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The owner of re: Store died and the founder of IT-holding “Lanit” Georgy Gens

He was 63 years old.

George Gens. Photo of Kommersant
George Gens. Photo of Kommersant
Businessman Georgy Gens suddenly died on the morning of April 30 in Kamchatka, told the source of Kommersant and confirmed the managing director of Lanita Vladimir Gribov. According to Gribov, Gans went skiing there, and according to preliminary information he had a thrombus.

Gens created the IT-holding “Lanit” in 1989, and in 2016 he was the third in the rating of the largest IT companies in Russia (after “Rostekh” and “National Computer Corporation”) by the version of TAdviser. “Lanit” is considered one of the largest in Russia system integrators and software manufacturers.

The second main business of Gens was the activity of Inventive Retail Group, a company that owns more than 340 stores in Russia, including retail chains of Samsung, Sony, re: Store, Lego and Nike. In 2017 Forbes estimated the businessman ‘s fortune at $ 800 million, while Lanit ranked 76th in the rating of the largest private companies in Russia.

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