Boris Nemsic has been the CEO of VimpelCom since April 2009. For three years prior to this, he was the CEO of Telekom Austria Group. From 1990 until he joined Mobilkom Austria, he headed the departments for mobile communications development at Ascom and Bosch Telecom. In 1997, he was hired by Mobilkom Austria as division manager for network planning. From November 1998, he managed Mobilkom Austria’s Croatian subsidiary, and in 2000, Mobilkom Austria’s Supervisory Board appointed him the organization’s COO. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Sarajevo Technical University in 1980, and completed his doctoral studies at Vienna University of Technology in 1990.