Table of Contents:
· Brief biography of Gleb Fetisov
· Gleb Fetisov’s sports achievements
Successful businessmen are competitive by nature. They know what self-discipline is and are motivated by a challenge, whether inside or outside of the boardroom. Hence it is no surprise that many business leaders often double as successful amateur athletes. For example, Leonid Boguslavsky does triathlon, Vladimir Potanin plays hockey, Sergey Galitsky is active on the football field.
Gleb Fetisov has a long record of sporting achievements. He plays chess, gold, and polo for the Moscow Polo Club, all on the semi-professional level.
Brief biography of Gleb Fetisov
The businessman was born on June 5, 1966, in Electrostal, Russia. In 1983, he became a student of the Faculty of Economics at Moscow State University, which he graduated with honors.
In 1998, Fetisov obtained Ph.D. in economics, followed by a Doctorate degree in 2008. He was given the title of professor in 2007 by the Higher Attestation Committee of Moscow State University.
In 2013, Gleb Fetisov established Fetisoff Illusion film production company and went on to release such titles as Chef, a comedy starring Robert John Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson, Loveless, a drama by Andrey Zvaygintsev, Sobibor, which became a directing debut of a famous Russian actor, Konstantin Khabensky.
Gleb Fetisov’s sporting achievements
Fetisov is a semi-professional yachtsman and chess player. His golf achievements include the first prize in the 50+ age category in a golf competition among amateurs (Mid-Amateur) held by the Russian Golf Association.
The entrepreneur plays for the Moscow Polo Club. In 2021, the Russian team was invited to take part in the prestigious international tournament, the POLO RIDER CUP held in the French town of Chantilly. The contest was attended by 12 teams from Argentina, Hong Kong, France, Germany, the USA, Spain, and Russia – the first time for the Russian polo players.
The Russian team was headed by Mikhail Rodzianko, director of the Moscow Polo Club. The team included Gleb Fetisov and two French players: Simon Zavaleta and Edward Pun. Though they didn’t win the tournament, the players demonstrated the highest level achieved by Russian polo in recent years and its ability to compete on-par with the best in the game.
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