VEON Names Alex Kazbegi as Chief Strategy Officer

VEON Names Alex Kazbegi as Chief Strategy Officer Image Credit: Veon

Multi-national operator VEON announces the appointment of Alex Kazbegi as Chief Strategy Officer, reporting to the Chairman and CEO, Ursula Burns.

Alex brings considerable experience in telecoms and infrastructure after more than 20 years in investment banking in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He has been consistently ranked as a leading telecoms analyst in Russia and EMEA by the key industry surveys.  

Most recently, Alex was a Managing Director and Head of EMEA Telecom, Transportation, Infrastructure and Healthcare Research at Renaissance Capital where he and his team covered about 30 stocks while playing a leading role in multiple high-profile IPOs. Prior to that, Alex was a lead telecoms analyst for EMEA at Citigroup. 

Alex will oversee VEON’s efforts to identify growth and business development opportunities. 

Alex holds dual British and Georgian citizenship. He was awarded an MBA from Tulane University in the USA and a PhD in Theoretical and Mathematic Physics from Tbilisi State University.

Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO, VEON
Alex’s appointment is a further sign of the momentum that is building at VEON, as we seek to strengthen our core business and grow new revenue streams while remaining focused on ethics and compliance. His experience covering telecoms in Russia and other emerging markets will help the Group Executive Committee lead VEON towards more success and increased shareholder value.


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