Dmitry Ponomarev is the founder of MERA, as well as Lintelus, SwitchRay, Signe Networks, KIS, ADS, Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Information Technology (NIIT) and Volga Region Telecommunication Association. He is the author of 70+ publications in scientific and technical magazines and the holder of 12 patents.
Mr.Ponomarev nurtured MERA from a small software development firm with a handful of employees to a global software development leader providing services in the most forefront technology areas. His entrepreneurial spirit is the driving force behind the creation, growth and current success of the company.
Prior to his entrepreneurial career in 1989, he served as Professor at the University of Technology in Nizhny Novgorod where he organized specialized training courses in a variety of IT disciplines. Mr.Ponomarev's academic experience includes serving as a research engineer in the field of antenna measurement. Mr. Ponomarev earned his MA in Telecom Engineering in 1974 and PhD in 1979 from the University of Technology, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.