Ilya
Karpinsky

Chief Strategy Officer

Ilya Karpinsky is Chief Strategy Officer for Mail.ru Group's new global gaming brand MY.GAMES.

He is in charge of shaping the brand's global development strategy on all key markets.

Ilya joined the Mail.ru Group team in 2012 as head of third-party development. In 2017 he founded Russia's largest niche investment fund MRGV (Mail.ru Games Ventures).

He is one of the leading experts in Russia's gaming industry. In June 2000, he founded the Hobby World company - one of the largest developers and publishers of board games in Russia and the CIS. He joined Nival Network in 2005, a video game company, where he was in charge of publishing and promoting various projects, including the legendary Heroes of Might & Magic. He became the company's managing director in 2008.

Ilya is an SEP Stanford University graduate.