Amsterdam, 27 May 2019 - VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services, announces the promotion of Eugene Krazhan to CEO of Beeline Kyrgyzstan. He will take up his role in June and report to Group Chief Operations Officer, Kjell Johnsen.

Eugene joined VEON fourteen years ago and is currently Business to Business Director at Kyivstar in Ukraine, where he has overseen consistent B2B revenue growth and increased market share. He previously held a series of marketing and strategy roles at Kyivstar.

Ursula Burns, VEON’s Chairman and CEO, commented: “Eugene has been one of our star performers in Ukraine with Kyivstar, both in terms of his business results and his style of values-based leadership. With a young and growing population, Kyrgyzstan is a country where VEON sees opportunity for future growth. I wish Eugene every success as we look to strengthen our position there.”

Eugene holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and a Strategic Marketing Mini MBA from the London Business School.

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