Last Updated: February 25, 2024

Igor Albertovich KESAEV

Aliases

Игорь Альбертович КЕСАЕВ; Igor Albertovitj KESAJEV; Igor Kesajev

Position

Owner and President of the Mercury Group

DoB

1966-10-30

Linked to

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32023R1765

Official reason

Igor Albertovich Kesaev is the owner and President of the Mercury Group, which owns Megapolis Group, the leading tobacco distributor in Russia. He has links with the Government of the Russian Federation and its security forces through the Monolit Fund, run by former officers of Russian security services, which provides financial assistance to retir...

Other Information

(Date of UN designation: 2022-04-08)

Date of listing

2023-09-14

Program information

Authority

EU

Program

- Restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol (Crimea) - Restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine (Territorial integrity) - Misappropriation of state funds of Ukraine (MSF) - Restrictive measures in response to the...

Regime

EU country specific, EU MSF

Target State

The Russian Federation, Ukraine, Crimea

Measures

Asset freeze and prohibition to make funds available, Restrictions on admission

Sanctions Portfolio

- All assets of the listed persons and entities should be frozen. It is also prohibited to make any funds or assets directly or indirectly available to them. - Member States shall enforce travel restrictions on persons listed in the Annex of Council Decision 2014/145/CFSP.

Official Information

Program: Restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol (Crimea) On 6 March 2014, the Heads of State or Government of the EU countries strongly condemned the unprovoked violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russia. At its meeting on 20-21 March 2014, the European Council strongly conde...

Program URL

- https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A02014D0386-20220622 - https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A02014D0145-20230915 - https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A02014D0119-20230304 - https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A02022D0266-20230222