Andrei Grigoryevich Guriev is a Russian politician, businessman and the former head of PhosAgro, one of the largest phosphate-based fertilizer manufacturers in the world.
Guriev was born in1960 in Lobnya, a small town outside Moscow. He attended the State Central Institute of Physical Culture. He was born and brought up in the erstwhile Soviet Union and he was actively engaged in politics in his youth.
He was a member of the Communist Party and later served as a committee leader. With the fall of the USSR that led to the shift away from Communism in the 1990’s, Guriev focused his attention on the newly introduced private economy.