For 25 years, Valery has been successfully investing in production and distribution businesses in Russia and abroad. He graduated from the National University of Science and Technology MISiS, specializing in metallurgy, and holds an MBA degree from the Higher School of Economics.
Since 2001, he has been the sole owner of Kameya Group of Jewelry Companies, which has been operating since 1991. In 2012, it was included in the list of TOP-10 Russian manufacturers. In 2014, it was included in the list of the TOP-5 Russian manufacturers with a turnover of USD 150 mln. It has the largest distribution network in Russia and CIS countries and accounts for 40% of the Russian wedding ring market.
In 2014, Valery Didyaev launched a greenhouse complex with a total area of 25 ha as a part of the all-Russian agriculture development program. The greenhouse complex will be commissioned in 2016 and will reach design capacity in 2017. The total investment into the project was USD 100 mln. The project is extremely important for the Russian economy and is designed to strengthen its food product independence.
In 2015, Valery invested in an aquaculture center in Russia. This project is the largest in the industry, and the most important of its kind in Russia. Production is planned to commence in late 2017. It is planned to gradually commission all production facilities with the design capacity to be reached at the end of 2019. Investment in the project totaled USD 120 mln. This project constitutes part of the Commodity Aquaculture Development in the Russian Federation for 2015–2020 state program.
GOLDIGY is Valery Didyaev’s latest investment project. The concept is to unite jewelry manufacturers in Russia — and then globally — in order to establish a high-quality aggregated service aimed at international online jewelry distribution via key marketplaces: Alibaba, Amazon, AliExpress, eBay, Etsy, Rakuten, JD, etc. The goal of the project is to solve the problem of disparate jewelry market players in terms of their independent entry and promotion of their respective products on multiple marketplaces throughout the world.
Valery is currently looking for new investments in easily scalable, online and offline projects, aimed at international development in various sectors of the economy.