Yandex appoints General Director of Yandex LLC

Moscow, Amsterdam, April 14, 2022 – Yandex N.V., a Dutch public limited company and one of Europe’s largest internet businesses as well as the leading search and ride-hailing provider in Russia, today announced that Artem Savinovsky has been appointed as General Director of Yandex LLC, our principal Russian operating subsidiary, effective from April 15, 2022. He will replace Elena Bunina, who has served as General Director since December 2017. Artem will also continue to serve as Head of Media Services. 

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. In May 2016 Artem became Head of Media Services responsible for the division’s strategy and the development of the leading services, including video-on-demand platform KinoPoisk, music streaming services Yandex Music and Yandex cross-segment subscription program Yandex Plus. 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.

About Yandex

Yandex (NASDAQ and MOEX: YNDX) is a technology company registered in the Netherlands that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. Our goal is to help consumers and businesses better navigate the online and offline world. Since 1997, we have delivered world-class, locally relevant search and navigation products, while also expanding into e-commerce, online entertainment, cloud computing and other markets to assist millions of consumers in Russia and a number of international markets. More information on Yandex can be found at


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