Alexander  Izosimov Alexander Izosimov has been Chief Executive Officer and General Director of Vimpel Communications since October 1, 2003. Mr. Izosimov, a Russian national, has held several senior positions at Mars Inc., a global consumer goods company. Prior to joining Mars, Inc. in 1996, Mr. Izosimov worked for McKinsey & Co in Stockholm and London for five years, where he focused on sales and marketing issues as well as cost optimization. Mr. Izosimov graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute with a Master of Science degree in 1987 and holds an MBA degree from INSEAD.