MTS announced the appointment of Vyacheslav Nikolaev as president and CEO for a three-year term beginning March 13, 2021.
Vyacheslav Nikolaev is currently MTS First Vice President for Customer Experience, Marketing, and Ecosystem Development.
MTS current President and CEO Alexey Kornya ended his term at MTS on March 12. Alexey Kornya will be appointed First Vice President of MTS parent Sistema PJSFC, a Russian publicly traded investment company.
Over the past several years, Vyacheslav Nikolaev has headed MTS’s efforts in marketing, customer experience, and ecosystem development, overseeing brand favorability as well as product and service quality.
He has enabled the work of product teams, while revamping engagement with customers and attracting leading international partners into the MTS ecosystem.
Vyacheslav Nikolaev was appointed First Vice President for Customer Experience & Marketing in August 2019. In April 2020, his role was expanded to encompass MTS’s strategic digital ecosystem efforts as First Vice President for Customer Experience, Marketing, and Ecosystem Development.
Vyacheslav first joined MTS in 2004 and has served in a series of senior positions across marketing and commercial management, most recently as Vice President for Marketing (2017 2019) and before that as B2B Director (2011–2017). His earlier roles included Group Director for Commercial Control, Deputy Director for Regional Management at MTS Russia, as well as acting Director of MTS Russia.
Before joining MTS, Vyacheslav worked as a supervising telecoms analyst, leading the sector research teams at Trust and Renaissance Capital. Vyacheslav began his professional career in 1997 as a consultant at European Public Policy Advisers (UK) and J’son and Partners (Sweden).
Vyacheslav graduated from the Faculty of Computational Mathematics & Cybernetics at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1992.