I was born in Odintsovo, Moscow Region on July 17, 1967.
That’s where I spent my childhood and finished school. I still live there.
I studied at school № 3 in Odintsovo from 1974 to 1984.
At the beginning I didn’t do very well, but the last two years were much better as I became more self-aware and motivated.
I entered Moscow Power Engineering Institute’s Heat Power Faculty.
My choice of university was rather random. Back then, I was all into radio electronics, and wouldn’t think of anything but engineering.
My compulsory two-year draft started in 1986.
I served two years in a construction battalion in Kostroma as a secretary of the commander and at the same time as a janitor.
I returned home from the army in the spring of 1988. I was 21.
By that time I was already married and fathered a son, which left me no choice but to work while still studying. I went on as a day-time student, did research at my department. But at night I worked as a watchman and washed floors in a vocational school.
As soon as the Soviet Union legalised private entrepreneurship, I set up a small business of my own.
We traded decoders and Sinclairs in Moscow and regions, began cooperation with Ukrainian «Elektronmash» factory, imported computers.
It was around that time that I let in the idea of banking as a business in its own right.
By the way, I still think of banking as an interesting and promising business.
Soon enough the Credit Bank of Moscow was bought, which back then was little more than a package of documents, plus an office and fourteen employees.
I started agricultural business in the parallel of the bank. At that moment I saw undervalued of this business and gradually began to acquire assets.
By 2006, large agricultural holding «Chernozemie» was formed, including sugar mills, and agricultural land.
At that time, we did not see any significant growth prospects capitalization of the business and we sold it for a quite good price.
Around this time I was seriously interested in philosophy and went from reading popular books and aphorisms to the study of classical texts.
I bought retail network «Capital» in the early 2000’s. At that period russian retail was arising and we saw lots of perspective in this business line.
In the 2003 we decided to sell this business because good price was suggested for this active.
I adopted my first two children.
At that moment I realized that helping orphan homes was unfortunately ineffective. The system of orphan homes is such that they are not able to prepare children for adult life.
I became a chairman of the Moscow Credit Bank. I believe that the shareholder should not interrupt in the work of the bank. But that time I had to take full responsibility to strengthen the team and raise corporate spirit.
After 10 months I realized that my mission is a completed and occupied observant position.
I woke, turned on the cell phone, and the first message was: «Congratulations, Grandpa!»
These words opened next phase of my life.
In 2012 on the basis of the “Domus Finance” real estate agency I created the development company “Ingrad”.
The “Ingrad” Group of Companies specializes in the construction of residential comfort and business class complexes in Moscow and the Moscow suburbs.
In 2017 the “Ingrad” Group of Companies was merged with OPIN PJSC under the single brand PJSC “INGRAD”.
In March 2014, Roman Avdeev established the charitable foundation “Arithmetic of Good”. The priority programs of the foundation are socialization and adaptation of pupils of orphanages, training of potential adoptive parents and psychological support of foster families. The Foundation helps orphans and foster families.
“Registration of the Foundation for me is the desire to take the next step in the development of our society, to unite those who are not indifferent, who are ready to change the system”
In 2017 I acquired a 75.5% stake in FC Torpedo. At the time of purchase the club was experiencing serious financial difficulties – the debt amounted to about a billion rubles.
In December 2016 I acquired more than 90% of the shares of the development company OPIN through the concern Rossium from the businessman Mikhail Prokhorov. The latter belonged to including the Streltsov Stadium, which was in the past a home for the FC “Torpedo”.
After the acquisition of OPIN it was the first time when I visited the Streltsov Stadium and felt that there has been a unique aura. At the same time the stadium itself was already outdated, and the Torpedo team played anywhere, but not in their own field. Therefore I decided to buy out the club from the owner – the Likhachev Plant. It seemed to me the right thing to return the team to the stadium and to return the word “Torpedo” to its name.