Mikhail Shamolin began work at MTS in July 2005 as Vice President for Sales and Client Relations. In August 2006, he became Vice President and Director of the business group MTS Russia. In May 2008, the board of directors elected him President of the company.
Before joining MTS, Mr. Shamolin worked in 2004 for Interpipe in Ukraine as managing director of the ferro-alloys business, and from 1998-2004 he worked with the international consulting group McKinsey & Co.
He graduated from the MADI State Technical University in 1992, and in 1993 earned another graduate diploma from the Russian Academy of State Service. In 1996-97, he completed his MBA degree at Wharton Business School.