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Ismet Yazici

Country: Ukraine

Position: CEO

Organization: lifecell

Creating Ukraine’s 5G Future Together: from successful kick-off of 4G to even faster economy in the future

Creating Ukraine’s 5G Future Together: from successful kick-off of 4G to even faster economy in the future.

Ukraine is gaining first successful results from 4G rollout. But open teamwork between mobile operators, government, regulators, vendors, tech companies, as well as all related industries remains crucial for the fast and sustainable further development. What are the main tasks, opportunities and challenges for the New Telecom and the New Tech to build a strong, diversified cross-industry ecosystem? And how it transforms business and society.

Ismet Yazici headed lifecell company in April 2017. He combines unique professional expertise and background gained in engineering, sales and marketing – fields where he had worked on the leading management positions in different companies in Europe and US. Before joining lifecell he worked as General Director\(CEO) of Turkcell in Northern Cyprus. Prior to that, he headed the BeST mobile operator, a subsidiary of Turkcell in Belarus. In 2009, Ismet Yazici joined Turkcell's Global Tower company, becoming a deputy director of sales and business development.

In 2010 he headed Global Tower as General Director of the company. His professional track began in 1993 on position of development engineer at Nortel Netas. From 1995 to 1999 Mr. Yazici worked at the International Sales and Marketing Department of this company and was a manager of the Nortel Netas Romanian office from 1997 to 1999. He also gained experience working as CDMA product marketing manager at Nortel Networks Richardson, US, where he worked from 1999 to 2003. Below he worked as Director of Product Marketing and Business Development Nortel Networks at EMEA. Ismet Yazici received a law degree from the Istanbul University. He also received an MBA in International Marketing and Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. Engineering experience is based on BSc Electronics Engineering degree from Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

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