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Jean-Yves Charlier

Jean-Yves Charlier was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VimpelCom in April 2015. Prior to his appointment, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive of SFR, the second largest telecom operator in France, up to the end of 2014. 

Leading up to his role at SFR, Jean-Yves was Head of Telecoms and a member of the Vivendi Management Board where he developed and led the strategy for the demerger of SFR in a €17 billion transaction with cable operator Numericable. From 2007 to 2012, he was Chief Executive of Promethean, an interactive learning company, and from 2004 to 2007 he headed up Colt, an alternative carrier in Europe. He started his career with Wang in France and also held senior executive positions with Equant and BT Global Services. Jean-Yves has served on the board of several other listed companies including Activision Blizzard and Vivendi. Jean-Yves holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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