Ilya Segalovich was born in 1964. He invented the word Yandex with his schoolmate Arkady Volozh and created a system of searching for information on the Internet. Thus, he became a co-founder of the most popular Russian search-engine. He was technical director of Yandex in the last years of his life.
He was also member of the charity organization Maria’s Children together with his wife Maria. Segalovich had 4 children, lenta.ru notes.