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Dmitry S. Grishin

Founder, Grishin Robotics

Born in 1978, Dmitry Grishin is considered as one of the most successful young entrepreneurs in Russia. After graduating with distinction from the Faculty of Robotics and Complex Automation at Moscow State Technical University and working as a software engineer on several projects, Dmitry joined Mail.Ru in 2001. He became CEO of Mail.Ru in April 2003. In 2005, he co-founded the Mail.Ru Group. He then assumed the CEO role of Mail.Ru Group in 2010. In that same year, he helped transition the company as it went public on the London Stock Exchange. Dmitry was elected chairman of the Mail.Ru Group Board in 2012.

Dmitry’s passion for innovation led him to found the Russian Code Cup, the largest competition for programmers in Eastern Europe. Through the Code Cup and other projects, he continues to foster growth in the technology sector worldwide. Currently, Dmitry also serves as the head of the Department of Information Technologies and Programming at St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.

In 2012, Dmitry founded Grishin Robotics, a global investment company that is dedicated to supporting personal robotics around the world.