Telia Company announced appointent of Rainer Rathgeber as CEO of Kazakhstan's Kcell, taking over from Arti Ots who has headed the company since 2014.
Rainer Rathgeber has extensive experience from the telecommunications industry and has worked for T-Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, as COO at the Etisalat Group and most recently as CEO of Ufone, a subsidiary of Pakistan Telecom. Rathgeber will take up the position as CEO of Kcell JSC as soon as all necessary work permits are in place.
Mansur Khamidov, Vice President Fintur Markets at Telia Company, will be CEO of Kcell from mid-August when Arti Ots leaves Kcell, until Rathgeber takes up the position.
Telia said the appointment of a new CEO of Kcell does not change its ambition to exit Region Eurasia. Telia Company owns a 60.4 percent direct and indirect stake in Kcell which is listed at the London Stock Exchange and the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange.