Mikhail Drozdov has lived in China since 1996. He is the head of the Shanghai office of Mars Consulting, member company of the China Window Group, a consulting firm which assists Russian companies investing in China.
In parallel to his business activities, Mikhail is also dedicated to promoting the interests of his fellow Russians in China and the Asia-Pacific region. As such he is the director of the Coordination Committee of Russian Compatriots in China and the Chairman of the Russian Club of Shanghai.
Mikhail has dedicated much work to charting the history of Russian immigration in Shanghai, and has also been working to establish a Russian Orthodox community in the city. He is also a leading member of “Polusharie” – a Russian language web-based community focused on Asia.
He is the author of numerous articles on legal issues as well as questions concerning the Russian Diaspora in Shanghai. In addition he is a published poet.
In 2004 he was awarded a medal by the City of St Petersburg in commemoration of 300 year anniversary for his commitment to developing a partnership between the cities of St Petersburg and Shanghai.
Mikhail holds a law degree from the University of Vladivostok, where also he taught. He studied Chinese at Dalian University and Fudan University in Shanghai.
Mikhail speaks Russian and Mandarin. He lives in Shanghai with his wife and three children.