Management

Helmut Duhs

General Director

Education:
In 1990 Helmut Duhs got a degree of Engineer of Communications Technology and in 1993 graduated from University of Vienna with a Degree in Business Administration and Computer Science. In 2002 he completed post-graduate study at Danube University with Diploma of Executive MBA.

Professional activity:
In 1992 Helmut Duhs started his professional carrier as a consultant for development and implementation of financial software. Since 1996 he works for Telekom Austria Group in different managerial roles within the financial sector. In 2004 he was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of mobilkom austria group services GmbH and since then also a member of Group Executive Board. Since 2007 Helmut Duhs manages the Belarusian Segment of Telekom Austria Group successfully, being recognized on local and international level.

Additional information:
Helmut Duhs was born in Klagenfurt, Austria in 1971 and has one daughter. He likes biking, sailing, golfing, climbing as well as travelling.

 

Nikolay Yushkevich

First Deputy General Director

Education:
Nikolay Yushkevich graduated from Leningrad Electro-Technical Institute of Telecommunications named after Bonch-Bruevich as a telecommunications engineer, served in the navy.

Professional activity:
Nikolay Yushkevich started his career in 1987 as a telecommunications electrician in Minskobltelecom. From 1998 till 1999 he worked as an assistant to Telco Minister of Belarus. Nikolay joined velcom (at that time - Mobile digital communications) in April 1999 as General Director. From 2001 till 2005 he occupied different executive positions and left the company in 2005 from the position of First Deputy General Director. From 2006 till 2011 Nikolay worked as CTO of Belorussian Telecommunications Network (BeST).
In December 2012 Nikolay Yushkevich joined velcom to take over the position of First Deputy General Director of velcom.

 

Christian Laque

Senior Director for Technology

Education:
University of Karlsruhe (Germany)

Professional activity:
Christian Laqué has a broad background in senior positions across Europe, both in small and large telecom and multimedia operators. He successfully contributed tele.ring growth and development from the very beginning of its foundation, the maverick-style challenger of established Austrian mobile operator, which finally was merged with Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile, where Christian had been driving the merger and later on took responsibility for Radio-, Transport- and Core Network of the joint operations. During four years Christian served as CTO of Austrian largest cable operator UPC, a part of Liberty Global. Since February 2015 he is in charge of velcom technical sector.

Additional information:
Christian was born in 1967 in Germany. In 2015 he relocated to Minsk with his family including two children.

 

Robert_Dashian

Senior Director for Marketing

Education:
In 1990 Robert graduated from Yerevan State University, and then completed postgraduate studies in the Belarusian State University. He graduated from Amherst College, Amherst, MA, USA and participated in the executive education programs in Marketing and Strategy at Kellogg School of Management, The University of Chicago School of Business, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Professional activity:
Robert Dashian has a 16 year experience in the Belarusian telecommunication area. From 1995 to 2001 Robert Dashian worked in the position of Chief Financial Officer of Mobilkom. Since 2001 Robert served as Deputy CMO in velcom. Today Robert Dashian works as Senior Director for Marketing, Sales and Customer Care.

Additional information:
Robert Dashian was born in Yerevan, Armenia, in 1965. He is married and brings up a son.

 

Denis Filazafovitch

Senior Director for Enterprise and Cloud Services

Education:
Denis graduated from the Webster University, Business and Technology Department, and got a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.

Professional activity:
Denis Filazafovitch works in the company from the day of its foundation. From 1999 to 2001 he took the position of Chief Economist in MDC’s Financial Control Department (since 2008 FE VELCOM). In 2001 he became Chief Officer of the company’s Financial Administration. From 2004 to 2007 Denis worked as Financial Adviser of FE VELCOM in Geneva, Switzerland. From 2007 to 2017 worked as Deputy Director General for Economic Affairs

Additional information:
Denis was born in Minsk in 1977. He is married and brings up four sons. He is keen on sports such as hockey, tennis, ski mountaineering and likes hunting and fishing.

 

Anton Bladik

Senior Director for Fixed Line Businesses and Integration

Education:
In 2001 graduated from the Belarusian State Economic University, Faculty of International Economic Affairs, specializing in foreign economic activity management. In 2006 he received second degree at the MBA program of the Institute of Business and Management of Technology of Belarusian State University.

Professional activity:
Anton Bladik started his career in 1999 in the Minsk Research Institute of Radio Materials with an Economist of Foreign Relations department. In 2005 he was transferred to work at the State Military Industrial Committee as Chief Economist of the department of Economy and Finance. Since 2008 have been Commercial Director of TM Bulbash. In early 2012 he was appointed to the position of Deputy Director for Private Sector Affairs of ACS (TM Atlant Telecom), in 2014 – Deputy Director for Commercial Affairs.

Additional information:
Born in Baranovichi in 1980. Married. Has a son and two daughters. Keen on martial arts, tennis, sailing.

Andreas GRAF

Senior Director for Finance


Was born and educated in Vienna. In 2004 he started his career in A1 (Austria) as a controller with a deep insight in several departments such as HR, Customer Service and Technology. After his return to the Headquarter in Vienna from Croatia he took over the Controlling of all eight CEE mobile operations of the Group, in 2011 he was appointed Director of Controlling for Telekom Austria Group, including the fixed line business. As of December 1, 2011 has taken over the responsibility for the financial sector in Vipnet, including controlling, accounting and purchasing and has a team of about 70 experts. As of 2017 was appointed as velcom’s Senior Director for Finance.