Head of Marketing, Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge
Volkswagen Group Russia
Born in late 70s in Saint Petersburg, Ilya moved to Moscow and spiritually matured into a mixture of Nordic cold-blooded pragmatism and perpetual passion for the action of Moscow-City. After graduating from the management faculty of the Higher School of Economics (Moscow), he experienced opportunities in both B2B and B2C sales and marketing spheres in local and worldwide trading companies. In 2004, Ilya shifted his career expectations to the automotive business of Nissan Motors, and then continued successfully with Volkswagen Group Russia. As the head of its marketing dept., he is now responsible for the overall marketing processes of Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge in Russia. The brand skyrocketed to a leading position in Russia’s commercial vehicles’ market and, together with Ilya, went through the once-in-a-lifetime experience of sponsoring the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Numerous international events, campaigns, partnerships, launches and brand awards strengthen his passion to the automobile business and to VW in particular. Ilya is married, and explores the new horizons of life with his 8 years old son.