VEON Names CEO of VEON Ventures

VEON Ltd., a global provider of connectivity and internet services, announced Mohammad Khairil Abdullah will join the VEON Group as CEO of VEON Ventures.

Abdullah is currently with the Axiata Group, a mobile operator in South-East Asia. As CEO of Axiata Digital Services, he built and operated successful digital businesses in data, artificial intelligence, fintech and system integration, while securing attractive venture capital opportunities and relevant external funding. Prior to arriving at Axiata in 2012 as Group Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Abdullah was at Bain & Company for 15 years, becoming its telco practice managing partner for South-East Asia.

Abdullah’s appointment will be effective from March 1, and he will be based in Amsterdam, with the Group leadership team.