Ivan Tavrin has been CEO at MegaFon since April 2012. He started with the company in March 2012 as Deputy CEO and Member of the Management Board.
Mr Tavrin was a pioneer in the Russian media industry’s development and has over 15 years of experience. In 1997, he founded advertising firm Construct-Region, developing it into the largest agency in the Russian regional advertising market. He has been involved in establishing Russian media companies, including Regional Media Group, Media One Holding, Vyberi Radio Group and TV-3.
Mr Tavrin is a former President and current Chairman of the Board and shareholder at UTH, a media holding company in Russia; Chairman of the Board of Kommersant Holding; Member of the Board of Mail.ru Group; and Member of the Executive Board at the National Association of TV and Radio Broadcasters.
He was selected for Russia’s Media Manager of the Year award in 2009.
Mr Tavrin is a graduate of Moscow State Institute of International Relations.