Eduard Volodymyrovych Shifrin is a Ukrainian-Russian entrepreneur who is a co-owner of the Midland Group. He is a resident of London. From 1977–1983, he attended the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, earning a PhD in metallurgy. In the last 5-6 years, Shifrin has spent studying the Torah and Kabbalah with a particular interest in the intersection of science and religion. He also published a number of Torah commentaries on the Chabad.org website and blogs on the Times of Israel website.