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Mr.  Mark  MACGANN

Group Chief Corporate & Public Affairs Officer and Member of the Global Executive Committee at VEON

Mark MacGann has more than two decades of senior international management expertise, having built and led public policy and communications teams in the technology, telecommunications and financial services industries.

Mark is currently Group Chief Corporate & Public Affairs Officer and Member of the Global Executive Committee at VEON, the global communications and internet provider which serves 240 million customers across 12 markets. In this role, Mark heads VEON's public policy, regulatory, security communications and corporate culture functions.

He is a Board member of Beeline, Russia's second largest mobile operator, and Djezzy, the largest mobile operator in Algeria.

He is also Founder and Chairman of Moonshot Ventures, which advises technology start-ups and venture capital firms on policy, communications and reputation challenges, to help young entrepreneurs succeed against the odds.

Mark currently serves as Senior Adviser to Covington, one of the world's leading law firms.

He was previously a member of the Uber management team as Head of Public Policy for Europe, Middle East & Africa. He built and led Uber's public policy organization across EMEA, and made a major contribution to Uber's pioneering development in dozens of countries and hundreds of cities. He also served as a Senior Board Adviser at Uber.

Mark led global government affairs and public policy for the New York Stock Exchange in the aftermath of the financial crisis, and was a member of the management team of NYSE Euronext.

As CEO of DIGITALEUROPE, he transformed the technology industry's largest trade association into the most effective lobbying organization in Europe.

For many years, he served on the Board of the European Union's cybersecurity agency, ENISA.

Mark previously headed global and regional government affairs functions at Alcatel, and was Associate Partner at Brunswick, where he advised major telecom, media and technology firms on major cross-border transactions.