Board of Directors
Mikhail Zhukov
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Mikhail Zhukov has served as HeadHunter’s Chief Executive Officer since February 2008. Prior to joining us, Mr. Zhukov worked for a variety of different Russian IT companies. Mr. Zhukov launched the insource IT company (IT-SK) at Sibur in 2007 and launched the Network Integration Division at IBS (a major Russian systems integrator) in 1994. He holds a Masters in Engineering from Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) and a diploma in Economics from Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics. Mr. Zhukov also holds a certificate for the Program for Executive Development from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Dmitri Krukov
Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
Dmitri Krukov has served as Chairman of our board of directors and as a member of our board of directors since May 2019. Mr. Krukov is the founder and a senior partner at Elbrus Capital, a Russia and CIS-focused private equity business. Currently, Mr. Krukov is a director on the boards for the CIAN Group, an online real estate marketplace in Russia, and DS Russia Management GmbH, a logistics company. Previously, Mr. Krukov was a managing director in investment banking and finance at Renaissance Capital from 2002 to 2007, and a Vice President in the mergers, acquisitions and restructuring department at Morgan Stanley from 1996 to 2002. Mr. Krukov received a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from Lomonosov Moscow State University and received a certificate from the Harvard Business School Executive Education program on Making Corporate Boards More Effective. Mr. Krukov also attended the MBA program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1994−1995.
Valentin Mashkov
Non-executive Director
Valentin Mashkov has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2020. Mr. Mashkov is a partner at Elbrus Capital, a Russia and CIS-focused private equity business, since 2010. Before joining Elbrus Capital in 2010, Mr. Mashkov was Director for Investments and Portfolio Management at Interros from 2009 to 2010, and Associate in European Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Mashkov has served on boards of several private companies in Elbrus Capital’s portfolio as director or observer. Mr. Mashkov received a BA with honors in Economics from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
Douglas Gardner
Independent Non-executive Director
Founder of CAIGAN Capital, Douglas Weir Gardner presently is Managing Director at this company. Mr. Gardner is also on the board of Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant PJSC, URALSIB Financial Corp. JSC, Kaspi. kz JSC and Cian Plc. In his past career he occupied the position of Head-Financial Services & Managing Partner at Arthur Andersen LLP, Managing Partner at Ernst & Young (CIS) Ltd., Managing Partner at Ernst & Young Kazakhstan and Director at Caspian Group BV. Mr. Gardner received an undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Olga Filatova
Independent Non-executive Director
Olga Filatova has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2020. Ms. Filatova is a people, HR technology and organization consultant. Ms. Filatova founded People Innovations, an independent HR consultancy, in June 2018. Previously, Ms. Filatova served as VP HR & Educational Projects for Mail.ru Group, a Russian internet company, from September 2016 to June 2018, and as Managing Director for HR for Severgroup, a private investment company, from July 2015 to September 2016. During 2002 to 2016, she also held various positions at heavy industries, FMCG and oil companies. Ms. Filatova received a Bachelor’s degree in general management with honours and a Master’s degree with honours in strategic and corporate governance from National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) and an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics. Mis. Filataova is also a professor of the Department of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at the Graduate School of Business at HSE University.
Maksim Melnikov
Non-executive Director
Maksim Melnikov has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2019. Mr. Melnikov has been the CEO and a member of the board of directors of the CIAN Group, an online real estate marketplace in Russia, since February 2014. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Melnikov served as CEO and director for Media3 Holding, a large print and digital media holding company focused on selling print media businesses and investing in online media ventures. Mr. Melnikov received a Master in Finance with honors from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation, where he focused on banking, securities and public markets. Mr. Melnikov later received a Master of Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Mikhail Zhukov

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Mikhail Zhukov has served as HeadHunter’s Chief Executive Officer since February 2008. Prior to joining us, Mr. Zhukov worked for a variety of different Russian IT companies. Mr. Zhukov launched the insource IT company (IT-SK) at Sibur in 2007 and launched the Network Integration Division at IBS (a major Russian systems integrator) in 1994. He holds a Masters in Engineering from Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) and a diploma in Economics from Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics. Mr. Zhukov also holds a certificate for the Program for Executive Development from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Dmitri Krukov

Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Dmitri Krukov has served as Chairman of our board of directors and as a member of our board of directors since May 2019. Mr. Krukov is the founder and a senior partner at Elbrus Capital, a Russia and CIS-focused private equity business. Currently, Mr. Krukov is a director on the boards for the CIAN Group, an online real estate marketplace in Russia, and DS Russia Management GmbH, a logistics company. Previously, Mr. Krukov was a managing director in investment banking and finance at Renaissance Capital from 2002 to 2007, and a Vice President in the mergers, acquisitions and restructuring department at Morgan Stanley from 1996 to 2002. Mr. Krukov received a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from Lomonosov Moscow State University and received a certificate from the Harvard Business School Executive Education program on Making Corporate Boards More Effective. Mr. Krukov also attended the MBA program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1994−1995.

Valentin Mashkov

Non-executive Director

Valentin Mashkov has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2020. Mr. Mashkov is a partner at Elbrus Capital, a Russia and CIS-focused private equity business, since 2010. Before joining Elbrus Capital in 2010, Mr. Mashkov was Director for Investments and Portfolio Management at Interros from 2009 to 2010, and Associate in European Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Mashkov has served on boards of several private companies in Elbrus Capital’s portfolio as director or observer. Mr. Mashkov received a BA with honors in Economics from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

Douglas Gardner

Independent Non-executive Director

Founder of CAIGAN Capital, Douglas Weir Gardner presently is Managing Director at this company. Mr. Gardner is also on the board of Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant PJSC, URALSIB Financial Corp. JSC, Kaspi. kz JSC and Cian Plc. In his past career he occupied the position of Head-Financial Services & Managing Partner at Arthur Andersen LLP, Managing Partner at Ernst & Young (CIS) Ltd., Managing Partner at Ernst & Young Kazakhstan and Director at Caspian Group BV. Mr. Gardner received an undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Olga Filatova

Independent Non-executive Director

Olga Filatova has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2020. Ms. Filatova is a people, HR technology and organization consultant. Ms. Filatova founded People Innovations, an independent HR consultancy, in June 2018. Previously, Ms. Filatova served as VP HR & Educational Projects for Mail.ru Group, a Russian internet company, from September 2016 to June 2018, and as Managing Director for HR for Severgroup, a private investment company, from July 2015 to September 2016. During 2002 to 2016, she also held various positions at heavy industries, FMCG and oil companies. Ms. Filatova received a Bachelor’s degree in general management with honours and a Master’s degree with honours in strategic and corporate governance from National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) and an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics. Mis. Filataova is also a professor of the Department of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at the Graduate School of Business at HSE University.

Maksim Melnikov

Non-executive Director

Maksim Melnikov has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2019. Mr. Melnikov has been the CEO and a member of the board of directors of the CIAN Group, an online real estate marketplace in Russia, since February 2014. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Melnikov served as CEO and director for Media3 Holding, a large print and digital media holding company focused on selling print media businesses and investing in online media ventures. Mr. Melnikov received a Master in Finance with honors from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation, where he focused on banking, securities and public markets. Mr. Melnikov later received a Master of Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.