George Held, Vice president for digital development and new business at BeeLine (PJSC VimpelCom)
Before joining VimpelCom, George Held served as vice president for connected commerce at Etisalat. He was responsible for implementing, integrating, and developing digital products in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. He had also held managerial positions at Airtel, Zain, Celtel, and Tele2.
George has experience working in Russia: between 1997 and 2001, he was Tele2’s CCO for the Ural region.
George received recognition from the GSMA Global Mobile Awards and the Global Telecom Innovation Awards as well as a FT/IFC special commendation, to name just a few of his many industry awards for innovation.
He graduated from the St. Petersburg Institute of Technology and also attended Harvard Business School and MIT. Speaks English, Russian, and French.