Eric Franke

Eric France gained considerable experience in telecom industry working in such companies as Ericsson, Koning en Hartman BV, Golden Telecom, UMC (now MTS Ukraine), Mobile Telesystems (MTS) Russia, Comstar-UTS.

Member of the International Telecom Academy (ITA) Russia.

From 2002 – 2005 Board Member and Deputy chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Ukraine.

Roman Savvin - Kyivstar

Roman Savvin has started working in telecommunication sphere at Golden Telecom in 1997. His first «mobile» experience Roman got in the service department and later moved to the roaming development department of the same company.

In 2002 Roman joined the division of the new services development at Kyivstart and since then he has successfully continued his career at this largest Ukrainian mobile operator which now serves more than 50% of all the cellular connection subscribers in Ukraine. Today Roman Savvin is the Head of Kyivstar m-Commerce and mobile content development, is famous as one of the best speakers in mobile business of the country as well as one of the most progressive representatives in the Ukrainian VAS industry.

Sergei Samokrik - MTS

Sergei Samokrik's professional TELCO career began in 1997 after post-graduate study in Kiev National University, Department of Radiophysics.

Started as a technical interpreter in emerging CDMA operator "Telesystems of Ukraine" Sergei passed through several positions in technical and marketing areas from the foundation of TELCO project through its planning and development to the running commercial network. In 1997-1999 he was a radio planner at "Telesystems of Ukraine". In 1999 he changed CDMA radio planning for GSM one by moving to the GSM operator "Ukrainian Radio Systems".

Since 2000 Sergei changed technical area to marketing and soon he was appointed the Marketing Manager of the "Ukrainian Radio Systems". In 2002 he moved to the position of the Customer Development Manager in the CRM department of "Ukrainian Mobile Communications" (UMC, now – MTS). In 2004 he was appointed a Deputy Manager and since 2005 – the Manager of New Products and Services Department in UMC.

As the Manager of New Products and Services Department Sergei is now responsible for the development and ensuring revenue growth in the Value Added Services area (messaging, data, content, etc.).

Natalia Lymar' - life:), Head of the Content Services Department

Natalia graduated Kyiv National Linguistic University majoring in management. Natalia joined the life:) team in October 2004. Before that she worked in content provider XMS.

Natalia Lymar' contributed to the company's VAS development as well as the lifebox brand which unites all value added services provided by the operator. Since 2006 Natalia occupies the position of Head of the content services department and is responsible for the development of partners' services and the services provided under the lifebox brand.

Tatiana Usenko – Beeline, Head of Products Management Department

Tatiana graduated fom 2 universities: Kyiv National Economic University (MBA in Staff Management) and International Christian University (branch of International University in Vienna, Austria), BBA in Management.

From 2000 till July 2006 Tatiana worked at Golden Telecom company as a client servicing specialist, then a leading maintainance specialist in mobile communications area, fixed communication and Internet. Since July 2006 till present Tatiana has been working at Beeline first as a Manager of Products Management Department and since October 2007 - as a Head of the same Department.

Sirous Kavehercy - Acision, Market Development Director - Europe, Russia & Africa

Sirous is Market Development Director for Europe, Russia and Africa at Acision, formerly the LogicaCMG Telecoms Products division that was acquired by an investment consortium led by Atlantic Bridge Ventures in June 2007.

Sirous is a telecoms expert and strategist with a master’s degree in computer science. Since he joined LogicaCMG in 1999 he has worked with numerous operators worldwide, pioneering many value added services in the telecoms market place, and building a firm commercial and technical knowledge of the industry.

As Market Development Director, Sirous works closely with operators on their strategies regarding mobile data and convergence. In his earlier position in strategic marketing he played a key role in driving the company strategy with tier-1 operators including Orange/FT, 3 (Hutchison 3G), MTS and Telefonica.

Before LogicaCMG, Sirous was employed at EIS International Inc (now SER) a leading provider of call management and speech analytics applications responsible for pre-sales and application engineering.

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