Mikhail Shmakov

Mikhail Shmakov

Mikhail Shmakov

Chairman, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia

Biography

President of the Trade Union Movement Institute of the Academy of Labor and Social Relations, Professor Emeritus, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Academy.

1994 to 1999 - Head, the Organizing Committee of the International Hockey Tournament Spartacus Cup; Member of the Executive Committee of the Russian Olympic Committee.

Since 1993 - Chairman, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia. Four times (1996, 2001, 2006, 2011) re-elected to this post and till present heads the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR), the largest trade union association in Russia and Europe.

Since 1990 - Chairman, the Moscow City Council of Trade Unions, the Moscow Federation of Trade Unions.

From 1988 to 1990 - President of the Bureau of the Central Committee of the Trade Union of Defense Industry Workers for the management of the trade union organizations.

Since 1986 - Chairman, the Moscow City Committee of the Trade Union of Defense Industry Workers.

From 1972 to 1986, he worked at Moscow defense enterprises. In the Central Scientific Research Institute of Automatics and Hydraulics, he has been developing and testing missiles and rockets.

In 1972, he graduated from the Bauman  Moscow Higher Technical School as a Mechanical Engineer, in 1987, he obtained a higher education in economics.

Member of the Governing Body of the International Labor Organization, of the Presidium of Independent Organization Civil Society, of the National Civic Committee for Interaction with Law Enforcement, Legislative and Judicial Authorities, of the Board of the Free Economic Society of Russia, of the Presidium and the Council of the World Russian People's Council. Coordinator of the Union side of the Russian Trilateral Commission on the Regulation of Social and Labor Relations, President of the General Confederation of Trade Unions, Member of the Executive Board and the General Council of the International Trade Union Confederation, President of the Pan-European Regional Council of the International Trade Union Confederation.

Honorary Doctor of the Academy of Security of the Russian Federation, Honorary Doctor and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Saint Petersburg Humanitarian University of Trade Unions.

Author of numerous publications on social and labor relations, social policy, theory and practice of labor and trade union movement in the central and trade union press.

Awarded with the Order of the Badge of Honour, Second Class Order For Merit to the Fatherland; Medal “In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow”. Knight of the Golden Honorary Badge Public Recognition, winner of the International Prize “Person of the Year 2009”.