Elena Kolmanovskaya is one of Yandex's co-founders and has served in the role of the company's Editor-in-Chief from the moment it was established in 2000 to 2012. Before Yandex, Elena worked at CompTek International where she focused on development and promotion of information retrieval technologies. Prior to that, she worked as a programmer at East Coast Sheet Metal Corp., as an analyst for Pragma, and as a software engineer at the All-Russia Petroleum Research Exploration Institute (VNIGNI). Elena is the author of numerous publications on internet technologies. She has a degree in Applied Mathematics from the Gubkin Institute of Oil and Gas. Currently, she serves as a consultant at Yandex.