Mikhail Smirnov - General Director of ‘Bashnia Federatsia’ ZAO.
He is an engineer by education, after having graduated with honorable mention from Moscow Institute of Chemical Engineering.
He has two MBA degrees - in 2003 he did a masters in Business Administration at Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics, in 2008 he received a degree of Executive Master of Business Administration at Higher School of Economics.
Key expertise: crisis management, development and adoption of efficient managerial, financial and marketing strategies, development and implementation of operational and strategic measures for overcoming negative external factors, business process modeling along Western lines.
Since 2013 – General Director of ‘Bashnia Federatsia’ ZAO
2009 – 2013 - General Director of Novaport OOO
Since 2008 – First Vice-President of AEON Corporation
2004 – 2008 - First Vice-President of TPG ‘Moskovskoye Rechnoye Parokhodstvo’
2000 – 2004 г. – Head of the Main Center of Long Distance Mail Traffic of the RF Ministry of Communications.
In the 1990s he was cofounder of a brokerage office accredited to the Russian Commodities and Raw Materials Exchange, and helmed the companies Inter-Auto and Astra Page.
From 1984 he worked as design engineer and then Head of Supplies Department at the State Design Institute for Oxygen Industry Enterprises (Giprokislorod)