Mikail Shishkhanov was born on August 6, 1972 in Grozny (capital city of the Chechen Republic, Russia). In 1995 he graduated from Peoples’ Friendship University named after Patrice Lumumba with a master's degree in economics and law and in 2000 - Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation. Shishkhanov is a Doctor of Economics, Ph.D. in law, Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Chechen.
Since 1992, Mikail Shishkhanov has combined his study with work for B&N Industrial and Financial Company. During a short period of time, he took the position of General Director. In 1994, he joined B&N Bank where he held various positions from the Head of Interbank Relations Department to the Vice President and Deputy CEO. Shishkhanov has been President and CEO of B&N Bank since January 1996 to July 2015. Today Shishkhanov is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of B&N Bank and the Chairman of the Management Board of MDM Bank. Shishkhanov is an active participant in the banking community: Member of the Board of Russian Bankers’ Association and Moscow Banking Union. Shishkhanov is the author of two monographies and a set of books in economics and law.