Maxim Burtikov is External Relations Officer (Eastern Europe and Central Asia) at the RIPE NCC and is based in Moscow. This role involves engaging the broad range of RIPE NCC stakeholders in Russia and surrounding regions, including RIPE NCC members, governments and law enforcement agencies (LEAs). In this role, Maxim also interacts with international organisations such as the APEC, the European Commission, the OECD and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Maxim graduated from law school at Moscow State University in 2007. He started his career at the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of Russia, before joining the Federal Communications Agency, where he worked as Chief of Staff. In these roles, Maxim was involved in a number of government projects, particularly the launch of the Russian Internet Governance Forum (IGF). In 2012, he embarked upon a career as an independent IT and Internet consultant, focusing on government and public relations, before joining the RIPE NCC in 2013.