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10 Things You Didn't Know about Acronis CEO Serguei Beloussov

Serguei Beloussov

Serguei Beloussov is a Russian born entrepreneur and businessman who founded the Acronis company. He currently serves as the CEO of the institution. He has earned a high level of success in his business endeavors and there is a lot that we can learn about business development within the technology industry. He has an interesting career history and is a multi-talented inventor and speaker. We're highlighting this fascinating figure in the business world and here are 10 things that you didn't know about Serguei Beloussov.

1. He is a citizen of Singapore

Serguei Beloussov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on August 2, 1971. This makes him 48 years old, but he isn't a citizen of Russia. He moved to Singapore in 1994 and he enjoyed living in the country so much that he became a citizen of Singapore in 2001. He was born to a Jewish family.

2. He's highly educated

Early in his career, Beloussov studied at the 45th Physics-Mathematics School. He continued with his education enrolling at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He completed his academic degree in physics, earning his bachelor's degree in 1992. He went on to pursue his master's degree in electrical engineering and physics, earning a degree in 1995, then proceeded to complete his Ph.D. in computer science in 2007.

3. He has founded several companies

Serguei is brilliant when it comes to starting up new companies. He knew what it takes to get a business funded, established, and off-the-ground. Although not quite at the level of a serial entrepreneur, he's close and there's still time to reach that status. He has a natural talent for taking a good idea and turning it into a reality. Part of the success that he has achieved is because of his natural aptitude in business and the creativity of his thought processes. In short, he's brilliant.

4. He is a prolific inventor

Serguei Beloussov has a lot of talents in his arsenal. In addition to being an entrepreneur, businessman, and investor, he is also an inventor. He has filed for over 200 patents in the United States. His H-index is currently 34. Thanks to his natural abilities and his education in the disciplines of physics, computer science, and electrical engineering, he has a keen understanding of how to create devices that are new and unique enough in design to become patented.

5. Serguei went beyond a PhD

For many academics, a Ph.D. degree is the last stopping point in their education, but this has not been the case for Serguei Beloussov. After completing his computer science degree, he went on to increase his knowledge with yet another academic degree. He also obtained a D.Sc.h.c. in computer science. He is a lifelong learner, who also graduated cum laude for both his BS in Physics and his MS in Physics and Electrical Engineering.

6. He was born in a family of physicists

Serguei's natural aptitude for the discipline of physics is come by honestly, if not genetically. His father is Mikhail Beloussov and he worked in Plainview, New York as a Senior Staff Scientist for Veeco Instruments, Inc. Serguei followed in his father's footsteps by pursuing his education in physics and well as adding other disciplines to this portfolio.

7. His parents live in the United States

Beloussov's family is from the Soviet Union, but like Serguei, they relocated and changed their citizenship status. His dad moved to Princeton, New Jersey in 1997, then became American citizens. His mom and dad moved to Boca Raton, Florida, where they settled after his retirement in 2014. Serguei, on the other hand, decided to make his new home country Singapore.

8. Serguei earned money from an early age

Beloussov was somewhat of a child prodigy who had a natural aptitude for inventing things as well as making money from his creations. By the age of just ten years old, he was bringing in money from selling items that he had made by hand. He made an impressive inventory of toys including 3D cowboys, tin soldiers, and more. He also made sporting goods that he sold including fishing accessories, crossbows, bows, and slingshots. This was an impressive start to what would end up being an impressive career in business.

9. He spent summers of his youth working

Serguei was an enterprising young man who spent a lot of time working. He would go on geological expeditions throughout the summer when he was not in school He helped construction workers building houses and other structures, and he would help with the loading and unloading of trucks. He also enjoyed making bonfires like many boys of his age. He was an exceptional young man who knew the value of hard work and if there was a job to be done he was there willing to lend his hand to help out. He became involved in these activities because his mother and father spent their summers involved in a variety of geological projects and they took Serguei along with them. He's been in nearly every part of Russia including the Ural Mountains, Tuva, Krasnoyarsk, Lviv, Riga, Tbilisi, Grozny, the Kolski Peninsula, and many other locations throughout the Soviet Union.

10. He currently has Seven jobs at one time

Beloussov is credited with the founding of more than two dozen different companies throughout the 19 years that he has been an entrepreneur. He serves on seven different companies in some kind of leadership capacity. As of now, he is the founder and CEO of Acronis, as well as the Senior Founding Partner of Runa Capital, the Executive Chairman & Chief Architect at Parallels. He is the founder and chairman of the board for Infratel, the Founding Partner of Quantum Wave Fund, the Founder and Chairman of the Board for Schaffhausen Institute of Technology, and the founder of Anturis.

Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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