Maria Gracheva studied in the Department of Psychology at M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. She started working in online advertising as far back as 1998. In 1999, she was already head of the advertising agency Breakth.ru, and in 2006 joined the Yandex.Money team as marketing director. Since 2011, she became business development director and has been responsible for the expansion of Yandex.Money’s services in and outside of Russia. Maria became CEO of Yandex.Money in March, 2014. Maria is often invited to various IT and e-commerce events and conferences to share her insight into Russian IT and payments trends.
Speaker at Money20/20 Europe 2016