Dutch telecommunications company VEON announced the promotion of Group Director of Internal Audit Jagan Mohan to group head of internal audit.
The move coincides with the previously announced transition of Joop Brakenhoff, group chief internal audit and ethics and compliance officer, to chief financial officer. Both appointments are effective May 1.
In his new role, Mohan will report functionally to Michiel Soeting, chairman of the audit and risk committee, and operationally to Kaan Terzioglu, group chief executive.
Mohan brings 25 years of experience in external and internal audit across various industries, including telecoms, consumer goods, hospitality, and real estate. He has been with the company since February 2019, working extensively with Brakenhoff and internal audit to develop and execute the company’s audit strategy.
Brakenhoff succeeds Serkan Okandan, whose three-year contract as group CFO expires at the end of April. Okandan will continue to serve as a special adviser to Terzioglu and Brakenhoff.
Brakenhoff brings more than 35 years of experience to the role, including previously serving as head of internal audit prior to being promoted to group chief internal audit and compliance officer. He will continue to report to Terzioglu.
He joined the company in January 2019 from Heineken International, where he was head of global audit. He also previously held senior finance and audit roles at Royal Ahold and Burg Industries B.V.