After graduating with distinction from the Faculty of Robotics and Complex Automation (Department of CAD Systems) 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 the Mail.Ru Group in 2010. In that same year, he helped transition the company as it went public on the London Stock Exchange.
Dmitry became elected Chairman of the Mail.Ru Group Board in 2012.
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.
His passion for innovation led him to found the Russian Code Cup – the largest competition for programmers in Eastern Europe.