Harvey Sawikin

Harvey Sawikin

Formal First Name

Harvey Sawikin is the Co-Founder and Principal of Firebird Management, the first Russian portfolio equity fund based in New York, NY. He is a lead manager of Firebird’s Eastern Europe and Russia funds and also serves on the Management Boards of the Amber private equity funds. Prior to this, Sawikin was a clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals and an M&A specialist at the prominent law firm of Wachtell Lipton. He left the high-powered law firm in the early 1990s to pursue an interest in investing. Sawikin is now one of the most distinguished investors in Russia.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Sawikin has been an active investor since 1994.
  • He started his career scooping up Russian privatization vouchers trading at pennies on the dollar.
  • He was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. 
  • He serves on the board of PR Foods in Estonia.
  • He is a member of the New York State Bar. 
  • He is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Department of Photographs of the Metropolitan Museum of art.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.