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VimpelCom announces two appointments to its group executive committee

VimpelComVimpelCom Ltd., a provider of telecommunications and digital services, announces Mark MacGann as group chief external affairs officer and Jeffrey Hedberg as group chief people officer.

Mr. MacGann was most recently Senior Board Advisor and Head of Public Policy EMEA at Uber, and led the company’s public policy organization across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, making a major contribution to Uber’s pioneering development in dozens of countries and hundreds of cities internationally.

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In prior roles, Mr. MacGann led government affairs and public policy for the New York Stock Exchange in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

In addition, he previously headed global and regional government affairs functions at Alcatel, the global telecom technology provider; and during his tenure as Associate Partner in New York, London and Paris offices of the leading strategic advisory firm, Brunswick Group, he advised global telecom, media and technology players on major cross-border transactions.

Mr. MacGann holds degrees in politics and economics from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, France and Kingston University, London.

Mr. Hedberg most recently was CEO of Mobilink, where he led the turnaround of the business and led the acquisition of Warid which was completed earlier this year, strengthening our position as the leading operator in Pakistan.

Prior to leading Mobilink, Mr. Hedberg was (acting) CEO of Telkom South Africa and CEO of Telkom’s Nigerian subsidiary, Multi-Links Nigeria.

Prior to joining Telkom, he was CEO of Cell C, in South Africa. From 1999 to 2002, Jeffrey was Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG, where he developed the strategy for the International Division, while in 2002 he was appointed CEO and Chairman of Deutsche Telekom USA.

Mr. Hedberg joined Deutsche Telekom from Swisscom, where he became Executive Vice President of Swisscom International in 1997.




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