Anton Zabannykh

CEO at Yandex

Anton Zabannykh heads Yandex.Classifieds, a Yandex subsidiary company incorporating the automobile portal Auto.ru, the property search site Yandex.Realty and the employment vacancy aggregator Yandex.Jobs.

Anton started his career at Yandex in 2006 as a project manager for the company’s email service, Yandex.Mail. Later, the scope of his responsibilities expanded to a whole range of products for personal communication and content sharing, including a cloud storage service, Yandex.Disk, a photo sharing service, Yandex.Fotki, and the identity layer on Yandex.

Prior to joining Yandex, Anton was a software developer with Russia’s first auction website Molotok.ru, and lead development for the Yekaterinburg portal E1.ru.

Yandex.Classifieds was formed in 2015. Its revenue in the first quarter of 2017 was 371 million roubles (about US$6.2 million), an increase of 54% over the previous year.

Yandex is a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. Since 1997, it has been delivering world-class, locally relevant search and information services. It develops market-leading on-demand transportation services, navigation products, and other mobile applications for millions of consumers across the globe. Yandex, which has 17 offices worldwide, has been listed on the NASDAQ since 2011. It is one of Europe’s largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia.