Polina Khabarova

Deputy CEO, HR Director, Chief Transformation Officer

Polina Khabarova is a Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) and HR Director, responsible for leading internal transformation and talent management.

Polina is one of the major internal transformation thought leaders at CROC, guiding development of innovation culture and the launch of new product practices, including those in collaboration with foreign partners.

As an HR Director, she contributes to the company’s strategy by setting development vectors to improve operational performance and unlock human potential.

Polina graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a specialist’s diploma in Public Relations (2008) and a master’s degree in Management (2009). In addition, she completed the Leading and Building a Culture of Innovation course at Harvard Business School in 2018 and studied Agile Methodology at Columbia Business School in 2019.

For many years, Polina has been ranked by Kommersant among the Top 3 HR directors in the Russian IT industry and came first place in the rating in 2017. Furthermore, she was also invited as an expert to join the HR and Education team of the ‘Digital Economy. Russia 2024’ state program.

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