The position of Chief Officer for Economic and Finances has been opened in Gars Telecom on which Yula Podnos has been inducted.

Before Gars Telecom Yula Podnos worked on the same position at CG “Alliance Continental”. Earlier she had placed the managing positions in the financial corporations as “UralSib” and “NIKoil”, and had been the Deputy Chairman of the Board in “IBG-NIKoil”.

“The new position in Gars Telecom had been planned the year before as the evolutional step forward to reinforce the team of the specialists with the corporate finances expertise, — tells Pavel Gorenkov, Gars Telecom CEO. — Despite the high assessment of the Company activity, and the Financial Department in particular, which Gars Telecom got by Ernst&Young due diligence, we has been activated in the M&A sphere, and we also plan to enter the corporate borrowing market that also demands the Financial Department reinforce.

“The shareholders of Gars Telecom have managed to gather under the wing of the Company the team of the professionals who continue to grow. — notes Yula Podnos. — The high hurdle which the Company shows in its field and the opportunities for professional art is the even challenge that is seemed to be attractive”.

Yula Podnos finished in 1991 Russian Economics Academy n.a. Plekhanov; in 2005 obtained MBA in Finances. She also has Federal Service for Financial Markets attestation v.5.0.

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Gars Telecom profile: telecommunication management, integration projects realization and telecommunication services rendering. Company is oriented to cooperate with big-sized corporate clients and telecom-carriers. Along with tradition telecom-services company renders services in telecom-consulting, outsourcing of the communication services and telecom-infrastructure, and also telecom-budget management.

Company exclusively realizes in Russia specialized telecom-solutions for commercial real estate market that fit international BLEC standard (Building Local Exchange Carrier), and develop telecom-consulting practice in Russian development market. In 2008 the total amount of the serviced area overpassed 3’000’000 squire meters.

Since 2003 Gars Telecom has become the only Russian Virtual Mobile Network Operator for corporate sector. Host providers are Megafon and SkyLink.

Among key corporate customers are TNK-BP, RussNeft, Alliance Oil Company, Ehrmann, JVC, GoodYear, Ideal Standard, Kalinka-Stockmann, MosFilm, TeliaSonera, Interros, IG “Eurasia”, FIAT, Schneider Electric, Eksmo and more.