George Held

Chief of Staff , Veon

George Held

Speaker Bio


George is a digital telco executive with broad international experience. He is driven by a commitment and desire to add significant value through the introduction of sustainable, market-relevant, digital services that impact people’s lives, while simultaneously delivering high commercial impact for all stakeholders. 


He has been publicly recognized and awarded for driving and implementing several market-leading transformational initiatives in the international telco sector including 14 GSMA GLOMO awards.


Prior to Veon, he held senior executive positions with-in Etisalat, Zain, Airtel and Millicom Groups.