Amsterdam, 21 December 2020 – VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services, today announced that Mariano de Beer is stepping down as a director of the VEON Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective 21st December 2020. Mr. de Beer, who also chaired VEON’s Digital Committee, will be focusing on other commitments.
“The Board would like to thank Mariano for his valuable insight and contributions to the Board and the company,” said Gennady Gazin, Chairman of the Board.
A search is currently underway to find a replacement for Mr. de Beer.
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