Yandex

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Arkady Volozh

Chief Executive Officer

Bio
Arkady Volozh is a technology entrepreneur, investor, computer scientist, and philanthropist, best known as the co-founder and CEO of Yandex, one of the largest European technology companies that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. He co-founded several successful IT enterprises, including InfiNet Wireless, a manufacturer of wireless broadband equipment, and CompTek International, one of the largest distributors of network and telecom equipment in Russia. Mr Volozh helped grow Yandex from a side project to a global technology player. A search technology pioneer, Yandex remains at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, having launched an intelligent voice assistant and introduced a driverless car, among other milestones set to shape the future.
Arkady Volozh is a technology entrepreneur, investor, computer scientist, and philanthropist, best known as the co-founder and CEO of Yandex, one of the largest European technology companies that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. He co-founded several successful IT enterprises, including InfiNet Wireless, a manufacturer of wireless broadband equipment, and CompTek International, one of the largest distributors of network and telecom equipment in Russia. Mr Volozh helped grow Yandex from a side project to a global technology player. A search technology pioneer, Yandex remains at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, having launched an intelligent voice assistant and introduced a driverless car, among other milestones set to shape the future.
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Tigran Khudaverdyan

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Bio
Tigran Khudaverdyan was appointed Deputy CEO of Yandex N.V. and joined the company’s Board of Directors in 2019. Prior to this, from 2015, he served as CEO of Yandex.Taxi, and following its merger with Uber, served as the CEO of the combined business. He joined Yandex in April 2006, and since then has led several successful Yandex projects, including Yandex Browser and Yandex.Navigator. Tigran Khudaverdyan is a graduate of Moscow State University with a degree in Physics.
Tigran Khudaverdyan was appointed Deputy CEO of Yandex N.V. and joined the company’s Board of Directors in 2019. Prior to this, from 2015, he served as CEO of Yandex.Taxi, and following its merger with Uber, served as the CEO of the combined business. He joined Yandex in April 2006, and since then has led several successful Yandex projects, including Yandex Browser and Yandex.Navigator. Tigran Khudaverdyan is a graduate of Moscow State University with a degree in Physics.
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Greg Abovsky

Chief Financial and Chief Operating Officer

Bio
Greg Abovsky was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Yandex in 2017 in addition to his role of Chief Financial Officer that he has been performing since 2014. Mr Abovsky joined Yandex as Vice President of Investor Relations in January 2013, taking on the additional role of Vice President of Corporate Development in October 2013. Mr Abovsky began his career in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley, and has over 18 years of experience in a variety of finance and investment management roles in the media and technology sectors. Mr Abovsky holds a BA in Business Economics and Russian Literature from Brown University and an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.
Mr Abovsky tendered his resignation from Yandex effective April 30, 2021.
Greg Abovsky was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Yandex in 2017 in addition to his role of Chief Financial Officer that he has been performing since 2014. Mr Abovsky joined Yandex as Vice President of Investor Relations in January 2013, taking on the additional role of Vice President of Corporate Development in October 2013. Mr Abovsky began his career in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley, and has over 18 years of experience in a variety of finance and investment management roles in the media and technology sectors. Mr Abovsky holds a BA in Business Economics and Russian Literature from Brown University and an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.
Mr Abovsky tendered his resignation from Yandex effective April 30, 2021.
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Elena Bunina

Director of HR and Educational Programs

Bio
Elena Bunina is the General Director of Yandex LLC. She joined the company in 2007. In addition to her roles as head of the company’s Russian operations since 2017 and head of human resources since 2011, Ms Bunina oversees educational projects at Yandex. She is a co-founder and the driving force behind the Yandex School of Data Analysis, where she chairs the Computer Science Department. Since 2011, Elena Bunina has been Professor of the Higher Algebra Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University, where she has been lecturing since 2001. She also chairs the Data Analysis Department at the Phystech School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Ms Bunina has a doctorate in Physics and Mathematics with over 50 published works on elementary properties of algebraic structures and mathematical logic. She is a graduate of the Independent University of Moscow, and has a PhD in Mathematics from Lomonosov Moscow State University. Ms Bunina sits on the supervisory board of the national program Data Economy Russia 2024, as well as the supervisory board of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. She is also a member of the expert council of Sirius, the national educational center for gifted children.
Elena Bunina is the General Director of Yandex LLC. She joined the company in 2007. In addition to her roles as head of the company’s Russian operations since 2017 and head of human resources since 2011, Ms Bunina oversees educational projects at Yandex. She is a co-founder and the driving force behind the Yandex School of Data Analysis, where she chairs the Computer Science Department. Since 2011, Elena Bunina has been Professor of the Higher Algebra Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University, where she has been lecturing since 2001. She also chairs the Data Analysis Department at the Phystech School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Ms Bunina has a doctorate in Physics and Mathematics with over 50 published works on elementary properties of algebraic structures and mathematical logic. She is a graduate of the Independent University of Moscow, and has a PhD in Mathematics from Lomonosov Moscow State University. Ms Bunina sits on the supervisory board of the national program Data Economy Russia 2024, as well as the supervisory board of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. She is also a member of the expert council of Sirius, the national educational center for gifted children.
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Andrey Styskin

Head of Search and Portal

Bio
Andrey Styskin is Head of Search and Information Services at Yandex. In this role, Mr Styskin leads strategy and operations across the company’s Search, Commerce, Advertising and Infrastructure departments. He is also responsible for driving AI research, as well as the development of AI-based products and technologies, including the company’s voice assistant, machine translation and computer vision. Prior to this appointment in 2019, Andrey Styskin was leading the company’s Search division, and was head of Yandex’s web search ranking from 2012 to 2015, before that. He joined Yandex in 2007 to work on search algorithms. Mr Styskin has extensive industry and leadership experience, specializing in machine learning and ranking algorithms. He has a degree in Systems Analysis from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI).
Andrey Styskin is Head of Search and Information Services at Yandex. In this role, Mr Styskin leads strategy and operations across the company’s Search, Commerce, Advertising and Infrastructure departments. He is also responsible for driving AI research, as well as the development of AI-based products and technologies, including the company’s voice assistant, machine translation and computer vision. Prior to this appointment in 2019, Andrey Styskin was leading the company’s Search division, and was head of Yandex’s web search ranking from 2012 to 2015, before that. He joined Yandex in 2007 to work on search algorithms. Mr Styskin has extensive industry and leadership experience, specializing in machine learning and ranking algorithms. He has a degree in Systems Analysis from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI).
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Daniil Shuleyko

Chief Executive Officer, Yandex.Taxi

Bio
Daniil Shuleiko is Chief Executive Officer of Yandex.Taxi, a global business venture of Yandex that includes ride-sharing, car-sharing, food tech, and logistics services. In this role he is responsible for the strategy and management of the company that currently operates in most Russian cities under the Yandex Go brand, as well as in major cities across other European, African and Asian countries, where it is also known under the brand of Yango. Mr Shuleyko joined Yandex.Taxi in 2015 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the company following its merger with Uber in 2018. He is a co-founder of the restaurant delivery company Delivery Club, where he served as a key top manager for the five years prior to joining Yandex.Taxi. Mr Shuleyko is a graduate of Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.
Daniil Shuleiko is Chief Executive Officer of Yandex.Taxi, a global business venture of Yandex that includes ride-sharing, car-sharing, food tech, and logistics services. In this role he is responsible for the strategy and management of the company that currently operates in most Russian cities under the Yandex Go brand, as well as in major cities across other European, African and Asian countries, where it is also known under the brand of Yango. Mr Shuleyko joined Yandex.Taxi in 2015 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the company following its merger with Uber in 2018. He is a co-founder of the restaurant delivery company Delivery Club, where he served as a key top manager for the five years prior to joining Yandex.Taxi. Mr Shuleyko is a graduate of Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.
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Vadim Marchuk

Vice President of Corporate Development

Bio
Vadim Marchuk, the current Vice President of Corporate Development at Yandex, will serve as acting Chief Financial Officer following Mr Abovsky’s departure. Over the last five years Vadim played a key role in all of the company’s strategic decision-making and transactions, as well as capital raising and corporate restructuring. Vadim is also a current member of the Boards of Directors of MLU B.V. and Yandex.Self Driving Group and a former member of the Board of Directors of Yandex.Market and Yandex.Money. Prior to joining Yandex in October 2016, he was a Managing Director at Sberbank Merchant Banking, and before that, an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan’s Global M&A Group in New York and London. Vadim Marchuk graduated from Grinnell College with a BA in Economics and holds an MBA degree in Finance from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Vadim Marchuk, the current Vice President of Corporate Development at Yandex, will serve as acting Chief Financial Officer following Mr Abovsky’s departure. Over the last five years Vadim played a key role in all of the company’s strategic decision-making and transactions, as well as capital raising and corporate restructuring. Vadim is also a current member of the Boards of Directors of MLU B.V. and Yandex.Self Driving Group and a former member of the Board of Directors of Yandex.Market and Yandex.Money. Prior to joining Yandex in October 2016, he was a Managing Director at Sberbank Merchant Banking, and before that, an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan’s Global M&A Group in New York and London. Vadim Marchuk graduated from Grinnell College with a BA in Economics and holds an MBA degree in Finance from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
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Dmitry Kachmar

Chief Commercial Officer

Bio
Dmitry Kachmar is Chief Commercial Officer of Yandex. Prior to his appointment to this role in January 2020, Mr Kachmar has served as head of the company’s Classifieds division since 2014. Prior to that, he was deputy head of the company’s Vertical and Thematic Search and led the integration of Russia’s most popular automotive website and marketplace Auto.ru into Yandex. Mr Kachmar joined Yandex as a software developer in 2007. Prior to joining the company, he co-founded a software studio developing apps for social networks and created a rental finder for a popular Russian social networking website. He is a graduate of the faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics at Saint Petersburg State University and currently sits on the council of the ‘Modern Software Engineering’ program at this university. Mr Kachmar was included into the Forbes Russia 30 Under 30 list in 2020.
Dmitry Kachmar is Chief Commercial Officer of Yandex. Prior to his appointment to this role in January 2020, Mr Kachmar has served as head of the company’s Classifieds division since 2014. Prior to that, he was deputy head of the company’s Vertical and Thematic Search and led the integration of Russia’s most popular automotive website and marketplace Auto.ru into Yandex. Mr Kachmar joined Yandex as a software developer in 2007. Prior to joining the company, he co-founded a software studio developing apps for social networks and created a rental finder for a popular Russian social networking website. He is a graduate of the faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics at Saint Petersburg State University and currently sits on the council of the ‘Modern Software Engineering’ program at this university. Mr Kachmar was included into the Forbes Russia 30 Under 30 list in 2020.
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Maxim Grishakov

Head of Yandex.Market

Bio
Maxim Grishakov is CEO of Yandex.Market since May 2017. Previously, in his role of Chief Customer Officer of Yandex he led the company’s efforts to drive sustainable revenue growth through developing and executing solid customer strategies, delivering sales plans across channels, driving geographical reach and building strong commercial and selling capabilities in his teams. Mr Grishakov is a leader with over 18 years of experience in FMCG, publishing and retail. Having started his career in consumer marketing, he later moved to general management and led Russian and Mexican businesses of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, as well as Kimberly-Clark in Russia. After that, he worked as CEO of food retailer SPAR Retail in Moscow. Maxim Grishakov graduated from the faculty of International Information at Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), and received his BA degree in marketing communications at Southern Utah University in 1995. Mr Grishakov also completed executive programs with Harvard and London Business Schools.
Maxim Grishakov is CEO of Yandex.Market since May 2017. Previously, in his role of Chief Customer Officer of Yandex he led the company’s efforts to drive sustainable revenue growth through developing and executing solid customer strategies, delivering sales plans across channels, driving geographical reach and building strong commercial and selling capabilities in his teams. Mr Grishakov is a leader with over 18 years of experience in FMCG, publishing and retail. Having started his career in consumer marketing, he later moved to general management and led Russian and Mexican businesses of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, as well as Kimberly-Clark in Russia. After that, he worked as CEO of food retailer SPAR Retail in Moscow. Maxim Grishakov graduated from the faculty of International Information at Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), and received his BA degree in marketing communications at Southern Utah University in 1995. Mr Grishakov also completed executive programs with Harvard and London Business Schools.
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Artem Savinovsky

Head of Media Services

Bio
Artem Savinovsky is Head of Media Services at Yandex. He was appointed to this role in May 2016. Mr Savinovsky is responsible for the company’s media products and services, which include online movie database and theater KinoPoisk, audio streaming service Yandex.Music, entertainment guide and ticket outlet Yandex.Afisha, television listings service Yandex.TV Program, production center Yandex.Studio and subscription service Yandex.Plus. Artem Savinovsky joined Yandex in 2008 to oversee the company’s financial reporting, analytics and planning, and since then has contributed to a number of key projects, including Yandex’s NASDAQ floatation and the development strategy for Yandex.Taxi. Prior to joining Yandex, Mr Savinovsky worked in the audit division of Ernst & Young, where he was involved in providing audit services to a number of large public companies in the technology, media and telecommunications sector. He graduated from the faculty of Economics at Moscow State University.
Artem Savinovsky is Head of Media Services at Yandex. He was appointed to this role in May 2016. Mr Savinovsky is responsible for the company’s media products and services, which include online movie database and theater KinoPoisk, audio streaming service Yandex.Music, entertainment guide and ticket outlet Yandex.Afisha, television listings service Yandex.TV Program, production center Yandex.Studio and subscription service Yandex.Plus. Artem Savinovsky joined Yandex in 2008 to oversee the company’s financial reporting, analytics and planning, and since then has contributed to a number of key projects, including Yandex’s NASDAQ floatation and the development strategy for Yandex.Taxi. Prior to joining Yandex, Mr Savinovsky worked in the audit division of Ernst & Young, where he was involved in providing audit services to a number of large public companies in the technology, media and telecommunications sector. He graduated from the faculty of Economics at Moscow State University.
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Pavel Aleshin

Head of Classifieds

Bio
Pavel Aleshin is Head of Classifieds division at Yandex, which comprises a real estate portal and property website, a job listings website, and an automotive portal and car classifieds website. In this role Mr Aleshin is responsible for operations, marketing and strategy of the company’s classifieds offerings. Mr Aleshin joined Yandex to lead its Classifieds division in 2019, having previously had a 15-year long career at Yandex from 2001 to 2016. During this time, he had served in a number of key roles, including as head of the company’s comparison-shopping service Yandex.Market and its electronic payment system Yandex.Money, in addition to his role as the company’s Chief Information Officer. He first joined Yandex in 2001 as a software engineer and soon became responsible for the company’s payment, billing, and user metrics solutions. Mr Aleshin has a degree in biomedical engineering from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
Pavel Aleshin is Head of Classifieds division at Yandex, which comprises a real estate portal and property website, a job listings website, and an automotive portal and car classifieds website. In this role Mr Aleshin is responsible for operations, marketing and strategy of the company’s classifieds offerings. Mr Aleshin joined Yandex to lead its Classifieds division in 2019, having previously had a 15-year long career at Yandex from 2001 to 2016. During this time, he had served in a number of key roles, including as head of the company’s comparison-shopping service Yandex.Market and its electronic payment system Yandex.Money, in addition to his role as the company’s Chief Information Officer. He first joined Yandex in 2001 as a software engineer and soon became responsible for the company’s payment, billing, and user metrics solutions. Mr Aleshin has a degree in biomedical engineering from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
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Dmitry Ivanov

Head of Yandex.Zen

Bio
Dmitry Ivanov is Head of Yandex Zen. He has held this position since May 2018. In this role he oversees the operations of the company’s personal recommendations service and publishing platform that relies on specialized artificial intelligence to adapt to the interests of each user. He has served as the company's Chief Product Officer for over 12 years after joining Yandex in 2003 to lead its news aggregation service. Mr Ivanov has a degree in History from Moscow State University and a PhD in Political Science from the Russian State University for the Humanities.
Dmitry Ivanov is Head of Yandex Zen. He has held this position since May 2018. In this role he oversees the operations of the company’s personal recommendations service and publishing platform that relies on specialized artificial intelligence to adapt to the interests of each user. He has served as the company's Chief Product Officer for over 12 years after joining Yandex in 2003 to lead its news aggregation service. Mr Ivanov has a degree in History from Moscow State University and a PhD in Political Science from the Russian State University for the Humanities.
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Roman Chernin

Head of Geolocation Services

Bio
Roman Chernin is Head of Geolocation Services at Yandex. He was appointed to this role in 2018, after leading the development of the company’s geolocation technologies, products and services for two years. He joined the company in 2011 to head its Search department. Prior to this, Roman Chernin worked as software developer, project manager and head of business development at the software company NAUMEN. He is a graduate of the Ural State University with a degree in Mathematics.
Roman Chernin is Head of Geolocation Services at Yandex. He was appointed to this role in 2018, after leading the development of the company’s geolocation technologies, products and services for two years. He joined the company in 2011 to head its Search department. Prior to this, Roman Chernin worked as software developer, project manager and head of business development at the software company NAUMEN. He is a graduate of the Ural State University with a degree in Mathematics.

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