Biography of Maxim YakovlevMaxim Nikolayevich Yakovlev, a Russian entrepreneur, is the president of the group of companies Polygraphoformeneration, a leader in the domestic packaging industry. Head of the European representative office of the South Korean biotech company Unhwa. Partner educational online platform EduMarket. In its activities, it adheres to the principles of humanism, a supporter of innovation and bold business decisions.
Yakovlev Maxim Nikolaevich
Childhood and educationMaxim Nikolayevich Yakovlev is a native of the Kazakh city of Temirtau, where the famous metallurgical plant, known as the Kazakhstan Magnitogorsk, was located. The boy's father, like many residents of the city, worked at the mine.
After graduating from high school in Temirtau, Maxim Yakovlev enrolled at the Moscow Construction College, continuing his studies at the evening school at the same time. In 1983, having a diploma of a technical school in his hands, he moved to Leningrad and successfully passed the entrance exams to the Leningrad Institute of Technology.
Business careerAfter graduating from university with a red diploma, Yakovlev became a heat engineer at the Leningrad Ceramics Plant, but for a long time he did not stay in this industry: his personal qualities ensured rapid progress along the career ladder, switching his interest to the sphere of management.
In 1990, he headed the supply department of the small state enterprise Linstek, in 1992 he took the chair of the general director of the closed joint-stock company Maya. It was during this period that the entrepreneur formed his idea of doing business, based on a humanistic approach to management and “human capital”. People are not a means, but the main goal of any business, these are the life principles of Yakovlev.
In 1994, Maxim Yakovlev, having established himself as a promising manager, joined the board of directors of the Kirov Plant, a machine-building enterprise of the federal scale, one of the largest in St. Petersburg.
In the same year, Maxim Yakovlev took the helm of the company Poligraphoformlenie, an enterprise with a history leading from 1879, but at that time it was in a deplorable state.Under his leadership, the company, transformed into the holding of JSC Poligrafoformleniye, received a salutary renovation that helped bridge the technological gap with foreign colleagues and take the company to an international level.
In 1997, Poligraphoform acquired a modern machine for high-speed 8-color flex printing and a modern laminator - these were the first steps towards a global packaging market. Already in 2002 Polygraph Registration joined the Global Packaging Alliance (GPA) international union of packaging manufacturers.
The head of the group of companies "Polygraph" Maxim Yakovlev in production
Maxim Yakovlev todayThe energy and managerial talent of Maxim Yakovlev found a way out not only in the activity of “Polygraph-Registration”, but also in a number of other socially significant projects.
The entrepreneur has long been interested in issues of longevity and the fight against aging, focusing on the latest achievements of Asian countries. So, in 2010, Maxim Yakovlev helped the biotech company Unhwa (South Korea) to get into the CIS market, leading its European representative office in St. Petersburg.
The Unhwa company is engaged in the biotechnological cultivation of valuable ingredients from plant cell producers. The cells are called Cambial meristematic cells. This technology, which makes it possible to produce vegetable bio-raw materials on an industrial scale, has been approved by leading biologists at Rockefeller University, Harvard Medical School, and the Center for Integrative Medicine of the University of Maryland. Maxim Yakovlev is confident that cooperation with Unhwa will provide a competitive advantage to the Russian branch of herbal medicine.
Maxim Yakovlev at the Pharmacy Summit (2015)