Anya Chernyak (Barski) is Vice President of Engineering for Azul Systems where she’s responsible for the R&D and customer support for all Azul products.
During her 22 years of engineering, business, and operational leadership experience Anya has held a variety of roles at global corporations and Silicon Valley startups. Anya came to Azul from Advenira Enterprises, a breakthrough thin film technology company where she was the Chief Operating Officer. Before that, Ms Chernyak was the CEO of Yandex Labs and VP of Engineering at Yandex, the largest Russian Internet and search engine company.
Prior to joining Yandex, Anya worked for Sun Microsystems for 11 years in a variety of leadership roles building and running strong multifunctional multinational software engineering organizations delivering Sun Java and developer products. During her tenure at Sun she envisioned and founded the St. Petersburg Development Center (SPBDC) and developed it into a major Sun global engineering site and a key contributor to flagship Sun software products, including Java, JCK, and Java Studio.
Anya Chernyak holds a Master of Science in Physics and Master of Science in Education from the State Polytechnical University, St. Petersburg, Russia.