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

Responsibilities in Kesarev
– project team management for the benefit of clients in a wide scope of 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
Mykhailo has sound experience in public affairs, development of regulatory concepts and regulatory impact assessment, corporate PR and crisis management services in both Ukraine and Russia. He is an effective moderator of working groups within discussion platforms and expert councils under public authorities.

Prior to joining Kesarev Consulting, Mykhailo was a member of Interpipe Corporation's crisis management team and a partner at Content.UA communication group.

Before moving to Ukraine, Mykhailo worked at the Regional Policy Office at YUKOS-Moscow and participated in a number of CSR projects for YUKOS Oil Company.

Background
Mykhailo is a graduate of the Moscow Political Researches School and the Open World program in municipal and public administration. He has Master's in physics from St. Petersburg Technical University.

Mykhailo 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 Mykhailo was awarded the Certificate of Merit from the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

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