Emin Iskenderov is a Russia-born real estate developer and businessman based in Paris (France) and known for the mixed use twin towers project Hermitage Plaza. He is also a member of the Economic Council under the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in France.
Emin Iskenderov was born February 15, 1976 in Moscow in a family of civil servants. His father worked in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, his mother is a gynecologist. He passed his childhood and school years in Moscow. At the age of 15 he went to France with his parents. In Paris he continues his studies and in 1997 obtains a diploma at the European Institute of Business (IEA) in « Management of international relations. » He currently lives in Paris and is the President of the real estate development and investment Group HERMITAGE.
At the end of high school, Emin Iskenderov is appointed to head the International Relations Department for the investment company «F3I Vendôme». From 1998 to 2000 Emin Iskenderov returns to Moscow to continue his career in the financial sector. In 2000, he begins working in the real estate and development sector and in 2004 creates his company – HERMITAGE Group.
Member of the French National Federation of Developers (FPI), the Group is today one of the most dynamic members of the Paris real estate market. The HERMITAGE Group is the first Russian developer to operate in a western market and become a full-fledged player within that market, whilst competing successfully with French business participants.
The Group’s projects
«Les Allées de l’Hermitage»
Is a residential complex, located near the EuroDisney Park, it is earmarked and selected as one of the best residential projects of the Paris region by the specialized press.
«Jardin des Muses»
Is a residential complex in Massy, 15 km from Paris.
Is a mixed-use project composed of 320 meter-high twin towers located at the entrance to the business quarter of Paris – La Defense. It will be the first and biggest high-rise multi-functional complex of Western Europe. The construction of the complex is strongly supported by the local authorities and the French State administration. On June 11th, 2010, during the exhibition consecrated to Franco-Russian relations, held at the Grand Palais, Emin Iskenderov presented the project «Hermitage Plaza» to the Russian and French Prime Ministers, Vladimir Putin and F. Fillon. On June 19th, 2010, within the framework of the 13th International Economic Forum held in St. Petersburg, Hermitage and the local planning authorities of Paris-La Défense, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the project’s importance in Franco-Russian relations, in presence of former Russian and French Presidents, Dimitri Medvedev and Nicolas Sarkozy.
Emin Iskenderov has an active charitable activity.
In December 2011 and June 2012 he participates in the charity event organized by Massimo Gargia in Paris in support to the reconstruction of the Saint-Cloud castle in favour of the association « Reconstruction of St. Cloud ».
In April 2012 he helps the Association-Museum of His Majesty’s Lifeguards Cossack Regiment founded by Paul I in 1798 in Courbevoie.
In August 2012 he participates in a charity ball Fund « White Lily » established by Emilia Kazandjian that helps children with low-income families from Abkhazia.
In April 2013 Emin Iskenderov contributes to the Association « Little Trotters » (Association « Les P’tits Cracks »), which helps and supports children with cancer.
In October 2014 he takes part in a charity event «The Great Gatsby» in favor of the Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy (Fondation Motrice).
In addition, for over 7 years Emin Iskenderov provides financial support to the Association of Mayors of the Ile-de-France region (AMIF).