AMSTERDAM, April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ:
VEON) and (Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of
connectivity and digital services, announces the appointment of
Serkan Okandan as Group Chief
Financial Officer (CFO), effective from 1 May 2020.
Serkan brings more than 25 years' experience to VEON,
including as Group CFO at the Etisalat Group and Group CFO at
Turkcell. During his twenty years at the Etisalat Group and
Turkcell, telecommunications providers in the Middle East, Eastern
Europe, Asia and
Africa, he also held senior
management and board positions of subsidiaries in Ukraine and Pakistan – two of VEON's largest operating
Serkan will report to VEON's co-CEOs Sergi Herrero and Kaan
Terzioglu and join VEON's Group Executive Committee.
Commenting on the appointment, Kaan
Terzioglu and Sergi Herrero
said: "Serkan is a first-class executive who brings a wealth of
experience to VEON which will be invaluable as we look to
consolidate our position in connectivity and digital services. We
are pleased to welcome him to VEON."
Serkan Okandan said: "VEON is a
company with a clear strategy for growth over the coming years, in
both connectivity and digital services. With new co-CEOs and 212
million customers in some of the world's most dynamic and youthful
countries I am delighted to join and help drive the company's
Serkan is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics and
Administrative Sciences at Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey.
VEON is a NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam-listed global provider
of connectivity and internet services, headquartered in
Amsterdam. Our vision is to
empower customer ambitions through technology, acting as a digital
concierge to guide their choices and connect them with resources
that match their needs.
For more information visit: http://www.veon.com.
This release contains "forward-looking statements", as the
phrase is defined in Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of
1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange
Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are not
historical facts, and include statements relating to, among other
things, expectations regarding management plans and the ability to
successfully execute operating model and development plans.
Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and
uncertainties, many of which VEON cannot predict with accuracy and
some of which VEON might not even anticipate. The forward-looking
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required by U.S. federal securities laws, any forward-looking
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reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Furthermore,
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SOURCE VEON Ltd