Kjell Morten Johnsen Appointed to Lead VimpelCom's Operations in Russia and Italy

Kjell Morten Johnsen Appointed to Lead VimpelCom's Operations in Russia and Italy Image Credit: Telenor

VimpelCom has appointed Kjell Morten Johnsen as Head of Major Markets, responsible for VimpelCom’s businesses in Russia and Italy, and will report to CEO, Jean-Yves Charlier. In this new role, Kjell will also be a member of the Group’s Executive Committee.

Norwegian born Kjell joins VimpelCom from Telenor, where he was head of Telenor Europe with previous roles as CEO of Telenor Serbia as well as Senior Vice President and Head of Telenor Russia, Telenor Central & Eastern Europe. 

Kjell who has an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, brings with him extensive international expertise in senior roles across a variety of industries, with responsibility for markets such as Russia, Scandinavia, and Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to entering the telecommunications industry in 2000, Kjell worked for Norsk Hydro in France and Ukraine, and Scandsea International in Norway and Russia. 

Jean-Yves Charlier, CEO, Vimplecom
Russia and Italy are two major markets for our Group and Kjell brings the leadership and experience to drive the transformation of these businesses and implement our digital strategy. 

Kjell Morten Johnsen, Head, Major Markets
I look forward to joining VimpelCom's transformation journey and aim to drive significant improvements in our Russian and Italian businesses, based on our digital agenda and radical simplification of the way we deliver our services.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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