General Director, Yandex
Arkady Volozh is the principal founder of Yandex and has been the company’s CEO and a Director since 2000.
A serial entrepreneur with a background in computer science, Mr Volozh co-founded several successful IT enterprises, including InfiNet Wireless, a Russian provider of wireless networking technology, and CompTek International, one of the largest distributors of network and telecom equipment in Russia. In 2000, he left his position as CEO at CompTek International to become CEO of Yandex. Mr Volozh began working on search in 1989, which led to him establishing Arkadia Company in 1990, a company dedicated to developing search software. His early achievements include the development of electronic search for use in patents, Russian classical literature and the Bible.
Mr Volozh holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas.