Fares Kilzie (born June 4, 1968) is an entrepreneur and Chairman of Creon Capital.
In 2016, Kilzie took the lead in the establishment of a direct investment fund, Creon Energy Fund SICAV-SIF, focused on investments in the chemicals sector in the Russian Federation. The Fund is investing in the projects at their initial stage, in growing and expanding Russian and CIS companies, as well as in eco-projects of 'green' economy and alternative energy, which are in line with international ESG standards. The managing company and the unlimited partner is Creon Capital S.a.r.l. with the head office located in Luxembourg. The partners of Creon Capital are Intertrust, Ernst & Young S.A., Arendt & Medernach S.A. and Alfa Asset Management Europe.
In 2014, he founded, jointly with World Wildlife Fund Russia (WWF), the Environmental Transparency Rating “Rational Approach”. The project encourages oil and gas enterprises to protect the environment and run sustainable and socially responsible businesses in the post-Soviet area.
In 2012, Kilzie took charge of Creon Group, founded by him in 2002, which has been the official adviser of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation throughout several years, in particular in the classification of questions regarding liquefied hydro carbonic gas, which is considered to be the basis for customs-tariff regulation.
In 2002, he founded CREON, a Russian advisory firm in management consulting covering gas, chemicals, petrochemicals and related industries. The Company also organizes trade conferences, attended by over 10,000 international experts.
In 2001, Kilzie established the first independent industry-specific information agency RCC.ru (Russian Chemical Consulting), which has become one of the most authoritative corporate information portals in Russia in the area.
In 1996, he was appointed Managing Director of Faba Chemicals GmbH, where he was engaged in development and implementation of projects on optimization of direct supplies of raw materials from Russia and CIS countries with arrangement of project financing, insurance of project risks in Russia.
In 1993, he started at the Moscow Office of Anas Group. In 1995 he was appointed Managing Director of the Company, whose duties included estimation of competitive environment and competitiveness of manufacture of chemical production at the level of countries, regions of Russia and countries of the Central and Eastern Europe, as well as drawing up of reviews on condition and development prospects of separate chemical companies and enterprises.
Kilzie speaks fluent Russian, English, German, Arabic and Spanish. He is married and has six children.
In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements 33 (31%) U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity 30 (28%) U.S. wants to dissolve Russia 24 (22%) U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China 21 (19%)