BIOGRAPHY

Michael Yakushev — ICANN

VP Stakeholder Engagement, Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.

An international lawyer by training, Michael (Mikhail) Yakushev has an extensive and diverse background in Telecom/IT and Internet Business. He worked as Chief Counsel of Moscow-based branches of multi-national corporations like Orange/Equant, Microsoft, and SAP; he was also the Head of Legal Service of the Russian Federal Ministry on Telecommunications (2004- 2006), and VP of Russian Internet holding group Mail.Ru.Group. Michael participated in numerous international expert groups on Internet Governance, including G8 DOT-Force, UN WGIG, and WG on Cross-border Internet of the Council of Europe. He is well-known in the countries of the former USSR for his research work, articles and books on different legal aspects of Internet Governance.

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