- Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Lyudmila Smirnova graduated from the Management Faculty of the Russian State University for the Humanities. Her professional activity in corporate finance administration includes leading roles in the biggest Russian and foreign companies: Independent Media, ACNielsen, Hewlett-Packard Russia.
For eight years Lyudmila Smirnova served as Vice President and Corporate Finance Director of the Hearst Shkulev Media/InterMediaGroup publishing house that issues such periodicals as ELLE, MAXIM, Marie Claire and Psychologies. Lyudmila supervised reorganization of the group of companies and a project for automation and optimization of business processes at the company.
Lyudmila Smirnova has held the post of Financial and Administrative Officer at Tele2 since September 2012. Under her guidance, the financial department has successfully supported a range of complicated processes: shareholder reshuffle, redomiciliation to Russia and integration of Rostelecom’s and Tele2 mobile assets aiming to create a new federal operator. With Lyudmila’s involvement, Tele2 reached a high level of business processes optimization and efficient cost control.