In Russian Google, a new director
Since last summer, the Russian office of Google has been left without a CEO: Vladimir Dolgov, who has held this position since 2005, has accepted the proposal to head the eBay online auction office created in Russia.
After his departure, the duties of the general director of Google Russia were performed by the financial manager of the company Yevgeny Ilnitsky. However, according to Kommersant, a new face has been selected for the post of director: ex-president of Prof-Media holding Yulia Solovyova.
According to Kommersant, this is Solovieva’s second proposal to take the post of CEO for a month - before that, she was invited to head the Sanoma Independent Media publishing house, but she refused.
Given her resume, such an interest in her is not surprising. According toBFM.ru, Julia Solovyova previously served as managing director of the Moscow office of the consulting company Alvarez & Marsal. For 5 years, from 2007 to 2012, she was Executive Vice President and President of the Russian media holding ProfMedia, where she was responsible for the creation and implementation of the holding’s portfolio strategy, asset management, corporate governance and financial results of companies.
From 2003 to 2006, Solovyova held the position of Director of Corporate Development of MTS, where she was involved in managing transformation programs, integrating newly acquired assets and improving the company's efficiency. Prior to that, she worked in the Dutch office of the international consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton, NTV +, Mary Kay and Golden Telecom.
It is reported that Solovieva graduated from the Foreign Languages Department of Moscow State Linguistic University, has a diploma from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (USA) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (USA).