All Vimpelcom articles

  • Drew EIC

    Josh Drew led by example in getting VEON through DPA


    CW’s Compliance Comeback of the Year Josh Drew, group chief ethics compliance officer at VEON, discusses the challenges he faced when rebuilding the company’s ethics and compliance program under a monitor’s watchful eye.

  • Blog post

    Aggressive global anti-fraud enforcement to continue


    If you thought that enforcement actions like Odebrecht and Vimpelcom were behind us, guess again. They were just the tip of the iceberg. Welcome to the enforcement era.

  • Blog post

    VEON appoints group chief compliance officer


    VEON (formerly VimpelCom) has appointed Josh Drew as group chief compliance officer and a member of VEON's executive management team.

  • Blog post

    VimpelCom Russia CEO resigns


    Mikhail Slobodin, chief executive officer of VimpelCom Russia, will resign with immediate effect amid a corruption probe. As Jaclyn Jaeger reports, the  Amsterdam-based telecommunications company is no stranger to bribery allegations.

  • Blog post

    Grapevine: Who’s coming and going in compliance


    Just five months after reaching a $795 million settlement with U.S. and Dutch prosecutors for paying bribes to a government official in Uzbekistan, Amsterdam-based VimpelCom has appointed a group chief compliance officer, as well as a “chief values and culture transformation officer,” a newly created role; and Dean Foods and ...

  • Blog post

    Telenor offers lessons on joint ventures


    A report published last month by Deloitte details how Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor handled its 33 percent ownership in VimpelCom. Although the report did not find any evidence that employees engaged in corrupt activity, it did uncover several internal weaknesses in Telenor. Jaclyn Jaeger looks at lessons learned.

  • Blog post

    VimpelCom discloses more details on FCPA damages


    Amsterdam-based VimpelCom, a global telecommunication services provider, said last week in its annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it has set aside $105 million for legal expenses associated with its $795 million settlement reached last month with U.S. and Dutch prosecutors for paying bribes to a government ...