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Raissa Frenkel

CEO of Forum Capital Group & Executive Director of the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation

About Raissa

Raissa Frenkel HeadshotDr. Raissa Frenkel is a writer, academic, corporate executive and philanthropist living in Jacksonville, Florida. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Forum Capital Group, a global private equity firm, and Executive Director of the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation, a Florida-based charitable organization dedicated to creating a generational legacy of giving.

Born in Kazan, Russia in 1961, Dr. Frenkel attended the Kazan Finance Institute, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree and a Ph.D in Economics. After graduating, Dr. Frenkel began teaching Economics at the University.

In 1991, Dr. Frenkel and her husband Dr. Lazar Finker moved to the United States. They settled in Florida, where Dr. Frenkel became an active member of her local community.

In 1994, Dr. Frenkel leveraged her expertise in finance and international relations and co-founded a global energy company that by 2000 was the third-largest private natural gas company in the world by output. Dr. Frenkel served as CEO of United States operations until 2012, when she and her husband sold their equity in the business and subsequently started Forum Capital Group, a private equity firm with an emphasis on the real estate and seafood industries.

Lifelong advocates of philanthropy and charitable giving, Dr. Frenkel and Dr. Finker founded the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation in 2013 as a way to give back to the international community though donations to causes such as medical research, education, religious development and children’s welfare.

A prolific blogger, Dr. Frenkel writes on topics relating to leadership, business management and sustainability. Read her latest here.


Learn more about the Forum Capital Group and Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation by visiting the links below

Recent Blog Posts

For Alzheimer’s Patients, an Early Diagnosis Makes a Big Difference

Families of Alzheimer’s Disease patients understand the excruciating pain that comes with watching their loved ones lose their short- and long-term memory, basic and advanced cognitive abilities, and emotional stability. Dr. Delia Cabrera DeBuc, a researcher at the...
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Bringing Sustainability into Fashion: How the University of Miami Helped Make One Man’s Dream a Reality

The entrepreneurial spirit has always been at the heart of our family, which is one of many reasons why our nonprofit organization, the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation, made the decision in 2017 to support the University of Miami’s annual Business Plan Competition,...

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