Deputy Chairman of the People's Assembly (Parliament) of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the World Abaza Congress, President of the autonomous non-profit organization "International Association for the Promotion of Development of the Abaza-Abkhaz Ethnos "Alashara" Mussa Khabalevich Ekzekov was born in the village of Krasny Vostok (Gvym-lokt) Karachay-Cherkess Republic of the Russian Federation.
After graduation, in 1981, he entered the Faculty of Physics and Chemistry of the Leningrad Technological Institute named after the Lensoviet (now St. Petersburg State Technical University). He went from a young specialist to a chief technologist at the Druzhnaya Gorka plant of chemical and laboratory devices in the village of the same name in the Leningrad Region. He did not stop doing scientific work: in 1992, he defended his Ph.D. thesis on the development of fluoroaluminate glasses for fiber optics and space technology, and eight years later, he became a doctor of chemical sciences - a dissertation on the problems of synthesis of new composite materials.
In 1998, Mussa Ekzekov founded the development company OJSC "Solomon" in Russia, which is dealing with projects in the field of commercial real estate. In 2006, the company opened the Grand Canyon shopping and entertainment complex in St. Petersburg, which in 2016 was recognized as the best object of the decade at the anniversary award of the 10th international investment forum Proestate. The Grand Canyon appeared on the territory of the unfinished "Iskra" weaving and spinning factory and is now known as a creative and free space where you can not only shop, but also communicate, learn and develop culturally and physically. Since the early 2000s, the "Leader" children's sports academy, the "Fruits of Enlightenment" children's theater, the "Magic City" children's complex, a business center, and an ice arena have been opened there. The Grand Canyon hosts theater marathons and other cultural events in St. Petersburg.
Public and charitable activities
In 2011, Mussa Ekzekov founded the international association for the promotion of the development of the Abaza-Abkhaz ethnic group "Alashara", becoming its President. On his initiative, a long-term program for the development of the people was developed. Over this period, thanks to the efforts of "Alashara", hundreds of projects have been implemented in various fields: from the repair and construction of houses and sports grounds to the purchase of equipment for medical institutions, support for young professionals, and promotion of people’s talents. The main mechanism of work has become Public Councils, which allows to quickly provide assistance to the residents of the villages. In the village of Krasny Vostok, an ethno-cultural park was created and a modern sports palace "Alashara" was built.
Ekzekov is engaged in charitable activities not only in Karachay-Cherkessia and St. Petersburg, but also in Abkhazia. Mussa Ekzekov heads the international scientific program "Abaza and Abkhazians: prospects for the preservation and development of languages, field research and archival materials", implemented by scientists from Russia, Abkhazia and Turkey with the participation of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Abkhazia. The International Freestyle Wrestling Tournament, held annually in the Republic of Abkhazia, is named after Mussa Ekzekov. In December 2017, he was elected Chairman of the Supreme Council of the World Abaza Congress. In September 2019, he was elected a Deputy of the People's Assembly (Parliament) of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic. In October 2019, he was elected Deputy Chairman of the People's Assembly (Parliament) of Karachay-Cherkessia.
Awards and titles
In 2004, he was elected an honorary professor of the St. Petersburg State Technological Institute. For the strengthening of friendship between the peoples of Abkhazia and Karachay-Cherkessia, on December 13, 2006, he was awarded the III degree Order of Akhdz-Apsha (Honor and Glory). On August 12, 2014, with the II degree Order - for the provision of humanitarian assistance, merits in the development of physical culture and sports in Abkhazia. In December 2014, he was elected an academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Abkhazia. For outstanding services to the Karachay-Cherkess Republic and its people, on February 8, 2018, Mussa Ekzekov was awarded the "Order of Merit to the Karachay-Cherkess Republic".