Since 2005, he worked at McKinsey & Company.
In 2008, he started working at VTB, and in 2010 he became the head of the VTB-Factoring company. Since 2012, he has been overseeing the operations of finance subsidiaries and international VTB branches.
In March 2016, Mikhail Yakunin was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the RNKB Bank.
Mr Yakunin graduated from the St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation and St. Petersburg State University and received an MBA degree from the Warwick Business School (UK).