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Maelle Gavet        

COO at Compass

Maelle Gavet is the COO of the real estate startup Compass.

Previously, she served as COO of Priceline Group. Prior to joining Priceline Group, Gavet joined OZON.ru, "The Amazon.com of Russia," in 2009 as Sales and Marketing Director. She was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of OZON Holdings in July 2011, Russia's leading e-commerce business.

Gavet led the company through two record-breaking rounds of funding, 2011 ($100 Million) and 2014 ($150 Million). In February, 2012 Gavet led OZON to acquire Sapato.ru, Russia's leading online shoe and accessory retailer. In May 2014, OZON acquired a substantial stake in the leading Russian eBook distribution platform, LitRes.ru.

For these accomplishments and others, Gavet—at only 34 years old—was named one of Fortune’s 2012 “40 Under 40,” one of Forbes’ 2012 “Women to Watch,” and one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business in 2012.”

Before taking on her momentous role at OZUN, Gavet was principal at The Boston Consulting Group. She also served as founder and managing director of a business focusing on corporate events from 2001 to 2003 and also worked at the nonprofit Preobrazhenie Foundation, which specialized in education projects for young children, as project manager from 1999 to 2001.

Maelle Gavet was educated at the Sorbonne, the Ecole Normale Supérieure, and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques.

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