Arkady Yuryevich Volozh is a Kazakhstan born Israeli serial technology entrepreneur, computer scientist, investor and philanthropist.
13 Facts About Arkady Volozh
Arkady Volozh pioneered the development of search and navigation technology as well as intelligent products and services powered by machine learning.
In June 2022 Arkady Volozh stepped down from all his positions in Yandex and left the company.
Arkady Volozh has lived in Tel Aviv with his family since 2014.
Arkady Volozh was born in Guryev, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union into a Russian-Jewish family.
Arkady Volozh's father was a petroleum geologist, and his mother was a music teacher.
Arkady Volozh attended Republican School of Physics and Mathematics in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and then studied applied mathematics at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, graduating in 1986.
Arkady Volozh is a serial entrepreneur with a background in computer science.
Arkady Volozh went on to co-found several IT enterprises besides Yandex, including a Russian provider of wireless networking technology InfiNet Wireless, and CompTek International, one of the largest distributors of network and telecommunications equipment in Russia.
Arkady Volozh started working on search in 1989, which led to him establishing Arkadia Company in 1990.
Arkady Volozh co-founded Yandex in 1997, later leaving his position as CEO of CompTek International to become the CEO of Yandex in 2000.
Arkady Volozh frequently appears in professional technological conventions and forums in Israel.
In 2016, Arkady Volozh applied for and received Maltese citizenship through its investment program.