Veon Ltd, a lead global provider of connectivity and internet services, has recently announced Mohammad Khairil Abdullah from Axiata Group, as the Chief Executive Officer of Veon Ventures.
Khairil is present with the Axiata Group, a premier mobile operator in South-East Asia. As the CEO of Axiata’s Digital Services, he built and operated successful digital businesses in data, artificial intelligence, FinTech, and system integration, while securing smart venture capital prospects and relevant external funding.
Prior to arriving at Axiata in 2012 as Group Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Khairil was at Bain & Company for 15 years, charming its telco practice managing partner for South-East Asia.
Gennady Gazin, VEON\’s Chairman stated: “I am pleased to welcome Khairil as our Ventures CEO. He brings world-class experience and expertise to a key area for Veon\’s success. With Khairil at the helm, we will accelerate our focus on digital ventures, pushing JazzCash, Toffee, and ShopUp to the next level, as well as other great initiatives in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and across VEON\’s footprint. Khairil and his team will continue to focus on our key mission: deliver strong shareholder value by building and monetizing outstanding assets.”
Kaan Terzioglu, Veon\’s Chief Executive Officer stated: “Ventures is one of our three main vectors of growth and value generation we presented at our Investor Day. Khairil will contribute to the success of our Group ambitions with his deep expertise in growing and developing digital assets, in combination with a profound knowledge of telcos, exploiting all related cross-synergies while pursuing high-growth opportunities with the flexibility offered by a dedicated company.”
Khairil\’s latest appointment will be effective from March 1st, 2022. He will be based in Amsterdam, jointly with the Group leadership team.