Russian service provider VimpelCom has appointed the former executive VP of strategy and new business development at energy company OJSC TNK-BP Management as the head of its Russian business unit.
Mikhail Slobodin takes the role effective immediately, with the appointment coming as Anton Kudryashov was upped to the group executive board as chief group business development and portfolio officer.
Kudryashov’s new role is effective from 14 October 2013 and his contract has been extended to the end of 2016.
“I am very pleased that Anton has accepted our offer to join the group executive board. Under his strong leadership our business in Russia has reversed the negative trends of the previous years and has significantly strengthened its market position, through closing the gaps in products and services as well as successfully launching and executing key strategic projects aimed at improving the efficiency of the operations and achieving a superior customer experience,” said VimpelCom CEO Jo Lunder.
In May, VimpelCom announced that chief financial officer Henk van Dalen had decided to leave the company when his contract expires in September 2013.
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