Yogesh MalikGroup CTO at VEON
Since April 2014 Yogesh has been Group Chief Technology Officer at VEON and a member of the VEON Group Executive Committee. In this role Yogesh is spearheading a fundamental transformation dubbed “From Telco to Tech”. This includes overhauling the core IT (BSS) systems across most VEON geographies, refreshing the 10.000 people technology organization and upgrading the skillsets and the way of working, as well as preparing VEON’s networks to embrace 5G while staying investment-efficient. For early achievements in this space Yogesh has been recognized with a “CTO of the Year” award in 2017 by Mobile Europe.
Prior to joining VEON Yogesh was the CEO and COO of Telenor India (Uninor). Other career milestones include appointments as CTO at Grameenphone in Bangladesh, CTO of Kyivstar in Ukraine, and Head of Technology & Sourcing at Telenor Group headquarters in Norway.
Yogesh graduated from an executive MBA program at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and holds an engineering degree in Electronics from MSU University at Baroda in India.