Maxim Mikhalev

Business Development Manager at ABBYY, PhD in Social Anthropology

Maxim Mikhalev

Business Development Manager at ABBYY, PhD in Social Anthropology

Biography

Maxim Mikhalev, PhD in Social Anthropology, is the author of several books on economic and social development in Eurasia. He is currently affiliated with the IEA of the Russian Academy of Sciences, working at the same time as International Organizations Relations Manager at ABBYY, one of the world’s leading companies in the field of OCR (optical character recognition) and AI.

Prior to returning to his native Moscow in 2015, Mikhalev lived in China for ten years where he worked as the General Manager of 1C Asia-Pacific, a Beijing-based subsidiary of 1C, the largest software company in Russia and Central Europe. This unique combination of managerial and academic experience, and fluency in Russian, English, and Mandarin, have allowed him to develop a comprehensive understanding of the complexity of the relationships between Russia, China, and their neighbours, in both Central and East Asia.

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