Nilesh Lakhani is the Chief Financial Officer of Yandex. Prior to joining Yandex, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of CTC Media, a leading Russian independent TV broadcaster that trades on the NASDAQ. Before CTC Media, Nilesh was Vice President of global operations at Electronic Arts. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Pogo.com, an online entertainment company that was subsequently acquired by Electronic Arts. Nilesh also spent several years with Transamerica Corporation and GE Capital where he was responsible for financing mergers and acquisitions. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Manchester, England and an M.B.A in Finance from the University of San Francisco, where he received the Scholastic Excellence Award.