President and Chief Executive Officer, Sistema
Leonid Melamed has been President and CEO of Sistema since May 29, 2008. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of MTS. He has been a Member of the Board of Directors of MTS since 2006.
Between 2004 and 2006, Mr Melamed worked served as the Chairman of the Expert Council on Insurance Legislation, part of the Russian State Duma Committee on Credit Organizations and Financial Markets.
In 2004, he won the Golden Salamander award for leadership in the insurance industry, and was also named Person of the Year in 2005. In 2007, Mr Melamed was selected as one of the 250 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.
He is a graduate of the Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and holds PhD in Medicine.