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Kjell Morten Johnsen

Kjell Morten Johnsen is VimpelCom’s Head of Major Markets, with responsibility for the Group’s businesses in Russia and Italy, as well as Acting Chief Executive Officer for VimpelCom Russia (Beeline). 

Kjell joined VimpelCom from Telenor, where he was head of Telenor Europe with previous roles as CEO of Telenor Serbia as well as Senior Vice President and Head of Telenor Russia, Telenor Central & Eastern Europe. He was also a member of VimpelCom Ltd’s Supervisory Board from 2011 until 2015 and PJSC’s Board of Directors from 2007 to 2013. Prior to entering the telecommunications industry in 2000, Kjell worked for Norsk Hydro in France and Ukraine, and Scandsea International in Norway and Russia. 

Kjell is Norwegian and has an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, and has attended the University of Oslo, Norwegian School of Management, and Nord University Business School.

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