Entrepreneur and public figure, co-founder of SELA corporation, president of the Arkada Holding group of companies, which includes the marzipan brand Grondard, construction business, insurance and investment business, co-owner of the ship rental aggregator Anyships. Vice President of the International Academy of Kindness”
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For many years Arkadiy has been a mentor of Russian and international programs. In June 2020, Arkadiy was appointed a head of the YPO GOLD RUSSIA division.
Arkadiy is also a guest speaker at various business clubs, a member of the expert council of the “Startup Exchange”, and a jury member of the “Young Millionaire Contest ”. Arkadiy gives motivating lectures to students of St. Petersburg universities. In addition to mentoring, Arkadiy actively manifests himself as a public figure. As a vice-president of the International Academy of Kindness, Arkadiy Pekarevskiy actively promotes the project “The Symbol of Peace and Kindness“ Dandelion ”
‘I think every boy dreams of the sea, of sailing on a yacht. I can’t say that I’ve ever dreamed of a sailboat, but somehow from time to time I attended sailing competitions or participated in sailing boat trips. I was more of a motor yachts fan. For me, an ordinary guy who grew up in a council house without hot water, a yacht was an unattainable level of luxury living. I remember that…
To be honest, I don’t remember how it all began. Probably, that’s because my first mountaineering experience was, let’s say, like if I started with a trump card.
I’d say there were circumstances that led me to Tibet, where I ended up on Mount Kailash. To hike around this mountain is a dream for any Tibetan. This walking circuit is called ‘kora’ or ‘parikrama’.
The road to Mount Kailash took us a whole week by jeep, we spent nights in guest houses. Eventually we get to this Kailash Mountain with an absolute height of 6,638 meters, and we made a hike around it. This sacred circumambulation, or parikrama, is 53 kilometers long, it takes two nights and three days…
Arkadiy graduated from music school, where he learned to play accordion. Now, he says, that skill helps him to make gatherings with friends more emotional and brings people closer together.
Arkadiy also plays piano and saxophone. He often participates in different events where he performs with famous musicians and actors.
‘When I was a kid, I practiced judo. Later I started doing karate because my cousin was a karate coach. I learned how to defend myself. Besides, thanks to this sport I met some interesting and useful people. When I realized that martial arts weren’t really my sport, I started playing team games. I played basketball, and even now we sometimes gather in different teams to play, of course at the amateur level. Also, I always loved playing volleyball, especially beach volleyball — it’s always a real pleasure…
‘It somehow happened that in the mid-80s tennis won my heart. On the one hand, tennis is a sport where you have an opponent, but unlike in other sports of the kind, you don’t harm each other. Although injuries also happen in tennis just like in other sports. I must say I liked it at once. First, it increases competitiveness, and second, it’s an outdoor game. Also, tennis is a sport with constant communication, with the possibility of joining a circle of certain people, where you can make many useful contacts. I started playing lawn tennis back in 1986, before…