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Our Team

Max Azarov
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Max is an experienced entrepreneur in the IT industry. His IT background, along with a passion for the EdTech industry gained from teaching English to his own children, led to the idea of a digital English learning platform.

Dmitry Malin
Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer

Dmitry has built a successful career in IT, having worked for leading listed companies. He co-founded Novakid using his knowledge and experience in technologies to build the platform.

Aksana Maiseyeva
Chief Financial Officer

Aksana is an experienced Financial Services manager, skilled in Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance, External Audit, and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Before Novakid, she worked in a Big 4 accounting firm.

Michael Lisovski
Engineering Director

Michael is a technology leader with a proven record of building high performance teams and delivering solutions in the tech space. He has in-depth knowledge of web & mobile development, and machine learning.

Irina Kuznetsova
Product Director

Irina is a highly skilled professional with a data-informed approach and strong product management skills. She enjoys building products that drive a company's growth, coaching product managers and in-depth research analysis.

Elena Campanella
Teacher Operations Director

Elena is responsible for ensuring that the Novakid product offering is seamlessly delivered to customers by highly qualified, well-trained teachers.

Elvira Mambetova
Content Development Lead

Elvira manages a team of specialist content developers, proof-readers and illustrators in order to provide world-class learning materials to our students that will inspire them to learn and grow.

Artem Buschik
Commercial Director

Artem is an experienced leader in both Sales and Customer Success. With over ten years of experience within the telecom and B2C sectors, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role. His proficiency in customer operations and international business development has been particularly beneficial in the EdTech sector.

Philippe Capelle
Marketing Director

Philippe is a senior digital marketing executive with over 13 years of experience. Before joining Novakid, he worked at eBay.

Olena Strutynska
Support Excellence Director

Olena is a certified COPC Implementation Leader and customer service expert. With over 10 years of management experience, she has effectively led Customer Care teams of over 280 people, achieving best-in-class CSAT, and has spearheaded various scale projects, including CRM implementation and support automation.