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

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

Alexey boasts a long and storied career at MTS. He joined the Company in 2004 as Finance Director of the Urals Macroregion. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to Director, Business Planning, for MTS Group and in 2007, he became the Chief Financial Controller of MTS Group. In 2008, he was appointed Vice President, Finance & Investments, and Chief Financial Officer.

In his role as Chief Financial Officer, 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.

Prior to joining MTS, Alexey worked for North-West Telecom and PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit.

He is a member of the Budget Committee of the MTS PJSC Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board of MTS Ukraine PrJSC. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Mobile TeleSystems JLLC (MTS Belarus) and RTC JSC. Alexey also serves on the Board of Directors and the Strategy and Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of MTS Bank PJSC.

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

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Maria Golyandrina, Vice President for Human Resources

Maria Golyandrina was appointed Vice President, Human Resources, and member of the Management Board of MTS PJSC in December 2017.

Maria began her career at MTS in 2006. In 2014, she named Director for Compensation, Benefits and HR Administration. In this capacity, she was responsible for launch and development of virtually all remuneration systems for companies within MTS Group, the establishment and improvement of personnel performance assessment and employee motivation programs. She also helped facilitate the company's organizational change and digitization strategies.

Maria was born in 1986. In 2008, she graduated from State University of Management. In 2012, she completed coursework at the Institute of Experimental Economics and Finance of the Moscow State University. In 2017, Maria finished Skolkovo Moscow School of Management.

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Alexander Gorbunov, Vice President for Strategy and Development

Prior to his appointment in April 2018 to the position of Vice President, Strategy and Development, MTS PJSC, Alexander served as Vice President, Telecommunications Assets, Sistema PJSFC, through which he served on the Board of Directors of MTS for 6 years. From September, 2012 to the end of 2015 Alexander served as Executive Vice President for the Investment Portfolio of Sistema JSFC.

From 2010 to 2012 held various positions at Sistema PJSFC: Executive Vice President for Telecommunication Assets, Executive Vice President for Telecommunications Assets Development at the Core Assets Business Unit, Adviser to the President of Sitronics JSC. From 2006 to 2010, he was Vice President, Strategy and Development, at Comstar-UTS OJSC. From 2005 to 2006, he headed the Corporate Development Department and served as First Vice President – Head of Strategy and Development Complex of Sistema PJSFC.

Alexander was born in 1967. In 1992, he graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute as an engineer-physicist. In 1999, he received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Kirill Dmitriev, Vice President for Sales and Customer Service

Prior to his appointment in May 2016 to the position of VP for Sales and Customer Service at MTS PJSC, Kirill Dmitriev worked as Director of Moscow macroregion of MTS PJSC from 2014; from 2011, he headed MTS North-West macroregion. In 2009-2011, Kirill headed the Western Territorial Department of MTS Ukraine PrJSC.

Kirill started his career in sales at British American Tobacco in 2000. From 2002 to 2007, he held several sales management positions at BBH Group in Moscow and Ukraine.

He is a member of the Personnel and Remuneration Committee of the MGTS PJSC Board of Directors.

Kirill was born in 1978. He graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance in 2000.

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Andrey Kamensky, Vice President for Finance, Investments and M&A

Andrey was appointed for his current position in April 2018.

He has a broad experience in financial management in various industries. Before joining MTS, Andrey served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Economics for Sistema PJSFC. From 1997 to 2011, he held a number of executive positions in finance at Perekrestok JSC, AB InBev, ING BANK (EURASIA) JSC.

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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Ruslan Ibragimov, Vice President for Corporate and Legal Affairs

Vice President for Corporate and Legal Affairs, MTS PJSC since 2008 and a Management Board member since 2007. He began work for the company in 2006 as Director of the Legal Department, before being appointed the Director of Legal Affairs.

Prior to joining MTS, he worked at the Moscow-based legal firm Ibragimov, Kagan and Partners. From 1996 to 2002, he served as the Director of the Legal Service, Partner-Director, Deputy General Director and Head of the Department of Tax and Legal Advice at RSM Top Audit. From 1992 to 1996, he worked at commercial banks, heading legal services.

Ruslan is a member of the Management Board, 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 a member of the Expert Council of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications, the Expert Council of the State Duma Committee on Property Issues, the Expert Council on the Protection of Investments Abroad chaired by the Commissioner of the Russian President for Protecting the Rights of Entrepreneurs, the non-commercial partnerships Competition Support Association, Competition Support in the CIS countries and the All-Russian public organization Association of Russian Lawyers.

Ruslan is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the MTS PJSC Board of Directors, a member of the Board of Directors of Vysshaya Shkola Publishers OJSC, NIS PJSC, Prosveshcheniye Publishers JSC and Doctor Ryadom LLC.

Born in 1963, he graduated from the Law Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1986. From 1986 to 1989, he lectured at the Department of Law and Economics of Karaganda State University (Kazakhstan). Ruslan graduated from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia in 1992 as a Candidate of Legal Sciences.

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Andrei Ushatsky, Vice President for Technology and IT

He was appointed Vice President for Technology and IT, MTS PJSC, in April 2009.

He has worked for MTS since 1996, starting his work as a Radio Relay Line Service specialist, then becoming Head of Network Operation Service, Director of Network Operation Department and Deputy Director of MTS Russia Business Unit.

Andrei is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at JSC Metro-Telecom, a member of the Board of Directors of CC MTS-Turkmenistan, MGTS PJSC, NVision Group JSC and the Supervisory Board of MTS Ukraine PrJSC and a member of the Strategy Committee of MGTS PJSC.

Born in 1974, he graduated from Moscow Power Engineering Institute in 1997,Between 2002 and 2004 he trained in the executive MBA program at the Academy of National Economy of the Government of the Russian Federation.

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Igor Yegorov, Director of Moscow region

Igor Yegorov was appointed Director of Moscow region of MTS PJSC in May 2016.

Igor has worked at MTS since 2003. He has held senior positions in the MTS operations in the Irkutsk Region and the Trans-Baikal Territory and served as Marketing Director and Commercial Director for retail markets at the MTS operation in the Far East and Eastern Siberia. In October 2011 he was appointed Director of the Far East macroregion and headed it until May 2014, after which he headed the MTS business in the regions of Central Russia.

Born in Irkutsk in 1968, Igor graduated from Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University (LETI) and the Academy of National Economy of the Government of the Russian Federation, receiving an MBA degree.

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Vyacheslav Nikolaev, Vice President for Marketing

Since June 2017 - Vice-President of MTS for Marketing. Prior to this appointment, Vyacheslav worked for six years as the Director for B2C Marketing. He joined MTS in 2004, held a number of senior positions in marketing and commercial management: he was the Director for Commercial Controlling of MTS Group, Deputy Director of MTS-Russia for regional management, and also served as the Director of the MTS-Russia unit . In 2002-2004 - Vice-President of the investment bank "TRUST". In the bank "TRUST", and also earlier, since 2000, in the investment group "Renaissance Capital" he supervised the analyst of the telecommunications sector. From 1997 to 2000, he worked as a consultant in European analytical agencies “European Public Policy Advisers” (UK) and J'son and Partners (Sweden). He was born in 1970. In 1993, he graduated from the Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

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Andrei Smelkov, Vice President, Director of the Business Unit MTS Foreign Subsidiaries

He was appointed member of the Management Board, Vice President for Foreign Subsidiaries of MTS PJSC in October 2013.

He joined MTS from the position of Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice President of Tele2 AB (Stockholm). From 2010 to 2013 he worked as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board at Tele2 Kazakhstan. From 2008 to 2010, he headed SkyMobile in Kyrgyzstan and from 2006 to 2008 he worked as Deputy General Director for Regional Business Development in the Vimpelcom subsidiary in Uzbekistan. From 2004 to 2007 he headed the operation of Vimpelcom in Veliky Novgorod. He began his career at the cellular operator Novgorod Telecommunications as a marketing and advertising manager in 2002.

He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of CС MTS-Turkmenistan, a member of the Board of Directors of Mobile TeleSystems JLLC (MTS Belarus) and Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited.

He was born in 1976. In 1998 he graduated from the Department of Management and Economics of Novgorod State University. In 2000 he received a degree from Telemark University (Norway), majoring in Economics and Business Administration. In 2012, he took a course at Wharton Business School (USA) under the CEO competencies development program.

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Valery Shorzhin, Vice President for Digital Business Solutions

Valery was appointed Vice President, Digital Business Solutions, MTS PJSC, in September 2018.

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

Between 2006 and 2008 he worked as Director of IT and CTO at the Ukrainian telecommunications carrier Farlep-Invest (Ukraine). From 1996 he held various positions at Sovintel: communications engineer, Head of Analysis and Traffic Control Team, Director of the Network Control and Development Department, and Director of IT in 2000-2006.

He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at NVision Group JSC, a member of the Board of Directors of MGTS PJSC and the Supervisory Board of MTS Ukraine PrJSC.

Between 1993 and 1996 he worked at the Directorate for Automation of Banking Technologies at JSCB Tveruniversalbank and from 1986 he worked at the Research Institute of Radio Physics.

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