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Yandex.Taxi Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

23 April, 16:47

Yandex.Taxi began as an on-demand transportation service in Moscow and today it operates an expansive ride-hailing business in 16 countries; a restaurant delivery service, Yandex.Eats; a meal-kit delivery service, Yandex.Chef; and an advanced self-driving car program.  As the business continues to grow, we’re excited to announce the appointment of Yevgeny Senderov as Chief Financial Officer of Yandex.Taxi.

Yevgeny brings over twenty years of experience in finance to Yandex.Taxi.  He joins the Yandex.Taxi team after nine years at VTB Capital, one of Russia’s leading investment banks, where for the last three years he served as Managing Director in the Private Equity and Special Situations Group.  While at VTB Capital, Yevgeny developed software and system integration companies, and businesses in retail and food tech, ranging from startups to large corporations.  At VTB Capital, he participated in a number of companies’ listings, including EPAM Systems, Luxoft, and Lenta.  Previously, Yevgeny served as Vice President of the Alfa Capital Partners, and prior to that, he started his career as an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse bank.  

Yevgeny also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Burger King Russia and President and COB of Russ Outdoor, one of Russia's largest outdoor advertising operators.  Yevgeny holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago.  

"We are excited to welcome Yevgeny to our team,” says the CEO of Yandex.Taxi, Tigran Khudaverdyan.  “His vast experience and knowledge, alongside his expertise in private equity, will improve our financial discipline and capital allocation decisions."

"In just seven years,” says Yevgeny Senderov, “Yandex.Taxi has grown from a small startup to a multibillion-dollar tech company with a number of innovative business lines.  I am honored to join the team leading this impressive growth, and I look forward to applying my knowledge and experience to help the company reach even more impressive heights.”