Vahid Mursaliyev new acting CEO of Azercell

Vahid Mursaliyev, Head of Legal Department at Azercell, has been appointed Acting CEO of Azercell starting January 5, 2015. Chiril Gaburici is leaving his position as Azercell CEO as of the end of December, due to his contract having come to an end. Chiril has decided to pursue other career opportunities outside the TeliaSonera Group.

Vahid Mursaliyev will perform as Acting CEO until a new CEO has been appointed by Azercell’s Board of Directors. Vahid joined Azercell in 2005. Since then, he has worked in various top managerial positions, including General Counselor to the CEO and Director of Legal Affairs and General Administration Department.
Vahid is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of Baku State University. In 2001, he obtained his PhD in Corporate Management in Case Western Reserve University in the US. He is a member of International Bar Association, and Dr. of International Eco Energy Academy.
“When Chiril’s contract is now ending and he will address new opportunities outside the Group, I thank him for the loyalty, time and efforts he has spent during the years and sincerely wish him all the best for the future. I also welcome Vahid to his new role. Together with a dedicated management team, it´s our sincere belief that we will continue the good turn we have seen at Azercell during the last 6 months of the year”, says Erik Hallberg, EVP TeliaSonera and Head of Region Eurasia.
Chiril Gaburici has been with the Group for almost 14 years. Prior to joining Azercell in September 2012, he was CEO of Moldcell, TeliaSonera’s subsidiary in Moldova.
The executive search for a permanent CEO of Azercell will now start.