Vyacheslav (Slava) Nikolaev was appointed MTS President & CEO and Chairman of the Management Board in March 2021.
Vyacheslav first joined MTS in 2004 and progressed through a series of senior positions across marketing and commercial management, most recently leading the Company’s strategic digital initiatives as First Vice President for Customer Experience, Marketing, and Ecosystem Development. His earlier roles included Vice President for Marketing (2017-2019), B2B Director (2011–2017), as well as Group Director for Commercial Control, Deputy Director for Regional Management at MTS Russia, and acting Director of MTS Russia.
Before joining MTS, Vyacheslav worked as a supervising telecoms analyst, leading the sector research teams at Trust and Renaissance Capital. Vyacheslav began his professional career in 1997 as a consultant at European Public Policy Advisers (UK) and J'son and Partners (Sweden).
Vyacheslav was born in 1970. He graduated from the Faculty of Computational Mathematics & Cybernetics at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1992.