Mikhail Sokolov

Mikhail Sokolov is the Executive Partner and Head of Kesarev' office and practice in Ukraine.

Responsibilities in Kesarev

– project teams’ management for the benefit of Company’s clients in a wide scope of government relations, public affairs and crisis communications services

– preparation of draft legislation concepts, comparative legal analysis

– economic expertise of legislative and regulatory acts

– associations’ and working groups’ management.

Professional Experience

Mikhail has a sound experience in governmental relations and public affairs, development of regulatory concepts and regulatory impact assessment, corporate PR and crisis management services in both Ukraine and Russia. Mr. Sokolov is an effective moderator of working groups within discussion platforms and expert councils under public authorities.

Prior to joining Kesarev Consulting Mikhail had been a member of Interpipe Corporation’s crisis management team and the partner of Content.UA communication group.

Before moving to Ukraine, Mikhail worked in the Regional Policy Office at YUKOS-Moscow and participated in a number of CSR projects of YUKOS Oil Company. He also managed over 20 various election campaigns in large Russian cities.

Background: Mr. Sokolov is the graduate of the Moscow Political Researches School and the «Open World» program in municipal and public administration. Mikhail has the Master's degree in physics from the Saint Petersburg Technical University.

Mikhail is a columnist with the leading Ukrainian Internet media «LB.ua» and «Ukrainska Pravda».

Ranks and Recognitions: For effective coordination of EU-integration working groups Mikhail was awarded with the Certificate of Merit from the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

Languages: Mikhail is fluent in Russian and has a good command of Ukrainian and English.