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FELIX EVTUSHENKOV, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Felix Evtushenkov was appointed Chairman of the MTS PJSC Board of Directors in June 2019. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sistema JSFC, Chairman of Ethics and Control Committee of Sistema JSFC, as well as Chairman of the Board of the Sistema Charity Fund.

Felix began his career as Associate of the President in Sistema-Invest CJSC and Executive Director of the Industry Department at Sistema JSFC from 1999-2000. From 2000 to 2006 he worked as General Director, CJSC Sistema-Gals, and from 2006-2008 as President OJSC Sistema-Gals. In 2008, he was named Vice President, Head of Consumer Assets, at Sistema JSFC, later promoted in 2011 to First Vice President, Head of Basic Assets, and in 2012 to First Vice President of Sistema JSFC.

Felix holds a degree in jurisprudence from the A.S. Griboedov Institute of International Law & Economics.


Alexey Kornya, Chairman of the Management Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

Alexey Kornya was appointed President and CEO, Chairman of the Management Board of MTS PJSC in March 2018.

In 2018, Alexey was elected to the Board of the GSM International Association (GSMA).

Alexey boasts a long and storied career at MTS. Alexey joined MTS in 2004 as a financial director of the regional division of MTS Ural. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to Director of MTS Group for Business Planning, and in 2007, he became the Chief Financial Controller of MTS Group.

Prior to his appointment as CEO and President, Alexey held the role of Vice President for Finance, Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions of MTS PJSC since 2016. Since 2008, he has been Vice-President of Finance and Investments at MTS PJSC. In his role, Alexey oversaw the Company’s transformation from a traditional mobile communications provider to a multi-service, data-focused integrated telecommunications firm. During his tenure, MTS integrated numerous assets, including both fixed-line and mobile providers, streamlined the finance function by consolidating operations and developing a unified operating center for back-office functions and oversaw a number of benchmark financial transactions within the sector. Lately, Alexey has been instrumental in spearheading M&A transactions, which have established MTS as a major player in the burgeoning market for Internet-based products and services.

Before joining MTS, Alexey worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit and AIG-Brunswick Capital Management at North-West Telecom.

Alexey is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of MTS PJSC and heads the Boards of Directors of Mobile TeleSystems JLLC (“MTS Belarus”) and RTK JSC. He also serves as a member of the Supervisory Board of PrJSC VF Ukraine, a member of the Board of Directors of MTS-Bank PJSC and Sistema Capital Management Company LLC, in addition to being a member of the board of Charity Fund “Sistema”.

Alexey was born in 1975. In 1998, he graduated with honors from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance.


ANTONIOS ANTONIOU, Independent Director

Antonios Antoniou was elected to the Board of Directors of MTS PJSC in June 2019.

Antonios Antoniou has worked as Non-Executive Director at Polyus Gold International Ltd. since 2016.

Antonios has over 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors, having begun his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the UK, where he worked from 1979-1993. In 1993, he moved to PwC Russia, where over the next decade he rose through a series of leadership roles, including as lead partner of the company’s St. Petersburg office.

In addition, he has worked as Non-Executive Director at both Transcreditbank (2010-2011) and International Petroleum Ltd. (2011-2013).

Antonios holds a degree from the University of Bristol and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales as well as the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Regina von Flemming, Independent Director

Regina von Flemming was elected a member of the MTS PJSC Board of Directors in June 2015.

She is a member of the Management Board and Head of the Compliance and Social Responsibility Committee of the Russian-German Foreign Trade Chamber, a member of the Board of Trustees of the German-Russian Forum (Berlin) and the Endowment Foundation of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center (Moscow), a member of the European Business Association (Moscow) and the Club of Independent Directors. Regina serves on the Board of Directors of the Russian Standard Charitable Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt Charitable Club.

From 2005 to 2015 she was Director of the Axel Springer Russia publishing house; from 2003 to 2009, she was the owner of the consulting company Flemming & Partner GmbH Berlin (Moscow). From 2000 to 2003, Ms. Flemming worked as Vice President at Delta Capital, a US-Russia Investment Fund, and from 1996 to 2000 she was General Director at Ehrmann AG and Krone Russia.

Regina was born in 1965. She graduated from the postgraduate courses of the German Institute for Development and Trade, the INSEAD business school (Paris), the Institute of Political Studies (Paris) and the Free University of Berlin (diploma in Political Science).


Alexey Katkov, Non-Executive Director

Alexey Katkov was elected to the Board of Directors of MTS PJSC in June 2018.

He is also Managing Partner at Sistema PJSFC, member of the Board of Directors of SVK Fund, Ozon Holdings Ltd., Detsky Mir PJSC, Sistema Venture Capital LLC and other companies.

From 2017 to 2018, Alexey served as President of SVK Fund LLC and from 2016 to 2017 – as CEO and President of Sistema Venture Capital LLC. In 2015, he was First Vice President and COO at SMM JSC.

Previously, from 2000 to 2015, he worked at Mail.ru LLC, where he served as Vice President, Commercial Director and Director for International and Regional Development. He was in charge of launching and developing new products, including internet-based services, as well as expanding to international markets.

Alexey was born in 1977 in Moscow. He graduated from the Academy of National Economy with a degree in Management.


Thomas Holtrop, Independent Director

Thomas Holtrop was elected to the Board of Directors of MTS PJSC in 2013.

From 2009 to 2011 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Comstar-UTS OJSC, Chairman of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Strategy Committee, the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of the Board of Directors at Comstar-UTS OJSC. From 2005 to 2011, Thomas served on the Supervisory Board of the Gruner + Jahr publishing house (Hamburg).

From 2005 to 2006 he held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Thomas Cook AG, a travel agency. From 2001 to 2004 he was President of T-Online International AG, which, under Holtrop’s leadership, took the leading position in the European market of broadband Internet services. Also, from 2002 to 2004, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Deutsche Telekom AG, where he was responsible for the development of broadband services. From 1990 to 1999 he worked in the banking sector, including in the positions of Vice President at American Express International Inc in New York, Frankfurt and London; he was also part of the Board of Directors at Bank 24 AG and Deutsche Bank 24 AG.

Thomas was born in 1954 in Germany. He studied psychology at the University of Freiburg and business administration, majoring in economics and organization of production at the German Academy of Civil Servants.


Vsevolod Rozanov, Managing Partner, Member of the Executive Management at Sistema PJSFC

Vsevolod Rozanov has served on the MTS PJSC Board of Directors since 2012.

In April 2018, he was appointed Managing Partner at Sistema PJSFC. Since 2013 he has been the Senior Vice President, Head of Finance and Investment Complex and a member of the Management Board of JSFC Sistema PJSC. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited and a Member of the Board of Directors of RTI OJSC, Landshaft CJSC, Leader-Invest CJSC, and the Management Board of the Sistema Charitable Foundation.

He has extensive experience in management, economics and finance. From 1993 to 2001, he held various consulting positions at Bain & Company in Moscow, London and Stockholm. From 2002 to 2004 he worked as Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance at MTU-Inform CJSC and from 2004 to 2006, he was Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance at Comstar-UTS OJSC. From 2006 to 2008 he was Vice President, Finance and Investments, at MTS PJSC andfrom 2008 to 2013, he served as President of Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited.

Vsevolod was born in 1971. He graduated from Moscow State University, majoring in Economics.


VALENTIN YUMASHEV, Independent Director

Valentin Yumashev was elected to the Board of Directors of MTS PJSC in June 2019.

Valentin Yumashev is a Member of the Board and Advisor of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center Fund. He also serves as Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation on a pro bono basis.

Valentin began his career in 1978 as a journalist at Moskovsky Komsomolets, later working from 1987-1995 in a series of leadership roles at Ogoniok magazine, including as General Director.

In 1996, he worked as a media relations advisor to the Russian president. In 1997-1998, he served as head of the Russian Presidential Administration.

Valentin holds a degree in journalism from Lomonosov Moscow State Unviersity.


Artem Zassoursky, Vice President, Head of Strategy, Member of the Executive Management at Sistema PJSFC

In June 2017 Artem Zassoursky was elected to the Board of Directors of MTS PJSC.

In 2016, he was appointed Vice President for Strategy, member of the Board of Directors of AFK Sistema PJSFC. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Business-Real Estate, Agroholding Steppe, Stream, Insitel Services Private Limited.

Prior to joining AFK Sistema in 2013, he held the position of General Director of Stream, in 2013-2013 he worked as a Vice President of SMM OJSC, previously held senior positions in major media companies.

Artem was born in Moscow in 1979. He graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2001 with a degree in Foreign Social and Economic Geography and Translation. In 2005, he completed his postgraduate studies on Journalism at the same university.