Alexander Gornyy was born on March 21, 1980 in Moscow. In 2000, he graduated with honors from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University where he studied at the department of computational maths and cybernetics.
After graduation Alexander joined Mail.Ru Group where he worked his way up from a programming expert to head of email subdivision. In 2006, Alexander moved to Rambler internet holding where he was Head of web development. Since autumn 2006 he worked in Media Mir (RBC holding) on different positions including CTO and deputy CEO.
In 2010, he returned to Mail.Ru Group where he became the head of ICQ project. In 2012, Alexander was appointed Chief Information Officer of Mail.Ru Group and Chief Strategy and Analytics officer in 2016. On this position he works on M&A, investments and new projects' launches.
His blog #startupoftheday (#стартапдня) is one the most popular blogs about startups in Russia.