Arkady Volozh

Tech Entrepreneur, Israel

Arkady Volozh is a technology entrepreneur, computer scientist, investor and philanthropist. He pioneered the development of search and navigation technology and intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. Since 2015 Volozh has been living in Israel, focusing mostly on developing and exploring new technologies. He was the co-founder and served as CEO of CompTek where he created one of the largest telecom/network equipment distributors in Russia and the largest CISCO distributor in Russia and CIS. He also co-founded NASDAQ-listed Yandex N.V., one of the largest internet companies in Europe. In June 2022, Arkady Volozh stepped down from his positions as CEO and Board member of Yandex N.V. after serving as CEO for 25 years. He was an investor and served on the board of Israeli face tagging company Face.com later acquired by Facebook in 2012. He was an early investor of Getir, a Turkish pioneer of quick-commerce which was first in the world to introduce the 15 minutes grocery delivery model. He previously served as a Board member of NeuroSteer, a company with teams in New York, California and Israel that developed the world’s first wearable, medical-grade brain activity interpretation platform for a wide range of medical, wellness and lifestyle applications.