Chairman of the Board of Directors
Ron Sommer was appointed Chairman of the MTS PJSC Board of Directors in June 2009. He is the Chairman of the Strategy Committee of the MTS PJSC Board of Directors.
He has wide responsibilities in the area of corporate governance, as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of MTS Ukraine PrJSC, a member of the Supervisory Board of Munich Reinsurance, Germany and a member of the Board of Directors of Tata Consultancy Services, India.
In 1980, he was appointed Managing Director at the German operations of Sony Group; in 1986 he became Chairman of the Management Board of Sony Deutschland. In 1990, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Corporation in the USA. In 1993 he moved to the same position at Sony Europe. From 1995 to 2002 he was Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Telekom AG.
Between 2004 and 2012, Ron was a member of the International Advisory Board of Blackstone Group; between 2004 and 2009 he was a member of the Board of Directors at Motorola Inc., USA. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Sommer was a member of the Board of Directors of Weather Investments, Italy, and in 2009, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Comstar-UTS OJSC. From 2009 to 2011, Ron held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors at SMM OJSC and from 2009 to 2010 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sky Link CJSC.
In 2005 , he joined the Board of Directors of JSFC Sistema PJSC as an independent director, where he also served as Chairman of the Investor Relations Committee. From 2009 to 2011, he was a member of the Management Board and First Vice President – Head of the Telecommunications Assets Business Unit of JSFC Sistema PJSC.
Ron was born in 1949. He studied mathematics at the University of Vienna, where he received his doctoral degree in 1971.