They see Valery Shorzhin appointed VP digital business solutions; Alexey Goryachkin take over the position of VP, procurement and administration; the position of VP financial technologies terminated due to the fact that Maxim Yanpolsky has been appointed managing partner at AFK Sistema; and Alexander Gorbunov, VP, strategy and development now also being responsible for the segment of financial technologies.
Commenting on the development, Alexey Kornya, president and CEO, MTS, said: “Given the increasing importance of digital product development and implementation for MTS, we have decided to concentrate our digital innovation efforts in a separate management unit overseen by a dedicated vice president. Under the leadership of Valery Shorzhin, our procurement unit played an essential role in the technological upgrade of MTS’s equipment infrastructure. His expertise as a high quality IT specialist, along with his thorough understanding of the industry and his strategic vision, will help MTS to continue making further technological leaps in our business development.
“I also welcome Alexey Goryachkin, the former director for procurement, whose professionalism and rich background as an engineer, together with his experience of being one of the leaders of our technical block, will further contribute to our technological improvement.”