Executive Management

The Chief Executive Officer manages the daily operations of the Company. He is responsible for all matters not within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Board of Directors or the General Shareholders’ Meeting of Kcell. In addition, the CEO is responsible for executing decisions taken by the General Shareholders’ Meeting and the Board of Directors.

Top management of Kcell is a highly professional team of experts with an extensive experience of work on the Kazakhstani and international mobile services markets, proficient in the field of telecommunications, finance, marketing and information technology.

For the past few years, the Kcell team headed by the current members of management proved its capability to work on the developing market, sustain leadership and extend the network, implement new services and technology and improve the quality of service.

Senior Management Team

Veysel Aral, Year of birth 1968

Chief Executive Officer at Kcell since 2007, member of the Board of Directors at Kcell.

Vice President and Regional Head of Central Asia within TeliaSonera since 2011. Member of the supervisory committee for Central Asian Telecommunications Development B.V.

Member of TeliaSonera Group Management Team.

Chairman of the Board of Directors at TeliaSonera Uzbek Telecom Holding B.V.

Graduated in Physics engineering from the Middle East Technical University (Turkey).

From 1989 to 1992, held a position as a Telecommunications Engineer at Turkish State Railways.

From 1992 to 2001, held various managerial positions at Ericsson Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. and was involved heading telecommunication projects in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan.

From 2001 to 2006, served as Regional Manager (Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkmenistan), Vice President and Customer Relations Manager with Fintur at Ericsson AB.

2007 - Vice President and Key Customer Relations Manager at Ericsson Telekomünikasyon A.Ş.

Bauyrzhan Ayazbayev, Year of birth 1978

Chief Financial Officer at Kcell since 2011.

Graduated as a lawyer from the Kazakh State Law University. Received an MBA from KIMEP University.

From 2001 to 2005, served as Senior Auditor for the Kazakhstan Branch of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

From 2005 to 2006, served as Manager of Operational and Financial Accounting for JSC PetroKazakhstan Oil Products (Kazakhstan).

Has held a number of positions at Kcell since 2006, including Deputy Chief Accountant, Chief Accountant and Deputy Finance Director.

Aida Dossayeva, Year of birth 1960

Corporate Communications Department Director at Kcell since 2008.

Graduated from the Almaty Institute of National Economy. Received a Ph.D. in economics from Kazakh State National University, and graduated from the University of KIMEP in Public Relations and International Journalism.

From 1994 to 1997, served as a Director of the admission committee and financial aid at KIMEP University.

From 1997 to 1998, served as Account Manager representing Oracle BV in Kazakhstan.

From 1999 to 2004, worked at the Eurasia Foundation, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

From 2004 to 2008, held the position of Manager for Client Relations, and later Director of Sales Department at Microsoft Kazakhstan LLP.

Aliya Kishkimbayeva, Year of birth 1975

Legal Department Director at Kcell since 2010

Graduated with a specialty in English from the Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages, and as a lawyer from the Adilet Higher Law School.

Has worked at Kcell since 2007, where she started to work at the position of senior associate. Later served as Company Head of Contracts and Litigation. Prior to joining Kcell, worked as a lawyer at CJSC “AralParker” (Joint Venture) and PetroKazakhstan Inc. (Joint Ventures).

Kaspars Kukelis, 1971 year of birth

Marketing Department Director at Kcell since 2008.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC “KAPS INTL”.

Graduated in economics from the Kazakh State Academy of Management.

From 1996 to 2005, held the position of Chief Executive Officer at LLP Panda Advertising.

From 2002 to 2003, held the position of President of the Kazakhstan Association of Advertising Agencies.

Chairman of the Board of JSC “KAPS INTL” since 2004.

From 2006 to 2007, held the position of Chief Executive Officer at LLP Kazyna Invest.

From 2007 to 2008, held the position of Deputy Director at LLP Easy World MG.

Ajay Mathur, Year of birth 1956

Human Resources Department Director at Kcell since 2008.

Received a degree in Humanitarian Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) and graduated with a military major from the University of Madras (India).

From 1977 to 1997, served in the Indian Army.

From 1997 to 2005, worked in consulting and training as a private entrepreneur.

Joined the Company in April 2005, and was responsible for implementing the standards of the International Organization for Standardization.

Dilyara Mckay, Year of birth 1971

Customer Relations Department Director at Kcell since 2009.

Graduated from Semipalatinsk State Pedagogical Institute as a teacher of physical education.

From 2002 to 2005, held the position of Customer Relations Director at Sky Mobile LLC (Bitel brand, Kyrgyzstan).

In 2007, held the position of Service Center Director at Sotel Ltd.

Has worked at Kcell since June of 2008, and has held various positions, including as a specialist, then as a manager in the Company’s Commercial Program Unit of the Program Management Office, and then as Acting Director of the Customer Relations Department.

Vyacheslav Penskiy, Year of birth 1972

Information Communication Technologies Department Director and Manager of Planning and Development of Information Technology at Kcell since 2012.

Graduated from Azerbaijan Technical University in Computer Technology, Systems and Networks.

Joined the Company in 2008 as Manager of Information Technology and Head of Services and Product Development. Prior to joining Kcell, worked at Azercell Telecom (JV), Astelit LLC, and Ericsson Turkey AS.

Nurlan Sargaskayev, Year of birth 1971

Chief Commercial Officer at Kcell since 2012.

Graduated from the Almaty Institute of Energy and Communication

in industrial electronic engineering.

From 1995 to 1998, headed the Private Networks Department at the Siemens AG representative office in Kazakhstan.

From 1998 to 2000, held the position of Chief Technical Officer at Kcell; subsequently served as Director of Sales and Marketing.

From 2000 to 2002, held the position of Chief Executive Director at Orbit Plus, a company offering mobile satellite communications services.

In 2002, returned to Kcell as Manager of Sales and Marketing and Manager of Projects and Development.

From 2005 to 2012, served as the Company’s Director of Business Development.


Information on Shareholding and Remuneration

During 2012, none of the members of the senior management mentioned above held shares of Kcell JSC. Currently the Company has no compensatory stock options or any other similar programs. The bonus part of the senior management’s remuneration is paid subject to the achievement of strategic goals and KPIs: revenue increase in %, EBITDA margin, EBITDA/capital expenses ratio, capital expenses/revenues ratio. For the year ended on December 31, 2012, the total amount of remuneration paid to the Chief Executive Officer and the senior management members equaled KZT 326,824 thousand.