Felix Chertok is a businessman and an investor. Owner of the leading alcohol distribution company in Ukraine — "AV" Trading House, member of the Board of Trustees of the Dnipropetrovsk Jewish Community.
Place of birth. He was born on August 29, 1974, in Ukraine, in the city of Dnipro, in a family of Ukrainian Jews.
Education. He is a catering technologist by profession, graduated from the Dnipro Technological and Economic College.
Passed more than 100 business trainings in Ukraine and abroad on the following topics:
building a successful team.
A big supporter of Yitzhak Adize's methodology (one of the world's leading change management experts) and actively applies it in his own businesses.
Hobbies, religion. For the past 25 years, Felix Chertok has been fond of skiing, likes to play amateur football, and reads business literature. Practices Judaism. He calls the Torah his favorite book.
Felix Chertok is the founder of "AV" Trading House
Felix Chertok started his entrepreneurship at the age of 16.
He made his way from the owner of a videocassette rental company to the founder of one of the largest alcohol distribution companies in Ukraine — AV Trading House, which has been supplying alcoholic products to Ukrainian consumers for 25 years.
Since 1994, he started working in the field of wholesale trade of alcoholic beverages and food products. Took part in importing goods from abroad.
In 1998, he found manufacturing partners for cooperation in the field of distribution of their own brands of products.
As of 2023, "AV" Trading House is a leading distribution company in Ukraine, which enables the annual supply of more than 24 million bottles of high-quality alcoholic beverages to the market. The company employs 220 specialists.
Felix Chertok. Dnipro. "AV" trading house
Brands created by Felix Chertok:
Green Day vodka;
cognac "Dovbush Carpathian";
Kosher Collection wines.
A professional team of technologists and tasters works for on the process of production and tasting of products.
Currently, Felix Chertok is investing in several IT projects for entrepreneurs in the distribution field. Has plans to present projects to the market in the near future.
The entrepreneur is looking for the best solutions to create products that are rapidly taking leading positions in the industry and are in demand among consumers.
Felix Chertok. Family.
Married. Has seven children and a grandchild, teaches children to play sports. Considers the process of upbringing to be a balance between strictness and kindness.
The father of the businessman — Borys Chertok — was a successful entrepreneur, the owner of "Lira" LLC — a producer of meat and sausage products.
Charity. Since 2010, Felix Chertok has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dnipropetrovsk Jewish Community. Thanks to the businessman's participation in the work of the board of trustees, more than 30 institutions and about 15,000 people receive assistance every year.
Among the projects supported by the businessman:
Since 2012, Chertok has been taking care of the "Bait leBanot" boarding house for girls. This is a home for girls who became orphans at an early age. The children are looked after and given a decent education — in particular, after finishing school, they study in Mahon. Felix initiated raising funds for reconstruction of the building and providing better living conditions for the children.
The "Beit Baruch" home for the elderly. The institution is designed for 100 people, half of them are currently refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine. The project provides people with food, housing, and medical care.
Social programs for women of the "Khana" Foundation.
Two orphanages for Jewish children, a school, a kindergarten.
The JMC Jewish Medical Center. Thanks to the support of the Jewish community of Dnipro during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, the center provided free vaccination services to the citizens.
War. The entrepreneur's company — "AV" Trading House — is constantly supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine after the start of a full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. The company provided all the employees who joined the ranks of the Armed Forces with everything necessary, in addition, "AV" purchases equipment for the army and provides financial and humanitarian assistance every month.
In addition, Felix Chertok invests in creative and social projects that help society.
Area of interest
Areas of interest for an entrepreneur include building a business, developing new products/brands, investing, philanthropy, marketing, and developing unique products that improve the lives of consumers.
"The world belongs to patient people"
"Entrepreneurship is DNA, and entrepreneurs are people who create new products, change the world, and define the face of the state. These people should not demonstrate a luxurious way of life — showing themselves to the people in a spiritual plane, and not only through the material."
"A mistake is an inseparable and important part of a person's life. Mistakes open opportunities. This is the key to growth."
The businessman notes that he likes to interact with smart people, appreciates open communication and people in the team, and is inspired by successful people and competitors.
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