Leonid Strahov

Leonid Strahov

General Director of TS 'SPORTMASTER'
Country: Russia

  1. Biography of Leonid Strakhov
  2. Military Service and Administrative Skills
  3. Director of Retail Sales at SPORTMASTER

Biography of Leonid Strakhov

Leonid Strakhov, the CEO of TC 'SPORTMASTER' since 1996, was born in Moscow in 1963. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) in 1986, where he developed important qualities necessary for business such as analyzing information, setting goals, and finding solutions with available resources. In 1988, Strakhov completed his studies at the Zhukovsky Air Force Academy and defended his dissertation.

Military Service and Administrative Skills

Before 1996, Strakhov served in the Armed Forces, which had a significant impact on him as an administrator. He believes that his scientific education combined with practical administrative skills obtained from the military created a successful symbiosis necessary for every leader.

Director of Retail Sales at SPORTMASTER

Since 1996, Leonid Strakhov has been the Director of Retail Sales at TC 'SPORTMASTER'. His main task in this position was to build an effective team capable of gathering information, analyzing and drawing conclusions, making decisions, and implementing them.


Since 2003, Leonid Borisovich Strakhov has been the CEO of TC 'SPORTMASTER', one of the largest retail chains specializing in the sale of sports goods in Russia. SPORTMASTER has become the most authoritative multi-brand sports store in Russia, leading in retail sales of sports goods. The SPORTMASTER Group of Companies includes a network of retail stores in major cities such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Kiev, Minsk, Krasnoyarsk, Tyumen, Perm, Kazan, Tula, Ivanovo. It also includes a wholesale center, two trading and purchasing distribution companies operating in all major cities in Russia, an advertising and marketing agency, transportation and warehousing companies, and modern information technology infrastructure.

Currently, the company managed by Leonid Strakhov encompasses:
- Over 2 million visitors to stores per year
- Over 15,000 square meters of retail space
- Over 1,500 employees
- Over 200 permanent partners across Russia and CIS countries.

Leonid Strakhov is married and has two sons who are 13 and 15 years old.