Dmitry Grishin

co-founder and Сhairman of the Board of Mail.Ru Group

When we launch a new product or invest in a project, we are always looking for synergy effects with our existing products. For example, Delivery Club and Youla benefit from our social networks.

Strategy of development

We want to create relevant products that users feel comfortable working with. We strive to support talented teams and uncover new opportunities for them, both in Russia and globally. We are the leader in communications and entertainment, and we are intensely developing e-commerce services. When it all started, the Mail.Ru Group was the largest e-mail service and the main web portal in Russia. Then came the games, which made the company first the largest MMO games developer across Russian-speaking markets, and then a global multi-platform gaming company. After that, the company acquired a number of communication platforms, namely VKontakte and OK, the leaders in Russia and CIS. Today the company owns a number of dynamically developing e-commerce services. We are not afraid of competition, which means competition between our own teams as well. We are trying not to hinder intense development of projects, which enables our teams to think and make decisions independently. We love experiments and we are always eager to help develop new, potentially promising markets.