Karen Linehan Joins VEON Board of Directors as Non-Executive Director


AMSTERDAM, January 5, 2022 / PRNewswire / – VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON) (Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services, today announced that Karen Linehan, former General Counsel of Sanofi, has joined the board of directors of VEON as a non-executive director.

Karen has spent over 30 years at Sanofi, a leading global healthcare company, in various legal roles, including over a decade as General Counsel, leading the Legal, Ethics and Business Integrity function. . Together with her global team, she has effectively protected the company and its stakeholders from the many challenges of the rapidly changing environment of the pharmaceutical industry.

As one of the first women on the Sanofi Executive Committee and a founding member of the company’s Gender Balance Board, Karen was also a passionate advocate for diversity, gender equality and personal development. His previous professional experience includes the practice of law in the New York Townley & Updike law firm, and on the Congressional Staff of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

Karen graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and a Doctorate of Laws.

Gennady Gazin, Chairman of the Board, said, “We welcome Karen as an independent director to our board, and we look forward to working with her. Karen brings a wealth of experience and a valuable perspective to our company. We are delighted that she is serving on our audit and risk and nominating and corporate governance committees. “

Karen’s appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Steve Pusey Last year.

About VEON  
VEON is a global connectivity and digital services provider listed on NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam. Our businesses are transforming lifestyles with technology-driven services that provide opportunities in some of the world’s fastest growing emerging markets. For more information visit: https://www.veon.com


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