CETIN Group, the leading telecommunications infrastructure operator in the Central and Eastern European region, is strengthening its management team with a new Chief Commercial Officer. Erhan Kilic, who has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, joined the company in March.
In his new position, Erhan Kilic supervises the commercial activities of all companies belonging to the CETIN Group, including the neutral, integrated telecommunications infrastructure provider CETIN Hungary Zrt.
Erhan began his career at Nortel Networks in Turkey and then Aria (Turk Telekom mobile operator division). He later worked at Alcatel-Lucent/NOKIA Bell's European headquarters based in Belgium, the last four years as NOKIA Fixed Network Head for South, Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Erhan Kilic holds an Executive MBA with distinction from the Vlerick Business School in Ghent, Belgium. He also holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey.
"Erhan Kilic is a seasoned professional who will strengthen our position as the key technology partner for mobile operators and internet service providers, and will further develop business opportunities in the emerging field of complex broadband services," says Juraj Šedivý, CEO and Member of the Board of CETIN Group.
"I am looking forward to my new challenges in Central Europe," said Erhan Kilic. "In all CETIN Group markets, mobile networks are being or will soon be upgraded to the latest 5G standard, and a combination of high-speed wireline and wireless solutions is becoming an enabler for a new generation of digital services for consumer as well as business segments."
CETIN Group and its companies are providers of fixed and mobile telecommunications infrastructure and complex broadband services. CETIN Czech Republic was formed in 2015 after a successful structural separation of O2 Czech Republic. In 2020, a similar separation of retail and infrastructure business of three Telenor branded operators occurred in Hungary, Bulgaria, and Serbia, making the CETIN Group one of the CEE’s largest providers of telecommunications infrastructure and services. CETIN Group is part of the international investment group PPF.
CETIN Hungary Zrt. as a member of the PPF Group, is a neutral, integrated telecommunications infrastructure service company, the owner and operator of one of Hungary's leading national mobile radio and transmission networks with approximately four thousand points of presence. With nearly 200 excellent professionals, the focus of CETIN Hungary's business activities is network planning, network construction and operation, transmission technology, data center, IT infrastructure and IT security services.
PPF Group operates in 25 countries, investing in multiple sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, media, biotechnology, real estate, and engineering. PPF Group’s reach spans from Europe to North America and across Asia. The Group owns assets to the value of EUR 42.2 billion and employs 78,000 people globally (31 December 2021).