VP, Strategy and Corporate Development, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS)

MTS is the leading telecommunications group in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, serving more than 100 million mobile subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan and Belarus.

Under Michael Hecker’s telecommunication solutions in Russia and the CIS), a stake in MGTS (Moscow’s incumbent PSTN), Eurotel (a leading backbone network operator in Russia) and Multiregion (one of the leading groups of broadbandleadership, MTS adopted a strategy that calls for a focus on integration. The company moved beyond simple mobile access through several acquisitions, including Comstar-UTS (the leading supplier of integrated and cable TV providers). Hecker also oversaw the build-out of the MTS mono-brand retail network, the largest operator’s retail chain in Russia, which now encompasses more than 4,400 stores.

Posts With Michael Hecker

The Global Carrier Perspective: Telefonica and MTS on Balancing Developed and Developing Markets (Video)

Telefonica and MTS talk about what comes after dumb pipes.

A Look at Mobile Markets in Russia and Latin America

Mixing developed and developing markets.

Dive Into Mobile Gets Even More Global and Adds Ad Execs From Google and Millennial Media

Executives from Telefonica and a top Russian carrier join the lineup, alongside Google’s Jason Spero and Millennial Media’s Mollie Spilman, two key execs in mobile advertising.