Michiel (Mike) van Akkooi is Senior Vice President of Government Relations at Kinross Gold Corporation. Michiel, a native of the Netherlands, joined Kinross Gold Corporation after a diverse career in international politics with the Dutch Government. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Amsterdam and an executive MBA from HEC Paris. Michiel has worked across cultures, countries and continents for over 25 years.
Prior joining Kinross, Michiel held various global government and corporate affairs roles with BHP Billiton across the company’s minerals and petroleum portfolio based in Singapore, Houston and Melbourne.