Rikard Slunga to become acting CEO of Kcell

Chief Technical Officer of Kcell in Kazakhstan, Rikard Slunga, will be appointed Acting CEO of Kcell as of October 1, 2014, subject to receiving relevant authorization. Ali Agan, the current CEO, has informed Kcell Board of Directors that he is leaving the company on September 30 to pursue other career opportunities.

Chief Technical Officer of Kcell in Kazakhstan, Rikard Slunga, will be appointed Acting CEO of Kcell as of October 1, 2014, subject to receiving relevant authorization. Ali Agan, the current CEO, has informed Kcell Board of Directors that he is leaving the company on September 30 to pursue other career opportunities.

Ali Agan has been working in Eurasian operations for the past seven years and would like to return to his home country, Turkey. Kcell Board will immediately commence an executive search to recruit a new CEO on a permanent basis.
 
“The Board is grateful to Ali Agan for the very considerable efforts that he has made in assisting Kcell, and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” says Jan Erik Rudberg, Chairman of Kcell Board of Directors.
 
Erik Hallberg, TeliaSonera SVP and Head of Eurasia region, welcomes Rikard Slunga as Acting CEO. “I believe his solid experience from various positions in the telecommunications industry will serve Kcell well, while the Board is searching for a long term solution,” says Erik Hallberg.