Andrey Sebrant is Director of Product Marketing at Yandex. He joined the company in 2004 and served as Director of Special Projects at the Marketing Department for four years prior to becoming Director of Product Marketing in 2008. In this position, Andrey supervises strategic planning, product development, market research and analytics, as well as marketing communication that reaches tens of millions of Yandex users.
Working as a laser physics researcher in the late 80s, Andrey was ahead of the trend when the internet emerged in Russia. At different times of his career, he was in charge of marketing at one of the first internet companies in Russia, GlasNet, edited the Russian pages of the US-based multimedia portal About.com, and overlooked production and strategic planning at what at the time was the largest web portal in Europe. Andrey was instrumental in the development and promotion of a number of popular web projects in Russia. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the Russian Journal of Internet Marketing since 2002.