Alexey Kornya was appointed President and CEO, Chairman of the Management Board of MTS PJSC in March 2018.
In 2018, Alexey was elected to the Board of the GSM International Association (GSMA).
Alexey boasts a long and storied career at MTS. Alexey joined MTS in 2004 as a financial director of the regional division of MTS Ural. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to Director of MTS Group for Business Planning, and in 2007, he became the Chief Financial Controller of MTS Group.
Prior to his appointment as CEO and President, Alexey held the role of Vice President for Finance, Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions of MTS PJSC since 2016. Since 2008, he has been Vice-President of Finance and Investments at MTS PJSC. In his role, Alexey oversaw the Company’s transformation from a traditional mobile communications provider to a multi-service, data-focused integrated telecommunications firm. During his tenure, MTS integrated numerous assets, including both fixed-line and mobile providers, streamlined the finance function by consolidating operations and developing a unified operating center for back-office functions and oversaw a number of benchmark financial transactions within the sector. Lately, Alexey has been instrumental in spearheading M&A transactions, which have established MTS as a major player in the burgeoning market for Internet-based products and services.
Before joining MTS, Alexey worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit and AIG-Brunswick Capital Management at North-West Telecom.
Alexey is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of MTS PJSC and heads the Boards of Directors of Mobile TeleSystems JLLC (“MTS Belarus”) and RTK JSC. He also serves as a member of the Supervisory Board of PrJSC VF Ukraine, a member of the Board of Directors of MTS-Bank PJSC and Sistema Capital Management Company LLC, in addition to being a member of the board of Charity Fund “Sistema”.
Alexey was born in 1975. In 1998, he graduated with honors from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance.