Komarov joined Veon, Kyivstar’s Amsterdam-based owner, five years ago and has since 2015 been the CEO of Beeline Kazakhstan. He was also appointed interim CEO of Kyvistar in July this year.
Commenting on the latest appointment, Ursula Burns, Veon’s executive chairman, said: “Aleksandr brings a tremendous track record of leadership to the role of Kyivstar CEO. In Ukraine, Kyivstar is a national success story and I am convinced that with Aleksandr at the helm the company will continue to be the leading provider of connectivity and internet services in Ukraine.”
Komarov added: “Ukraine is where I was born and started my career, so I’m incredibly proud to return to Kyivstar as CEO on a permanent basis.
“I’m confident that as a team Kyivstar can maintain our leadership position and set new, high standards for innovation and customer care in the future.”
Prior to joining Veon, Komarov was DG of GroupM, Ukraine’s largest marketing company, and held several senior marketing and commercial roles with international and Ukrainian companies.