Mikhail is a lecturer in Sport Management. After completing Finance degree in his home city of Samara, Russia, Mikhail entered the business of football, the sport that he has always been passionate about.
He spent 4 years with Krylia Sovetov Football Club becoming the Deputy Director and Secretary General of the club. After a spell with the football agency Etar London where he was focused on athlete representation and management, Mikhail was awarded a prestigious Chevening scholarship and completed the MBA Football Industries degree at the University of Liverpool, UK. As he researched the UEFA licensing frameworks as a part of this program, Mikhail had an internship with the UEFA.
In addition to his football management background, Mikhail has also got a very substantial expertise in organisation and marketing of extreme/youth sports. He worked with Red Bull energy drink for more than 7 years and contributed to athlete marketing programs of this brand. From 2011 to 2015 Mikhail completed a research project on evolution of extreme sports. He graduated with the PhD in Sport Studies from the University of Stirling, Scotland.
Mikhail speaks English, Russian and German.