Originally a producer and trader of steel and steel products, ISTIL has now diversified its portfolio, holding investments in growth industries and sectors across the world. Led by the vision of its Founder and Chairman, Dr Mohammad Zahoor, ISTIL Group continues to go from strength to strength.
Companies realise their full potential, driving efficiencies and the development of effective long-term strategies. Our approache helps our companies to grow and develop, to launch new initiatives, upgrade technologies and to achieve success.
In companies and strive to ensure they become one of the best in the market and a leader in their field. Our investments cover a wide range of industries, focused on the potential for business growth.
Not only capital, but rather an integrated approach that takes into account the strategic vision of the company. Regardless of the stage of development we partner with the companies we invest in to ensure success. ISTIL Groups entrepreneurial foundations and experienced professionals support the group and its companies to achieve stellar results.
To create value by investing in business, opening up the potential of the company while developing the local economy.
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ISTIL Group operates from a Head office in Kiev (Ukraine), through representative offices in UK,
The primary mission of our company, says Mohammad Zahoor, is developing the potential of Ukraine through investing in the most promising, contemporary and unique projects.
We base our project participation on prudent analysis and professional experience.
Our key principles - efficiency, competence and responsibility.
UKRAINIAN ASSETS OF ISTIL GROUP
Commercial real estate and hotel business
Former Leipzig Hotel Kyiv
Former movie theater bought by ISTIL Group
Option for reconstruction of the old building or constructing a new one for use as a multifunctional complex are considered
Business Center Rialto
Warehouse complex 30 000 sq.m
Manufacturer of plastic products with 28% of the local market. Focused on manufacturing of high-quality and modern plastic products. Istil Group is the majority shareholder of Aleana
Istil Property Services
Facility Management Company
PRODUCTS, TRADED BY ISTIL GROUP
Iron and steel products:
Billets and plates
Coils and pipes
Food and food ingredients:
Sunflower, soya oil and oil meal
Wheat flour and mid-dling
Meat, eggs, poultry
Grain and niche crops:
Feed and milling wheat
Corn, rapeseeds and soybean
Cheak-pea and yellow pea
Mohammad Zahoor is the founder and owner of the ISTIL Group - a private equity investment company. Born in Pakistan he moved to Ukraine as a 19 year old scholarship student, where he built up a steel business.
In the 1980s Zahoor gained experience in the global steel industry, working as General Manager of a Pakistani Trading House's Moscow office. During his leadership its turnover increased 10 fold.
In 1991, Zahoor founded his own steel trading company, MetalsRussia (later to be changed to ISTIL), which in 5 years was included in the top 20 global traders of steel products, reaching an annual export volume of 2 million tons of steel.
In 2008, when steel prices were at historical highs, Mohammad Zahoor decided to sell his steel business and diversify his portfolio. The total volume of ISTIL investment in Ukraine has exceeded $400 million
Mohammad Zahoor has personally supported a number of social projects - contributing to orphanages in Donetsk and Odessa, repairing of the Opera theatre in Odessa, and giving active support to Ukrainian sports (hockey, handball and tennis).
Hotel Leipzig Kyiv
Television and Media Studios/Films
The Kyiv Post newspaper (sold 2019)
Aleana Plastic Goods
Enlightened investors find opportunities in Ukraine
Participants of the Ukrainian Investment Summit during a ﬁrst day session in London on Dec. 9. In the situation such as Ukraine ﬁnds itself today, almost less than half of that number attended the Adam Smith Conferences summit this year on Dec 9-10. And most attendees were looking for investors rather than looking to become investors.
World in Ukraine: Pakistanis bridge great distances
Pakistani nationals, ambassadors, Ukrainian parliament deputies, businessmen and others celebrated the 70th anniversary of Pakistan Day on March 23 at the President Hotel in Kyiv on March 23. Even the estimated 1,000 Pakistanis living in Ukraine are separated from each other, geographically, by income and for other reasons. However, on March 23, the community united to celebrate Pakistan Day.
Mohammad Zahoor: Ukraine is most accessible country for inter- national manufacturers
Former Kyiv Post publisher Mohammad Zahoor and his wife, Ukrainian singer-actress Kamaliya, cut cake at the Kyiv Post 20th Anniversary Gala on Sept. 19. (Photo by Volodymyr Petrov) The founder of the ISTIL group and one of the country's richest businessmen, Mohammad Zahoor, has lived in Ukraine for more than 40 years. He started a metallurgical business in Donetsk, then sold it and concentrated on other areas of business.
ISTIL Group Head office in Ukraine:
ISTIL Investments Ukraine
33 Shevchenko Blvd. 3rd ﬂoor, Oﬃce 10
Kyiv, 01032 Ukraine
Tel: +38 044 222 15 70
E-mail (office): email@example.com