushkin is the Chairman of the Ecology and Natural Resource Management Committee of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Sverdlovsk Region. He is a member of the supervisory boards of St. Petersburg National Mineral Resources University and Chelyabinsk State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
For his economic achievements and contribution to the region’s development, Igor Altushkin has been awarded the title “Citizen of Honour of Sverdlovsk Region.”
In 2017, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, awarded Igor Altushkin with an Order of Friendship in recognition of his achievements and decades of dedicated work. In 2020 by decree of the head of state, Igor Altushkin was awarded the Order of Merit for the Motherland, IV degree «for his great contribution to the organization of work to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection (COVID-19)».