Mikhail Shelemba became a new Director General of the national telecom service provider Datagroup. Prior to that, Mikhail had managed a number of projects on a large-scale transformation of fixed-line telephony business line of one of the largest telecom operators in the Middle East during his work at the world-renowned McKinsey & Company consulting firm for 6 years. Mikhail came to office on July 18. The shareholders considered Mikhail’s appointment as a long-term personnel decision, and are confident that the Datagroup Mikhail will be able to implement the company ambitious goals under his leadership.
“Datagroup is the undisputed leader in several segments of the telecommunications market, and I am very pleased to lead the company. I am positive about the achieved results and changes that have occurred in the first half of the year, and form the foundation for further growth. I'm going to use the best business practices and operational experience that I received at McKinsey & Company for my work. I look forward to working with Horizon Capital and all the Datagroup shareholders for the sake of company’s further development and strengthening its position in the market ", says Mikhail Shelemba.
"We are pleased to introduce our new CEO. Mikhail has vast experience in the telecommunications industry and implementation of operational updates in the companies of the CIS and the Middle East. We are confident that he has all the necessary leadership and professional skills to lead Datagroup and achieve even better results. We are grateful to Alexander Kardakov for having headed the company temporarily since December last year, as we worked together to find a permanent CEO. We considered many candidates, and chose Mikhail. We look forward to an exciting new stage of Datagroup successful development under his leadership," says Elena Kosharna, the founder and CEO of Horizon Capital.
"During half a year I was able to give a new impetus to the company development and lay the foundation for the future business growth. I put together a team of professionals. Everything is ready for a new stage. It is no secret that we have been looking for a worthy candidate for the position of the new company CEO for these six months. And we found him. I have successfully handed over responsibilities to Mikhai, and we had time to do it "seamlessly". We also negotiated ambitious plans on business development with him", said Datagroup shareholder Alexander Kardakov.