Russia's VimpelCom accepts CEO resignation

VimpelCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: VIP) has accepted the resignation of Mikhail Slobodin, chief executive officer of VimpelCom Russia, the company said.

Kjell Johnsen, of Major Markets, will lead VimpelCom´s business in Russia. Johnsen joined VimpelCom to lead VimpelCom´s major markets in August 2016 and has international expertise in senior roles across a variety of industries, with responsibility for markets such as Russia, Scandinavia, and Central and Eastern Europe.

VimpelCom is an international communications and technology company, headquartered in Amsterdam, providing more than 200 million customers with voice, fixed broadband, data and digital services.