Bernard joined Yandex in January 2012 to help create and run Yandex Europe AG, the company’s European sales office based in Lucerne, Switzerland. Prior to Yandex, Bernard served, from 2005 to 2011, as Chief Executive Officer of one of Russia's largest online stores, OZON.ru. Earlier in his career, from 2000 to 2002, Bernard held a position of Marketing Director at Yandex LLC. Bernard has been able to successfully apply his international business experience in the fast-paced Russian economy since 1996, when he came to Russia to manage marketing at Nestlé Food LLC and, later, at the private equity firm Baring Vostok Capital Partners. Bernard holds an MA degree in Political Sciences from Lausanne University and is an Advisory Board member of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe.