|Olga Mikhailovna Mirimskaya
|Professional field/official position
|Russian businesswoman, former chairman and owner of BCF
|Date of Birth
|February 14, 1964; Zhukovsky city, Moscow region
Olga Mirimskaya biography
Olga Mirimskaya (Mikhailovna) (born on February 14, 1964 in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, RSFSR, USSR) is a Russian businesswoman and former chairman of the board and owner of BKF Bank.
She has been involved in a number of criminal cases. Graduated from the faculty of economic cybernetics at the Plekhanov Institute of Economics, Moscow. Graduated from Plekhanov Institute of Economics in 1986, completed her post-graduate studies at the Institute of USA and Canada in 1989, and the Georgetown University Graduate School of International Policy in 1993.
From 1987 to 1990, she was a Fellow of the Institute of the United States and Canada, USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1990-1992, she worked at the
Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Maryland (USA), and was a consultant to the USSR Supreme Soviet. In 1993 she became the head of Menatep-Inform publishing house. In 1994, she became Vice-President of Menatep Bank.
From 1995 she was the head of Trade House Menatep JSC.
Since 1999, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Russian Product. Since July 2010, he has been the Chairman of the Management Board of BCF Bank LLC.
Since October 2013, she has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of BKF Bank LLC.
In 2015, she ranked 22nd in Forbes’ “Richest Women in Russia” rating with a capital of $100 million. She is the author of several works on the US economy.
She was married to a top Yukos executive and the owner of the Arbat Capital investment group Alexey Golubovich, has three children.
In 2012-2016, she was married to the head of the Zolotaya Korona payment system, Nikolai Smirnov. This ended in a major scandal about Smirnov allegedly “kidnapping” a child from Mirimskaya, who was carried by a surrogate mother.
In 2017, investigators searched Mirimskaya’s home in the village of Nikolina Gora in the Moscow region and also checked her and BCF Bank for support of Ukrainian nationalists from the Right Sector, an organization banned in Russia. On 16 December 2021 Mirimskaya and Yury Nosov, investigator for particularly important cases of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of the Investigative Committee for
Moscow region, were detained by law enforcement authorities.
She is accused of giving a bribe (part 5, article 291 of the Criminal Code) to Yury Nosov in the amount of 3,250,000 rubles by the Main Investigative Department (GSO) of the Investigative Committee. The latter was in charge of the case of the kidnapping of the daughter of Olga Mirimskaya. The investigator was accused of taking a bribe in an especially large amount (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code).
Olga Mirimskaya family
As of July 2021, unmarried, raising a six-year-old daughter Sofia. In addition, she has three adult children – Ilya, Arkady and Natalia. Source: tadviser
Olga Mirimskaya crimes
Law enforcement authorities in December 2021 detained the owner of BCF bank Olga Mirimskaya. The court sent her to a detention center until February 15, 2022.
Also, the investigator Yuri Nosov, who handled her case, was detained. He is suspected of taking bribes with Honda CR-V and Mitsubishi Outlander cars from Mirimskaya. Mirimskaya had a falling out with her two husbands, Alexei Golubovich of Arbat Capital and Nikolai Smirnov, one of the heads of the Zolotaya Korona (KoronaPay brand) payment system.
At the end of 2017, a criminal case was opened against Mirimskaya. She was suspected of violating the secrecy of telephone conversations of lawyers of her former civil husband Smirnov, with whom the ex-wife was sued “for separation from her daughter.” On October 30 of the same year, Mirimsky filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the family of Nikolai Smirnov. In it, Mirimskaya justified the need to recover $15 million in moral damages in her favor for the “separation from his daughter.