Top manager with over 18 years experience in telecommunications, in February 2014 Yuriy Kurmaz joined Ukrtelecom team as its Director. In this role, Yuriy was engaged in business operations of the Company. In December 2014 due to renewed management structure of the national operator, the shareholders decided to delegate the functions of heading the Company to its Director - Yuriy Kurmaz. Since then, Mr. Kurmaz is responsible both for business operations and for strategic growth priorities of the Company.
In 2004-2014, before joining Ukrtelecom JSC, Yuriy Kurmaz was holding executive positions at Astelit (TM life:)), dealing first with customer relations and later with corporate affairs. Under his leadership, the new operator introduced customer care system which subsequently received highly positive responses from subscribers and won various prestigious international awards. As Director of Corporate Affairs, Yuriy was responsible for relations with regulatory and state authorities, corporate legal affairs, corporate strategy development, business planning, and regular revision of key performance indicators of the Operator.
Prior to his work at Astelit, Yuriy was Deputy General Director and the General Director of Ukrainian Radio Systems (Wellcom).
In 1984 Yuriy graduated from Kyiv Air Force Engineering Academy, majoring in Engineering mathematics. He holds DPhil (Engineering), majoring in Cybernetics, systems analysis, operations research and simulation of complex systems. In 1994 Mr. Kurmaz graduated from Kyiv National Economic University, majoring in Marketing management.
Yuriy Kurmaz is married and has one daughter.