Jane Zavalishina is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Yandex.Money, an e-commerce payment system in Russia. Yandex.Money is a part of Yandex NV, Russia’s leading internet company. Jane has been heading Yandex.Money since 2005, and during the time the company has undergone substantial growth, becoming a strong player in the market and gaining high brand recognition among Russian consumers and merchants for online payments. In recent years, Yandex.Money has partnered with thousands of online merchants and integrated with the largest banks in the country, which has produced a major impact on the whole e-commerce industry in Russia.
Jane is playing an active role in raising awareness of e-money services among consumers, legislatures, and government officials. She is a regular visitor and speaker at various conferences, seminars and round tables on e-money and online payments.
Prior to becoming CEO of Yandex.Money, Jane had worked as Chief Product Officer at Yandex since 2000. During those years Yandex grew to become the leading Russian online portal, gaining wide popularity not only for their search engine, but for a rich range of web services for users, including email, web hosting, news search and comparison shopping. Jane strongly contributed to the company’s business development success. During the early 2000s, Jane became of the three co-authors of the “Internet-Russian Phrasebook”, the first explanatory dictionary of the key terms, characters and events in the Russian-speaking online world.
Jane’s professional interests include retail payments, e-commerce, online payments security and e-money regulation.