Mr. Michiel Soeting has been a director of VEON Ltd. since March 2022 and the Company deemed Mr. Soeting to be an independent director. Mr. Soeting has 32 years of experience with KPMG, one of the leading audit firms worldwide. While at KPMG, he worked in key locations in the EMEA, ASPAC and the Americas regions, becoming KMPG partner in 1998 and leading some of its largest global advisory and audit clients, including BHP Group, Equinor, LafargeHolcim, Philips Electronics, RD Shell, and Wolters Kluwer. From 2008, Mr. Soeting served as a global head of the KPMG Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) sector, and as a global Chairman of the KPMG ENR Board. From 2009 to 2014, he was a member of the KPMG Global Markets Steering Committee. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Soeting served as a member of the European Resource Efficiency Platform of the European Commission. From 2019, Mr. Soeting has taken on various oversight roles, in particular, as a member of the Advisory Board of Parker College of Business of Georgia Southern University in the United States and, from January 2021, as a member of the Board of Governors of Reed’s Foundation in the United Kingdom. Mr. Soeting graduated from Vrije University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands as a Chartered Accountant where he completed his Doctoral studies in Economics. He holds an MBA from Georgia Southern University in the United States. In addition, Mr. Soeting is a qualified Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom.