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The head of the project team, Andrey Smelkov, founded his own private consulting and management business in May 2019.


In 2021, Andrey Dubovskov joined the team as a partner.  

Most of our team members joined this business from the Russian company Mobile TeleSystems (MTS PJSC), where we worked together in a separate business unit of MTS International, responsible for the management and development of the foreign assets of the MTS Group.

MTS PJSC is the leader among the four players in the Russian mobile market and conducts foreign operations in several neighboring countries with a total subscriber base of about 87 million​​ and annual revenue in​​ In 2019, more than 475 billion rubles (about 7 billion US dollars). MTS PJSC is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (MBT) and the Moscow Stock Exchange (MTSS).

Our team works closely on several projects with the MTS Group, as well as with its parent company, Joint-Stock Financial Corporation Sistema.

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А Смелков

Andrey Smelkov

Managing partner

  • 2013–2019 Member of the Management Board, Vice President, Director of MTS Foreign Companies (5 countries with a total number of subscribers over 25 million - Armenia, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and India).

  • 2014-2019 Member of the GSMA Strategic Committee.

  • 2013 Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice President of Tele2 Sweden, Stockholm.

  • 2010-2013 Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Tele2 in Kazakhstan, Astana.

  • 2008-2010 General Director of VimpelCom in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek.

  • 2007-2008 Deputy General Director of VimpelCom in Uzbekistan, Tashkent.

  • 2004-2007 General Director of VimpelCom in the Veliky Novgorod region.


Was born in 1976 in the city of Veliky Novgorod.

А Дубовсков

Andrey Dubovskov


  • 2014-2021 Member of the Board of Directors of Sistema JSFC, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sistema JSFC, Moscow.

  • 2018-2020 President, Chairman of the Board of Sistema JSFC, Moscow.

  • 2016-2019 Member of the Board of GSMA

  • 2011-2018 President, Chairman of the Management Board, MTS, Moscow.

  • 2007-2011 General Director and Chairman of the Management Board, MTS Ukraine, Kiev.

  • 2004-2007 General Director of MTS in the Nizhny Novgorod region, then director of the MTS Ural Macroregion with the center in Yekaterinburg.

  • 2002-2004 General Director of Tele2 in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

  • 1993-2002 He held a number of senior positions in the companies Millicom International Cellular SA / BV, Regional Cellular Communications LLC, 800 CJSC and other investment and telecommunication companies in Moscow, Alma-Ata, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm.

Was born in 1966 in the city of Alma-Ata.

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