Bela Lyauv was born in the city of Grozny. She graduated from the Karachayevo-Circassian Institute of Technology, Department of Economy and the Russian-German Higher School of Management at the RANEPA. In 2019, she completed Media Management training at the Stockholm School of Economics (Riga, Latvia). In 2000–2005 she was a correspondent at Kommersant Publishing House; since 2005, she has been working for the Vedomosti newspaper. She moderates conferences and roundtables held by Vedomosti.