Born in Obninsk, Russia, he graduated from the Faculty of International Relations at the University of Economics in Prague. He then joined Adastra, where he provided consulting services to a number of major banking clients, including Sberbank, Home Credit, OTP, and UniCredit. Subsequently, he joined PPF Group, where he held several management positions within Home Credit Group. Starting in 2016, he worked at Eldorado, a chain of Russian electrical appliance stores, first as Deputy General Manager and subsequently as Chief Executive Officer. In 2018, he left Eldorado to work at the head office of Home Credit Group in Hong Kong, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Then, in 2021, he joined KÜCHENQUELLE, which is active in the kitchen sales business in Germany, as CEO. Mikhail Nikitin has been a partner of EMMA Capital since 2021.