French-born Michel Terestchenko, a proud father and a young grand-father in his 50s, belongs to the well known family of the Russian-Ukrainian émigré, the family that lived in exile for many years.
Michel found himself professionally in the underwater science, becoming an engineer and owner of patents and technologies for the underwater exploration. In the early 1980s Michel worked with Jacques Ives Cousteau and for the company Beta-USA, constructing bathyscaphes, and since late 1990s he worked in Marcel, France, and later in Paris where he opened a store specializing in diving equipment and sea algae cultivation technology. Since 2003 Michel lives in Kyiv.
In his book “The First Oligarch”, Michel Terestchenko maintains his hope for his children and the new generation to learn and embrace same values of personal integrity that were the core standard for his famous ancestor and are just as called for today when global society is re-thinking its future, re-shaping the world.
The First Oligarch