People: Yandex NV (YNDX.OQ)

YNDX.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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31 Jul 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alfred Fenaughty

88 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Arkady Volozh

51 2000 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Greg Abovsky

38 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Alexander Shulgin

37 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Dmitry Ivanov

2005 Chief Product Officer

John Boynton

49 2000 Non-Executive Director

Esther Dyson

63 2006 Non-Executive Director

Herman Gref

51 2014 Non-Executive Director

Elena Ivashentseva

48 2000 Non-Executive Director

Rogier Rijnja

52 2013 Non-Executive Director

Charles Ryan

47 2011 Non-Executive Director

Alexander Voloshin

58 2010 Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Alfred Fenaughty

Mr. Alfred Fenaughty is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Yandex NV. He has been a non-executive director since 2000 and became the Chairman of the board of directors in July 2008. Mr. Fenaughty is a co-founder, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of InfiNet Wireless, a provider of wireless networking technology in Russia, as well as a co-founder and chairman of the board of the Center of Telephony Integration, a supplier of IP telephony systems. From 1993 to 2003, Mr. Fenaughty was a director of CompTek International. From 1965 to 1993, he served as president and chief executive officer of Information International. Prior to that, Mr. Fenaughty was vice president and general manager of the Western Division of Computer Control. Mr. Fenaughty received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Columbia University in 1946 and a master's degree in electrical engineering in 1947.

Arkady Volozh

Mr. Arkady Volozh is Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Yandex NV. He is the principal founder of Yandex and has been the Chief Executive Officer 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, Arkady left his position as CEO at CompTek International to become the CEO of Yandex. Mr. Volozh started working on search in 1989, which led to him establishing Arkadia Company in 1990, a company developing search software. His early achievements in this field 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 Institute of Oil and Gas.

Greg Abovsky

Mr. Greg Abovsky has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company in 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 14 years of experience in a variety of finance and investment management roles in the media and technology sectors. Mr. Abovsky holds a B.A. in Business Economics and Russian Literature from Brown University and an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Alexander Shulgin

Mr. Alexander Shulgin is Chief Operating Officer of Yandex NV in 2014. Mr. Shulgin joined Yandex as Chief Financial Officer in May 2010. A finance professional with 13 years of experience in the FMCG industry, Mr. Shulgin worked in different finance positions in Coca-Cola Hellenic from 1997 until 2007. In 2007, 4was appointed country chief financial officer of Coca-Cola Hellenic Russia. Mr. Shulgin has a degree in Management from Rostov-on-Don State University.

Dmitry Ivanov

Mr. Dmitry Ivanov is Chief Product Officer of Yandex NV since 2005. He joined the Company in 2003 to head the Yandex.News service. Earlier, he had worked as Head of the Internet department at the Foundation for Effective Policy, heading the development and online promotion of media projects. He graduated from Moscow State University and has a Doctorate in Philosophy in Political Science.

John Boynton

Mr. John W. Boynton has served as Non-Executive Director of Yandex NV since 2000. He has been a non-executive director since 2000. Mr. Boynton is the president of Firehouse Capital Inc., a privately held investment company with investments in a variety of early stage companies. He also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Mr. Boynton served as a founder and managing director of Wilson Alan LLC from 2001 through 2006, as vice president of corporate strategy and development at Forrester Research from 1997 to 2001, as a strategy consultant with Mercer Management Consulting from 1995 to 1997, and as co-founder and president of CompTek International from 1990 to 1995. Mr. Boynton graduated from Harvard College.

Esther Dyson

Ms. Esther Dyson is Non-Executive Director of Yandex NV since 2006. Ms. Dyson is an active investor and board member in a variety of IT, health care and aerospace start-ups, and also previously sat on the board of WPP Group, a global communications company. She started her career as a fact-checker for Forbes Magazine, and then spent five years as a security analyst on Wall Street. At New Court Securities, Ms. Dyson comprised the sell-side research department, and worked on the initial public offering of Federal Express, among others. At Oppenheimer & Co., she followed the nascent software and personal computer markets. From 1982 to 2004, as the owner of EDventure Holdings, she edited the newsletter Release 1.0 and ran the annual PC Forum conference. She sold EDventure to CNET in 2004, and reclaimed the name when she left CNET at the beginning of 2007. Her Russian interests have included advisory board seats with both IBS Group and SUP/Live Journal, and investments in the technology companies AlterGeo, TerraLink, Epam and UCMS. In the U.S., she is on the boards of 23andMe, Meetup, and others. She is on the boards of listed companies WPP Group and Luxoft, based in Moscow and Kiev. She was an early investor in Flickr and del.icio.us (sold to Yahoo!), Medstory and Powerset (sold to Microsoft), Brightmail (sold to Symantec), and Postini (sold to Google), among others. She is the author of "Release 2.0: A design for living in the digital age" (1997), which has been translated into 18 languages. She has a B.A. in economics from Harvard University.

Herman Gref

Herman Oskarovich Gref has been a non-executive director of the Company since May 2014. Mr. Gref has served since 2007 as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank of Russia, one of the largest commercial banks in Russia. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Gref served as the Minister for Economic Development of the Russian Federation and has previously served in a number of government positions at the federal and regional levels in Russia. Mr. Gref holds a degree in law from Omsk State University, a Ph.D. in law from St Petersburg State University and a Ph.D. in economics. Mr. Gref holds a Citation and Certificate of Honor from the President of the Russian Federation, the Order for Distinguished Service of Grade IV and the Stolypin Medal.

Elena Ivashentseva

Ms. Elena Ivashentseva is Non-Executive Director of Yandex NV. She has been a non-executive director since 2000. Ms. Ivashentseva is a senior partner at Baring Vostok Capital Partners, a Russian private equity firm. Baring Vostok structured and led the initial investment in Yandex in 2000 by Internet Search Investments Limited (the parent of ru-Net B.V.), in which a Baring Vostok fund was the founder and Baring Vostok funds were, together, the largest shareholder. Since 2000, Ms. Ivashentseva has been responsible for the investment in Yandex on behalf of Internet Search Investments Limited. She is also a member of the board of Avito, Centre for Financial Technologies, Enforta, ER-Telecom, Family Doctor, InfiNet Wireless Ltd., Ivi.ru and Ozon and was previously a member of the board of directors of CTC Media, Inc., a leading NASDAQ listed Russian television broadcaster, and other portfolio companies of Baring Vostok funds. From 1994 to 1998, Ms. Ivashentseva was a director of EPIC Russia, where she led telecom and media investments of the Sector Capital Fund. Ms. Ivashentseva received a master's degree in finance and accounting from the London School of Economics and a diploma with honors in economics from Novosibirsk University. She is a charterholder of the CFA Institute.

Rogier Rijnja

Rogier Rijnja is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has been a non-executive director since May 2013. He is an independent consultant, and served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and a member of the executive committee at D.E Master Blenders, a Dutch public company listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, from 2011 to February 2014. Prior to joining D.E Master Blenders, Mr. Rijnja served as head of the human resources departments at several international companies, including Maxeda (2008 to 2011), Numico N.V. (2004 to 2008) and Amazon.com (2002 to 2004). He was previously the director of global management development at Reckitt Benckiser PLC from 1998 to 2002, and a human resources manager for Nike Europe from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Rijnja held several positions at Apple between 1989 and 1996 in The Netherlands and the United States. Mr. Rijnja has a degree in law studies from Leiden University in The Netherlands

Charles Ryan

Mr. Charles Emmitt Ryan has served as Non-Executive Director of Yandex NV since May 2011. He has been a non-executive director since May 2011. A finance professional with 25 years of experience in both the Russian and international markets, Mr. Ryan co-founded United Financial Group (UFG) and became its Chairman and CEO in 1994. In 1998, Mr. Ryan initiated the New Technology Group within UFG Asset Management, which sponsored an early stage technology investment in ru-Net Holdings whose investments include Yandex. In 2006, Deutsche Bank acquired 100% of UFG's investment banking business, and Mr. Ryan was appointed chief country officer and CEO of Deutsche Bank Group in Russia and remained in that position until the end of 2008, when he became chairman of UFG Asset Management. From 2008 through the end of 2010, Mr. Ryan was a consultant for Deutsche Bank. Prior to founding UFG, Mr. Ryan worked as a financial analyst with CS First Boston from 1989 to 1991 and as an associate and principal banker with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Ryan has a degree in Government from Harvard University.

Alexander Voloshin

Mr. Alexander Voloshin is Non-Executive Director of Yandex NV since August 2010 after serving as an advisor to the company for two years. Mr. Voloshin serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uralkali and of Freight One. Prior to joining our Board of Directors, Mr. Voloshin served as Chairman of the Board of MMC Norilsk Nickel from 2008 to 2010 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of RAO "UES of Russia" from 1999 to 2008. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Voloshin headed the Russian Presidential Administration. Prior to becoming Chief of Staff of the Russian President, he worked as Deputy Chief of Staff from 1998 to 1999, and as Assistant to the Chief of Staff from 1997 to 1998. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Transport Engineers in 1978 and holds a degree in economics from the All-Russia Foreign Trade Academy.
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