Founder and President of BMI

Dr. Boris Mints

Dr. Boris Mints, President of Boris Mints Institute

Boris Mints was born on July 24, 1958 in Moldavia into a family of Military Officer.
Boris Mints is a Russian businessman, philanthropist, committed supporter of cultural and social projects. He is married to Marina Mints. Boris and Marina have three sons and a daughter. Dr. Mints received his education in Physics and Mathematics, specialising in theoretical physics. Dr. Mints has been one of the most influential businessmen in Russia in the 2004 - 2017. Currently Boris Mints is the Vice President of the World Jewish Congress, which is one of the largest and most significant organisation that represents Jewish people from over 100 countries, representing their plurality. He is also the Chairman of the Council of Patrons of The Conference of European Rabbis (CER), which is the primary Orthodox rabbinical alliance in Europe. CER unites more than 700 religious leaders of the mainstream synagogue communities. The CER is called to protect the religious rights of Jews in Europe and has always been the expert address for European Jewish communities and rabbis for support in the facilitation of their religious functions, recruitment of rabbis and educators, and other issues. Dr. Mints is also a President and Founder of The Boris Mints Institute, which is based on The Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences in Tel Aviv University, and honorary Professor of Tel Aviv University.Having great passion and interest in art Boris Mints established a Museum of Russian Impressionism in Moscow in 2014. The permanent exposition is based on more than 100 artworks of widely acknowledged Russian artists. The museum is a part of the very highly recognised International Council of Museums (ICOM). 

  • Conference of European Rabbis:  Chairman of the Board of Patrons

  • Russian Jewish Congress: Member of Committee.

  • Chairman of the Board of Gaidar Fund.

  • Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs: Member of Board, Member of Committee of the Finance Industry.

  • Chamber of Commerce and  Industry: Member of the Committee of the Investment Strategy. Chairman of Working Group on general enquiry of Commercial and Economic collaboration of Russian-Latvian Business Council.    Member of Russian-Austrian Business Council.

  • Vladimir Spivakov’s International Charity Fund: Member of the Board of Patrons.

  • Member of Board of Patrons of Mariinsky Theater.

  • Member of Board of Patrons of the Regional Charity Fund “Child Rehabilitation. Romanoff’s Center”.

  • Member of the Charity Fund of the Theatrics Development Contribution “Dramatis personae”.

  • Member of   Board of Patrons of the Multimedia Art Museum and supporting Fund of the Art and Education “Multimedia and Art”.

  • Member of the International Board of Patrons of the All-Russian State library of the foreign literature named after M.I.Rudomino.

  • 1st awardee of the “Mercy” Prize.

  • Awardee of the Dashkova’s Prize “Philanthropist of the Year”.