New executive director appointed to Bakcell

New executive director appointed to Bakcell
# 28 April 2011 14:39 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Nijat Mustafayev – APA-Economics. Bakcell, the first mobile operator in Azerbaijan, announces the appointment of Mr. Richard Shearer as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company.

Mr. Shearer comes to Bakcell with strong expertise in leading the operations of major telecommunications companies in some of the world’s most competitive markets. His experience has mainly focused on provision of telecommunications services in the wireless segment. Previously, Mr. Shearer served as the CEO of DiGi Telecom in Malaysia, Empower Interactive Group Ltd and BTC Mobile EOOD (Vivatel) in Bulgaria. He also acted as the Commercial Director of T-Mobile in UK and was a Management Board Member of Telkomunikacja Polska SA, Central and Eastern Europe’s largest telco.
Commenting on his new appointment, Mr. Richard Shearer said: "It’s a great honor to join Bakcell, which has such a strong position in the Azerbaijan telecoms market. My task will be to build on the company’s success to date and continue our customer expansion. Bakcell will continue to delight its customers with even better service and even better prices. Bakcell’s high quality network provides a fantastic base upon which to roll-out more innovative products and services to meet the demands of today’s mobile customers in Azerbaijan. I look forward to working with the company and our business partners."

Bakcell was established in 1994 and became the first company to provide mobile communications services in Azerbaijan. With significant investments in network development, Bakcell now covers more than 95% of the population and 82% of the land area of the country. The number of Bakcell subscribers has reached 2.5 million. More new customers choose Bakcell’s service than any other mobile telecommunications provider in Azerbaijan.

For more information about Bakcell and its products and services, please visit www.bakcell.com or call 555.
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