Mikhail Shamolin

President and Chief Executive Officer, MTS

President and Chief Executive Officer of MTS Group since May 2008. Prior to his current role, Mr. Shamolin held the position of Vice President, Head of Business Unit “MTS Russia” since August 2006. Mr. Shamolin joined MTS in July 2005 as Vice President for Sales and Customer Service. He serves as a member of the MTS Board of Directors since October 2008.

Prior to joining MTS, Mr. Shamolin worked at McKinsey & Co. from 1998 to 2004. In 2004 and 2005, he worked at Interpipe Corp. (Ukraine) as Managing Director of the Ferroalloys Division.

Mr. Shamolin graduated from the Russian Academy of Government Service under the President of the Russian Federation in 1993. From 1996 to 1997, he completed a finance and management course for top managers at the Wharton Business School.