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.