VEON (previously known as Vimpelcom)

Global Change Management Program & VEON Rebranding

At VEON I had a privilege working side by side with the world-class leaders and experts in the industry as a product marketing manager on transformation initiatives. VEON decided to change from a traditional telecommunications company into a modern tech. I was proud to lead and manage a multimillion transformation program to facilitate change of corporate culture and implementation of innovative products across 12 countries. I also supported C-level executives with VEON rebranding initiative in national and regional markets by managing activities with external & internal teams increasing positive cross-functional engagement between employees.

Here are a few examples of what we achieved:

Various Transformation Projects

Working for VEON was the greatest value for me to learn the language of business in practice. I find this skill crucial to be a successful product marketer. I learned how to engage with C-level executives, supported local initiatives that resulted in the optimization of processes and over a million dollars in savings. I especially mastered my stakeholder and programme management skills whilst acting as a ‘go-to’ person for 12 countries such as Russia, Algeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ukraine, Kazakhstan etc.

What Other People Say:

“Anna has been a great asset to my team and I would highly recommend her for project management roles on a global scale, involving multinational and dynamic environments. Anna has deep knowledge in, the development and implementation, of Change management strategies on a Global level. I have been constantly impressed by Anna’s intelligence, her excellent communications skills, and her positive attitude towards work and her performance. Anna is not only a good listener but also a challenger, who is capable of establishing outstanding rapport with various stakeholders whilst taking into account their concerns. I have no doubt that Anna’s proactivity and switched on attitude, will bring organisations the necessary level of energy to achieve their goals.”

Richard LeitaoProcurement & Supply Chain Executive

“Anna gives a lot of energy and shows perseverance. Proactivelycoming up with ideas to improve quality and effectiveness of theproject you work on. Nice working together!”

Hans van VelthovenMarketing Professional

“It my pleasure to know and work with Anna, she brings lots ofenergy to the workplace. She is always there to help and supportthe fellow colleagues. Also very thorough in her work and giveimportance to details. Always timely complete all the given tasks.Truly a hard worker and a good friend.”

Ayesha PervaizHead of Real Estate

“After working with Anna for more than 2 years, it is easy to write a recommendation for someone so openly enthusiastic and determind to carve out a professional career within the corporate environment. Anna has frequently been asked to take on responsibilities way outside her comfort zone and experience. Anna’s approach is to try and understand as much as possible about the task in hand and then gather all the people around her that are able to support her in delivering it. Anna also creates a circle of colleagues based on frankness, trust and humour – she is seen as an approachable friend as well as a professional colleague. From a personal perspective, I would advise any employer that needs energy, flexibility and loyalty in their team that they would struggle to find anyone better suited. A pleasure to work with and a future shooting star I’m sure.”

David RevillReal Estate & Facilities Executive

Anna is a very focussed and driven project manager with a consistent ability to deliver accurate output in challenging timescales. Her strengths are communications, relationship building and a willingness to take on new challenges. She learnt a broad range of Real Estate skills very quickly whilst working for me at Vimpelcom (now Veon) and I have no hesitation in recommending her for future roles and would be more than happy to bring her into any team I was creating.

Damian WildGlobal Account Management Executive

Was good fun working with Anna, – she’s outcome focussed and willing to help, has great networking skills too and not afraid toask for direction when needed.

Steven CrossDirector Business Consulting