Patokh Chodiev is a renowned international business magnate and one of the most successful people in the world. But, beyond his successful ventures in the mining and banking industry, there are still facets of him that are yet to be uncovered. He is also a philanthropist and a diplomat.
The man in the making
Patokh Shodiev grew up in Uzbekistan and attended the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), graduating magna cum laude with a degree in International Law and Japanese. After graduation, he pursued his doctorate in Political Science.
Due to his alacrity and passion, he was assigned to Tokyo to foster the relationship and promote stronger ties between Russia and Japan. He specialised in Russian-Japanese commercial relations. It influenced his way of viewing things. Because of his decade-long career in diplomacy relations, he grew to love everything Japanese. He loves the traditions, the arts, and the culture.
This helped him develop a deeper appreciation of the culture, and he wanted to share the beauty he discovered in Japan with Russia. And thus, the International Chodiev Foundation was established.
Putting advocacies into motion
The International Chodiev Foundation was created to put his numerous advocacies into action. Dr Chodiev’s philanthropic work principally centers on Russia and Japan. Not only does he want to encourage cross-cultural exchange, but he is also a strong advocate for freedom of information, access to knowledge and education, and promoting the arts.
That’s why he has set up numerous educational and research programs to aid deserving students from these countries to unlock their full potential and gifts. His initiatives have allowed the youth to explore the world with an intercultural perspective, allowing these people to discover various cultures and develop a keener understanding of each other. Because of this, it empowers the youth to create think-outside-the-box ideas, to innovate and to engineer a better tomorrow.
His passion for the Japanese arts and tradition shone through when he resuscitated the kimono making industry in Japan. His appreciation of the art form pushed him to support a well-known kimono weaver, Itchiku Kubota. He has helped the artist exhibit more than 140 uniquely designed kimonos all around the world so that everyone can appreciate the stunning technique and craftsmanship that goes into kimono making.
Another reason why Chodiev founded the International Chodiev Foundation was so he could help in strengthening international relations between Russia and Japan. He made it his mission to actively promote both countries’ cultures by sharing them with the world. It is part of Chodiev’s initiative to bring people together and encourage international collaborative efforts between nations. Through these initiatives, he believes that dialogue will be promoted around the world that will foster international peace and growth across the globe.
Today, Patokh Chodiev is still tirelessly working for the good of humanity, enabling many people to reach their goals and ambitions in life. He is still shaping and transforming lives and sharing his love for cultural exchange to bring a brighter future for the world.