January 19, 2016. Moscow. Alexander Shinkarev was appointed as a CEO of «Gars Telecom» fixed line operator, which was acquired by PJSC «MegaFon» in the III quarter of 2015.

«The main challenge facing Alexander in his new position is to preserve and increase the positive results of the „Gars Telecom“ team on the basis of synergy with the capabilities of „MegaFon“, — commented on the new appointment the Director of the Metropolitan branch of PJSC „MegaFon“ Alexei Semenov. — Alexander has an extensive professional experience, which will undoubtedly be reflected in the promotion of the fixed and mobile services».

«We are grateful to Pavel Gorenkov, previous head of the company, for the creation and development of a successful business. During the first quarter, he will refer cases to the new CEO, which will implement the principles of continuity», — said Alexei Semenov.

The Metropolitan branch of «MegaFon» is actively working with commercial real estate, where are based up to 80% of corporate customers. In the fourth quarter of 2015 the company focused attention on working with major developers in the Moscow commercial real estate market. As a result, for three months the area of presence of «MegaFon» in the «A» class business centers increased by 25%.

«Gars Telecom» is a full-service fixed-line operator, specializing in providing services to commercial real estate. The company’s portfolio includes more than 500 commercial properties with a total area of over 5 million sq. m. The company’s services are available in almost all major business centers of the capital.

«I am delighted to join the team of such a dynamic company in the telecommunications market, — says Alexander Shinkarev. — Already, the company „MegaFon“ is actively increasing exposure to commercial real estate, because it has the ability to provide full range of fixed and mobile communication services, that meet the modern needs of the corporate customer segment. I am confident that together we will achieve even greater results in expanding the range of B2B and B2G customers and providing them with high-quality communication services».

Curriculum vitae

Alexander Shinkarev started his career path in 1993 in JV «Infocom», where he held rank of an engineer of data transmission systems.

From 1996 to 2010 he worked in the company Sovintel (trade name «Golden Telecom»), having risen from the customer manager to the Vice President of Business Development.

Under his direction and control there were constructed and put into operation the ILD and DLD networks of the company «Sovintel» in the framework of the Law on the de-monopolization of the telecommunication services market; there was introduced an advanced system of sales management and employee engagement for integrated fixed-mobile operator, that provides telecommunications services on the corporate B2B market.

Since 2010, he worked as a Chief of operational ensure of corporate sales and business support in «VimpelCom», since 2015 — as a Business Development Director for SAS Russia/CIS.

Winner of the title «Master of Communications» from the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.

    Group of companies Gars Telecom (founded in 1999; http://www.garstelecom.ru/) — federal operator of fixed-line services with a complete set of licenses and its own resources. The company is focused on working with large corporate clients, providing them in addition to traditional services with the services in the field of telecom consulting, outsourcing of communication services and telecom infrastructure, and also managing its telecom budget.
    Since 2003 Gars Telecom has worked on the model of the virtual mobile operator for the corporate sector (MVNO, Mobile Virtual Network Operator). Host operators — Beeline Business, MegaFon.
    The company exclusively sells in Russia specialized telecom solutions for the commercial real estate market and is the author of a unique business model of international form BLEC (Building Local Exchange Carrier), and also develops telecom-consulting practice in Russian development market.
    The bank of Gars Telecom projects in commercial real estate exceeds 8.6 million square meters.