VimpelCom announced that Mikhail Gerchuk, 38, has been selected as the company’s new Group Chief Commercial Officer. He joins VimpelCom after serving as VP and Chief Commercial Officer at Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), one of the leading telecommunications operators in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Prior to joining MTS, Gerchuk was Chief Commercial Officer at Vodafone Malta. He has also worked as an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and as a Category Marketing Manager at PepsiCo. Gerchuk was included in the "Top 40 Under 40 in Telecoms" by the Global Telecoms Business magazine in 2010 and 2011. In the past, he has served on the board of directors at Comstar, MGTS, and MTS Ukraine.
Leading Israeli Telecom Operator Appoints CEO
Cellcom Israel announced that Nir Sztern has been elected as the CEO of the company. Most recently, Sztern served as the CEO of Netvision, an identity management provider which was recently acquired by Cellcom. Before joining Netvision, he was Deputy CEO and VP of Marketing at Pelephone Communication, an Israeli cellular operator and one of Cellcom Israel’s biggest competitors. Prior to Pelephone, he served as Head of Marketing at Barak 013, a long distance operator.
Microsoft Veteran Selected for CTO Role at Cincinnati Bell Subsidiary
CyrusOne, a provider of corporate colocation services, announced that it has hired Kevin Timmons as the company's new CTO. Most recently, Timmons served as the GM of Datacenter Services at Microsoft. Before joining Microsoft, he was the VP of Operations at Yahoo! and the Director of Operations at GeoCities.
Dutch Telecom Service Provider Adds to Board
Elephant Talk Communications announced that it has appointed Charles Levine, 57, to the company's Board of Directors. He is currently the Chairman of Openwave Systems and serves on the board of directors at Sierra Wireless, RCN, and Somera Communications. Prior to his focus on board work, Levine served as the President of Sprint PCS. He has also held senior roles at Octel Communications, CadForms Technology, and AT&T.
New Board Member at Broadband Provider
Alaska Communications announced the Brian Ross has joined its Board of Directors. He will also serve on the company’s Audit Committee. Currently, Ross is the President & CEO of KnowledgeWorks, a non-profit organization providing innovative methodologies in the field of education. Prior to joining KnowledgeWorks, he was the COO at Cincinnati Bell. Ross is a member of the boards of Downtown Cincinnati, KnowledgeFunding Ohio, and Ursuline Academy.
Emulex Recruits New VP
Emulex announced it has appointed Adam Winkelmann as the VP of International Operations. In his new position, he will be responsible for all of Emulex's international operations overseas and sales & marketing in the EMEA region. Prior to joining Emulex, Winkelmann served as a Director at CFM Capital. Before that, he was the EVP of Worldwide Sales at MobileAware, a leading provider of Mobile Self-Care and Mobile Cloud-Care solutions. Earlier in his career, he was a Divisional Director at Cap Gemini Sogeti and GM at Glockenspiel.
Date range: October 15th - November 10th