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MTS AWARDED FOR COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

Friday, April 20, 2018

MTS Internal Control and Audit Department has successfully passed an independent external appraisal that confirmed its compliance with international professional standards of internal audit and the Code of Ethics of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).  The Standards include Managing the Internal Audit Activity, Independence and Objectivity, Proficiency, Quality Assurance and Improvement Program, Task Performance, Communicating Results, Problem Solving Monitoring, Risk Management, Code of Ethics. The Institute of Internal Auditors is the internal audit profession's most widely recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications.

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MTS WINS WORLD BRANDING AWARD

Thursday, October 12, 2017

MTS proudly announces that it was named “Brand of the Year” at the fourth edition of the prestigious World Branding Awards 2017-2018. MTS has been recognized the best Telecommunications brand in Russia for its work and achievements in branding. 

The winners were judged through three streams: brand valuation, public online voting and market research. Seventy percent of the scoring process come from consumer votes. Over 3,000 brands from 35 countries were nominated for the 2017-2018 Awards in multiple categories, and more than 135,000 consumers from around the world participated in voting.

Other Russian winners included Sberbank, Gazprom, Lukoil and Kaspersky Lab amongst others. In the Global category, which recognizes transnational corporations, winners included Apple, Coca-Cola, Nike, Facebook, VISA and Google.

 

About World Branding Awards 

The World Branding Awards, is organized by the World Branding Forum, a global non-profit organization dedicated to advancing branding standards for the good of the branding community as well as consumers worldwide. 

 

About National Award

The National Award is presented to the very top brands in each participating country at the awards. These are brands that are household names in their home country that have been judged to be truly exceptional.

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MTS WINS TWO PRESTIGIOUS IR AWARDS

Friday, July 14, 2017

MTS received two prestigious IR awards at the IR Magazine Russia & CIS Awards 2017 ceremony, achieving recognition in both a corporate and a personal category.

MTS was named the winner in the key corporate nomination of Grand Prix for the Best Overall Investor Relations for mid cap companies. Josh Tulgan, Director, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations, MTS, received a  personal award of the Best Investor Relations Officer in Telecommunications Services.

Josh has been running Investor Relations at MTS since 2007. Under his leadership, the company achieved numerous professional awards. On receiving the award, he commented: “This recognition is really a testament to the entire team, from our colleagues in management to the agencies and brokerages that have aided us, and of course the entire IR team. I am grateful that our considerable activities over the past year, which included buybacks of both bonds and our equities and a successful Investor Day, were recognized by the greater investor community.” 

Award winners are selected by Thomson Reuters Extel, IR Magazine Russia & CIS’s research partner, as part of their independent and comprehensive Russia Investor Relations Survey.

The Annual IR Magazine Russia & CIS Awards Ceremony is recognized as the premier industry event in the IR calendar honoring Investor Relations excellence and leadership in the Russian corporate space. The 2017 ceremony took place on July 13 at the Marriott Grand Hotel in Moscow.

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MTS Compliance Director named Chief Compliance Officer of the Year

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

MTS is pleased to announce that its Compliance Director, Julia Romashkina, has been named EMEA Chief Compliance Officer of the Year at C5 Group’s Annual Women in Compliance Awards.

The Annual Women in Compliance Awards, now in its fourth year, celebrate the achievements of female compliance professionals and recognize female leaders in the field. Awards were given across 14 categories and over 300 industry professionals attended the awards ceremony in London.

The judging panel was made up of leading compliance experts and representatives of regulatory bodies from the UK, Europe and beyond. When announcing their choice of Julia Romashkina as EMEA Chief Compliance Officer of the Year, the judges highlighted her success in promoting a compliance culture both within the company and beyond.

"Today, to be a successful company, it is not enough to only strive for investment attractiveness and operational efficiency. MTS’ status as a public company and our deep brand awareness oblige us to support our reputation as a socially responsible organization to all our stakeholders. We have, therefore, been actively developing a unified compliance system at MTS for several years, which now encompasses eight different areas, including anti-corruption compliance, inside compliance and environmental compliance. We’re honored that the hard work we have been doing to build our compliance culture has been recognized internationally. In 2015, MTS was recognized as an example of leading Russian anti-corruption compliance practice based on the results of an independent evaluation. In 2016, an independent study proved that anti-corruption compliance at MTS meet the highest global standards”, commented Julia Romashkina.


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MTS WINS ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL BRAND AWARD

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

MTS proudly announces that it has won the Telecommunications award in the country category at the 2016-2017 World Branding Awards.

The World Branding Awards’ methodology combines consumers’ voting results and survey responses, which amount to 70% of final result, with a brand assessment and valuation, conducted by a panel of global brand management experts.

About World Branding Awards 

The World Branding Awards is a global non-commercial company, whose objective is to increase the quality of branding standards, in the interests of the branding community and consumers worldwide.

Other Russian winners at the awards included Sberbank, Gazprom and Lukoil, amongst others. In the Global category, which recognizes transnational corporations, winners included Apple, Coca-Cola, Nike, Facebook, VISA and Google.

Other MTS achievements in brand management

In February 2016, MTS was included in the Brand Finance rankings of the most valuable brands in the world (only 3 other Russian companies were nominated: Sberbank, Lukoil and Gazprom). 

In 2010, MTS became the most valuable Russian brand according to Interbrand.

Since 2008, MTS has ranked in the top-100 world leading brands 7 times, according to BRANDZ™, a ranking report compiled by the leading international research agency Millward Brown. In 2008, MTS was the first Russian company to be ranked among the world’s100 biggest brands.

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MTS RECOGNIZED AT THE 2011 IR MAGAZINE RUSSIA & CIS AWARDS CEREMONY

Thursday, July 14, 2011

 

On July 13, 2011 IR Magazine Russia & CIS held its annual awards ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Moscow. Joshua Tulgan, MTS Director of Investor Relations and the Acting Director of Corporate Finance, won in the prestigious "Best investor relations officer, large cap" category. MTS was also honored with a second place in the "Grand prix for best overall investor relations, large cap" category.

Winners of the 2011 awards were chosen as a result of an independent survey of buy-side and sell-side professionals. The survey was conducted between March 7 and May 6, 2011 by Thomson Reuters Extel, working in association with the IR Magazine Russia & CIS. Responses were received from 312 individuals at 149 asset management firms or brokerage houses.

You can find more details about the event at the IR Magazine Russia & CIS website.

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Global telecoms business selects Mikhail Gerchuk for its 2011 40 under 40 list

Thursday, June 23, 2011

 

We are happy to announce that Global Telecoms Business, one of the most respected telecom publications, has included Mikhail Gerchuk, MTS Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, in its annual list of the most promising telco executives under forty. Mikhail is included in the list for a second year in a row. Previously, Mikhail Shamolin, former MTS President and CEO, and Dr. Michael Hecker, MTS Vice President for Strategy and Corporate Development were listed in this prestigious selection of young industry leaders. The list of the 40 executives under 40 is compiled from submissions made by the magazine’s readers since the beginning of 2011.

Here’s what Global Telecoms Business had to say about Mikhail’s achievements:

"Mikhail Gerchuk holds the responsibility for the development and implementation of the Russian company’s marketing, sales and customer service strategies, as well as realization of overall revenue targets. Gerchuk was promoted to his current role in December 2008 and has developed the commercial and marketing initiatives that enabled MTS to increase market share and maintain growth, and has helped to implement the company’s strategy in the increasingly competitive Russian market."

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MIKHAIL SHAMOLIN RANKED AS 26TH MOST POWERFUL TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL IN THE WORLD

Monday, October 04, 2010

Global Telecoms Business (GTB), a leading telecommunications trade magazine, ranked MTS President and CEO, Mikhail Shamolin, the 26th most powerful telecommunications professional globally in its annual “Power 100” list of leading industry executives. The 2010 ranking, determined by reader-submitted nominations, is an improvement from last year’s placing of Shamolin at #29. GTB acknowledged several milestone achievements at MTS over the past year as the cause.

GTB wrote:

“Mikhail Shamolin is the president and CEO of MTS, which operates in Russia and the CIS. Since May 2008, Shamolin has driven corporate transformation through MTS’s entrance into fixed-line services through the acquisition of Comstar-UTS, the provider of integrated telecommunication solutions in Russia, and the launch of Omlet.ru, an online content portal.

“During Shamolin’s tenure, first as head of MTS’s Russian business and then CEO of MTS, the company’s core markets have delivered nearly 20% compound annual revenue growth since 2005 and developed into the world’s ninth largest telecommunications company by subscriber numbers.”

The full 2010 ranking is available on GTB’s website.

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MTS EXECUTIVES HONORED AS SOME OF THE BEST GLOBALLY

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


Two MTS executives were named among the 40 most important telecom leaders under the age of 40. Mikhail Shamolin, President and CEO of the Company, and Mikhail Gerchuk, Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, became the only executives from Russia and the CIS to make the “40 under 40” list by Global Telecoms Business magazine.

You can download the full report or read extracts here.

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MTS AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

Friday, February 19, 2010

Pavel Roytberg, Director for Products and Services at MTS Russia, receives the GSMA Global Mobile Award.

We have attended the 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week and wanted to share some highlights of MTS at the show for the readers of our blog.

In a video interview below with Light Reading TV, Dr. Michael Hecker, Vice President for Strategy and Corporate Development at MTS, discusses the rising demand for data in our markets, our growth outlook and plans for LTE.



There have also been a number of announcements at the show relevant to MTS:
  • We have been honored with the GSMA 15th Annual Global Mobile Award in the “Best Billing & Customer Care Solution” category for our “Your Individual Optimal Tariff Plan” service. MTS became the first mobile operator from Russia and the CIS to be recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in the telecommunications industry.
  • MTS Ukraine has selected Alcatel-Lucent to conduct a Long Term Evolution (LTE) trial, which will begin in the second half of 2010.
  • MTS is teaming up with Opera Software to provide a co-branded version of the Opera Mini browser. This will provide our subscribers with access to a customized Opera Mini start page when they download the browser on their mobile phones.
  • Vantrix, the global leader of mobile video optimization and delivery solutions, announced that it was selected by MTS to provide a video delivery solution for Omlet.ru, MTS’ online and mobile content portal.

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