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Alexey Kornya, President & CEO
Chairman of the Management Board

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

Alexey boasts a long and storied career at MTS, joining the company in 2004 as Finance Director of the Urals region. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to MTS Group Director for Business Planning, and in 2007 to Chief Financial Controller of MTS Group.

Prior to his appointment as President & CEO, Alexey oversaw the company’s finance activities, including for two years as VP for Finance, Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions and before that for ten years as VP for Finance & Investment. During this time, he played a key role in streamlining the company’s finance and back office functions, as well as driving key acquisitions and integrations that transformed the company from a traditional mobile connectivity services provider to a multi-faceted, data-focused, integrated telecommunications firm.

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

Alexey also serves as a member of the board of the GSM Association (GSMA). He was born in 1975 and graduated with honors from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance in 1998.

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Inessa Galaktionova, First Vice President for Telecommunications

Inessa Galaktionova was appointed First Vice President for Telecommunications in August 2019, having earlier joined MTS in February 2019 as Vice President for Sales & Customer Service.

Inessa brings to the MTS team extensive industry experience, deep domain expertise, and a laser-sharp focus on operational rigor, having held multiple senior executive roles at leading Russian companies, including as Deputy CEO of Russian Post from 2013–2019 and Chief Commercial Officer of Tele2 Russia from 2009-2013.

She began her career at Philips, where she worked from 1996 to 2009, ascending to Chief Marketing Officer of the Russia & Central Asia region.

Inessa was born in 1974 and graduated from Vilnius State University in 1997.

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Vyacheslav Nikolaev, First Vice President for Customer Experience & Marketing

Vyacheslav Nikolaev was appointed First Vice President for Customer Experience & Marketing in August 2019, having earlier served as Vice President for Marketing beginning in June 2017.

Vyacheslav first joined the Company in 2004 and has held a number of senior positions in marketing and commercial management, including as B2B Director from 2011–2017 and before that as Group Director for Commercial Control, as well as Director of MTS Russia.

Before joining MTS, Vyacheslav worked as a supervising telecoms analyst, leading the sector research teams at Trust and Renaissance Capital. Vyacheslav began his professional career in 1997 as a consultant at European Public Policy Advisers (UK) and J'son and Partners (Sweden).

Vyacheslav was born in 1970. He graduated from the Faculty of Computational Mathematics & Cybernetics at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1993.

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Ilya Filatov, Vice President for Financial Services

Ilya Filatov was appointed MTS Vice President for Financial Services in August 2019. He also serves as CEO of MTS Bank.

Ilya joined MTS Bank in 2014 as First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board and was appointed the bank’s chief executive in 2015. He earlier held a series of leadership positions at UralSib Bank from 2005 to 2014, including Deputy Chairman of the Management Board.

Ilya was born in 1976 and holds a degree from the Moscow State Academy of Water Transport, as well as an MBA from the Higher School of International Business of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy & Public Administration.

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Tatyana Chernysheva, Vice President for Human Resources

Tatyana Chernysheva was appointed Vice President for Human Resources in November 2019. In this role, she oversees strategic staffing plans, as well as initiatives and programs across compensation & benefits and training & development. She is a member of the MTS Management Board.

Prior to joining MTS, she headed the leadership development practice at the Moscow office of Spencer Stuart International. In 2016-2017, she launched multiple independent projects in HR consulting. In 2016, she worked at LSR Group as Deputy CEO for Human Resources & Organizational Development. From 2004-2016, she held a series of HR Director roles at local offices of leading global companies, including Lamoda Group, Alliance Healthcare, Danone Group, and Johnson&Johnson.

She graduated in 2000 from St. Petersburg State University with a degree in management.

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Alexander Gorbunov, Vice President for Strategy & Development

Alexander Gorbunov was appointed Vice President for Strategy & Development in April 2018. He earlier served for six years as a member of the MTS Board of Directors while working at parent company Sistema PJSFC, including as VP for Telecommunications and Executive VP for Investments.

From 2010 to 2012 he held a series of senior executive positions at Sistema, and from 2006 to 2010 he was VP for Strategy & Development at Comstar-UTS. From 2005 to 2006, he headed the Corporate Development Department at Sistema and served as First Vice President, Head of Strategy & Development.

Alexander was born in 1967 and graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 1992. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Ruslan Ibragimov, Vice President for Government Relations & PR

Ruslan Ibragimov was appointed Vice President for Government Relations & PR in August 2019. He earlier served as Vice President for Corporate & Legal Affairs from 2008-2019 and has been a member of the MTS Management Board since 2007.

Ruslan joined the Company in 2006 as Director of the Legal Department, and was appointed shortly thereafter Director of Legal Affairs. He earlier worked at the Ibragimov, Kagan, and Partners law firm in Moscow, as well as at RSM Top Audit. From 1992 to 1996, he headed the legal service functions in several commercial banks.

Ruslan is an active member of Russian government councils and professional legal societies. He has served on the Expert Council of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology, and Communications, as well as on the Expert Council of the State Duma Committee on Property Issues and the Expert Council on the Protection of Investments Abroad chaired by the Russian Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurial Rights.

In addition, he is a Vice President of the Russian Corporate Counsel Association (RCCA), Senior Director of the Association of Independent Directors, Chairman of the Management Board of the National Payments Council Association, and Chairman of the Business Legal Support Committee of the Russian Managers Association. He is also a member of the Competition Support Association and the Association of Russian Lawyers.

Born in 1963, Ruslan holds degrees from the Moscow State University Law Department, as well as from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia.

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Andrey Kamensky, Vice President for Finance

Andrey Kamensky was appointed Vice President for Finance in April 2018, in which capacity he oversees all of the Company’s finance, investments, and M&A activities.

Andrey has deep finance domain expertise and extensive cross-industry management experience. He came to MTS after having served as Executive Vice President, Finance & Economics for parent company Sistema PJSFC. From 1997 to 2011, he progressed through a series of senior financial executive positions at Perekrestok, AB InBev, and ING Bank.

Andrey was born in 1972. He graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation in 1999 and Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography in 1995.

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Igor Mishin, Vice President for Media

Igor Mishin was appointed Vice President for Media in September 2019, overseeing the Group’s strategic media business vertical that includes an integrated spectrum of branded content channels, including cable, IPTV, satellite, and the MTS TV mobile app.

A renowned Russian producer and media personality, Igor has produced a number of popular TV shows and award-winning films. From 2014–2016 he served as General Director of TNT, one of Russia’s most-watched TV networks. He earlier worked as President of A-One Concept Media, Inc.; General Producer for TV Service CJSC (Muz-TV music channel); and General Director of Amedia.

His memberships and titles include Vice President of the Russian Academy of Television; Member of the European Film Academy; Science & Technology Laureate of the Russian Federation; and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Outdoor Film Festival, the world’s largest open-sky movie watching event.

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Dmitry Khomchenko, Vice President for Information Technology

Dmitry Khomchenko was appointed Vice President for Information Technology in August 2019.

Dmitry joined MTS in a regional capacity in 2006, relocating to corporate headquarters in 2011. He was appointed the Company’s Director of Information Technology in 2014. From 2015-2019 he concurrently worked as CEO of Sitronics Telecom Solutions, and since 2015 he has also been a member of the supervisory board of Nvision Czech Republic a.s.

Born in 1976, Dmitry holds a degree with honors in Information Systems from Russia’s Amur State University.

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Valery Shorzhin, Vice President for Cloud & Digital Solutions

Valery Shorzhin was appointed Vice President for Cloud & Digital Solutions in August 2019, having earlier served as Vice President, Digital Business Solutions.

Valery came to MTS in 2008, serving first as IT Director and from 2010 to 2014 as Director of Procurement Management. From 2014 to 2018 he worked as Vice President for Procurement & Administration.

Prior to joining MTS, he was Chief Technology Officer of Ukraine’s Farlep-Invest telecommunications carrier and earlier worked in a variety of engineering and technical roles at Sovintel and Tveruniversalbank, including in IT and network development.

Born in 1963, he graduated with honors from Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 1986.