SSE Russia Alumni Mikhail Chernyshev is a new marketing director at Vkontakte social network
Mikhail Chernyshev was appointed as marketing director of social medium VKontakte. Formerly, he had a similar post in Yota company. Internet medium vc.ru got to know about the appointment. Chernyshev confirmed the information.
According to his own confession, Chernyshev decided to move to the staff of the social network "to broaden professional horizons."
On the new post he plans to work on the marketing strategy, positioning and promotion of products of the site.
On this post Chernyshev replaced Yaroslav Andreev who moved to the post of director for work with partners in August of 2015. Andreev has worked for the social network since 2014.
In May of 2014, another top manager came to VKontakte from Yota. This was former technical director of the operator Konstantin Yurganov. In the social network he took the post of director for infrastructure.
In August of 2015, management of social network VKontakte decided to close the marketing department and to transfer all six of its employees to the new division.