Rambler CEO Olga Turischeva, who started in April 2009, continues building a strong management team. Max Azarov, who worked as Product Manager at Google in Russia, is joining Rambler as Director of Product Management. Max has MBA in Product Management from University of Massachusetts at Amherst and MSc in Applied Maths from Moscow Institute of Psychics and Technology. He worked in product management roles in Google, SMSC and Digital 5.
Rambler recently appointed a Procter & Gamble veteran, Sergey Khrusov as Commercial Director and a X5 Retail Group financial director, Andrey Terekhov as Chief Financial Officer.
It is yet another executive departure for Google whose Russian CTO Jennifer Trelewicz joined Russia’s leading online portal Mail.ru as Deputy CTO. Google’s 23% share of searches in Russia has not grown for the past year while shares of each, Yandex and Mail.ru gained few percentage points.