VimpelCom Appoints Christopher Schlaeffer as Chief Digital Officer

VimpelCom Appoints Christopher Schlaeffer as Chief Digital Officer Image Credit: VimpelCom

VimpelCom has appointed Christopher Schlaeffer as Chief Digital Officer. Christopher will be responsible for driving VimpelCom’s transformation into an open digital model and for promoting a new ecosystem for the industry, supporting the development of new digital services and telecom propositions for customers, as well as leading the group’s global commercial functions.

Christopher who holds a Master’s degree from the Vienna University of Economics, joins VimpelCom from his role as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of two tech startups in Berlin and London. Prior to that, Christopher was with Deutsche Telekom for 12 years as the group´s Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Corporate Development Officer (with responsibility for Technology, IT, Innovation, R&D, and Venture Capital), Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of the mobile division

Jean-Yves Charlier, CEO, VimpelCom
Christopher’s arrival has been strategically timed with the opening of our new global Digital division in London, which will focus on digital development and innovation for the VimpelCom group. 

Christopher Schlaeffer, Chief Digital Officer, VimpleCom
We have exciting possibilities ahead to bring innovative new products and services to 10% of the world’s consumers, across the countries in which VimpelCom operates.


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