Sistema is the publicly-traded diversified holding company in Russia and the CIS. Established in 1993, today Sistema is a large private investor operating in the real sector of the Russian economy. Sistema's investment portfolio comprises stakes in predominantly Russian companies representing various sectors of economy, including telecommunications, ecommerce and retail, timber processing, agriculture, high technology, banking, healthcare services, pharmacy and biotech, real estate and hospitality. Sistema is the controlling shareholder in most of its portfolio companies also investing in non-control shares of growing and high potential businesses together with financial partners and via venture capital (Sistema_VC, Sistema Asia etc.). Sistema's competencies focus on improvement of the operational and ESG performance of its portfolio assets through restructuring and enhancing their governance, attracting industry partners to providing expertise to reduce financial, social and environmental risks.
The founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sistema Vladimir Evtushenkov is its principal shareholder. Sistema’s global depositary receipts are listed under the “SSA” ticker on the London Stock Exchange. Sistema’s ordinary shares are in the first (highest) level of listing under the “AFKS” ticker on Moscow Exchange.
Sistema has become one of the first Russian companies to join the UN Global Compact as well as UNGC Network Russia. It’s also a constituent company in FTSE4Good Index and national Sustainability and Transparency Indices of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) and Moscow Exchange.