TeliaSonera International Carrier Welcomes Ilya Bulaev as its New Sales Director for Russia and Other CIS Regions

  • TSIC appoints Ilya Bulaev as Sales Director, Russia & other CIS Regions.
  • Mr. Bulaev’s core responsibilities include the strategic oversight of all sales operations for the Russian & CIS regions.
  • TSIC expands its network footprint in Europe by further developing its presence throughout Eastern Europe.

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) announces today the onboarding of Ilya Bulaev as its new Sales Director for the Russian Region. In his new role, Mr. Bulaev’s core responsibilities include strategically steering all facets of sales development operations across the Russian and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) markets, as well as providing expert management, motivation, training and strategic sales support in the region.

Mr. Bulaev brings over 10 years of proven telecommunications experience to TeliaSonera International Carrier. Prior to joining TSIC, he held several sales leadership and technical roles at various telecom companies. Mr. Bulaev holds a degree in Multi-channel Telecommunication Systems from the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI).

“We are excited to welcome Mr. Bulaev to TeliaSonera International Carrier,” says Pawel Smalinski, Regional Sales Director CEE, Russia, Middle East and Africa. “His strategic vision, leadership and sales expertise will no doubt prove to be invaluable additions to our team. Ilya’s onboarding will substantially strengthen our existing sales force in Eastern Europe and greatly contribute to the overall success and growth of TeliaSonera International Carrier in the Russian and CIS markets.”

TSIC currently offers high quality IP services via its 200 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe (including Russia), Asia and the US. With the appointment of its New Sales Director, the organization looks forward to further developing its presence throughout Eastern Europe by spearheading sales efforts and extending brand awareness into both established and previously untapped territories throughout Russia as well as other CIS regions.

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About TeliaSonera International Carrier

TeliaSonera International Carrier owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. Our mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure and services – empowering individuals, businesses and societies to execute their most critical activities. By working close to our customers we make big ideas happen at the speed of fiber. Discover more at

TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also the leading European wholesale provider with a wholly owned international carrier network. In 2011, net sales amounted to SEK 104 billion, EBITDA to SEK 36.9 billion and earnings per share to SEK 4.20. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at

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