Alexander A. Lushnikov is an entrepreneur with over 5 years experience in technology and creative sectors. He is currently building Liquid Icons – a high-end media company focused on creating first-class original content about the world's greatest fine wines and spirits.
While at university, he co-founded Chainy – an online talent showcasing platform for creatives, where he led a team of 10 to execute the world’s largest short documentary competition on global migration crisis for the LSE Institute of Global Affairs in partnership with Cannes Lions and The Guardian sponsored by George Soros’s Open Society Foundation. The team has also worked with the Distil Ennui Studio to produce the Alexander James Artist Residency in partnership with Saatchi & Saatchi, the UAL and Front Row Group.
In 2016-17, Alexander has been a part of the Mobilisation team at Monzo Bank – the Number 1 of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Startups in the UK – where he worked with FCA and PRA to obtain a full banking license. During his 2012 summer internship at Bloomberg LP, he was awarded the “Best Intern in Europe & EMEA” Award and became 1 of 3 best interns in the world.
Alexander is a member of National Karate Team Russia and is an International Referee at the World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation (WSKF). He holds 3rd Dan WSKF and won Silver Medal at the 2012 World Cup as well as Bronze Medal at the 2009 World Championships.
Alexander has graduated with a MSc International Political Economy degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he was awarded the Elite Athlete Prize for his sports achievements three consecutive times. Prior to the LSE, he has obtained a First Class Honours (AKC) degree from King’s College London, where he won two Elite Athlete Scholarships in a row. While at St Andrew's College Cambridge, Alexander has been awarded the “Best Allrounder” Award as a top performing student in both academics and extracurricular activities in the history of the College.