Board Director, President and CEO,
ABBYY International HQ
Sergey Andreev grew up in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, and when in high school, participated in the Russian Physics Olympics. In 1986, he entered the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Faculty of General and Applied Physics, from which he graduated in 1992. While doing his graduate studies, Sergey joined ABBYY (formerly BIT Software) as Commercial Director in 1991. Since being appointed ABBYY’s CEO in 1999, Sergey has been leading the company and supervising all aspects of production, sales and marketing, research and development, support, finance, and public relations. During his 20+years with ABBYY, Sergey has created a vast distribution network worldwide. Under his leadership, ABBYY became one of the leading IT companies in Russia and opened offices across Europe, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific regions. Sergey has repeatedly been named among the top 100 most influential IT entrepreneurs in Russia. In 2003, he was awarded the Government Prize for Achievements in Science and Technology.