VEON has confirmed Josh Drew as its new Chief Compliance Officer as the operator continues to reshape its top team.

Former HP exec Drew joined VEON in July last year as Associate General Counsel and has also served as Acting Chief Compliance Officer.

He will now take on the role permanently with a brief to “drive a culture of integrity” across the 13 markets in which the company operates.

The appointment is the latest move to reinvent the telco following a corruption scandal in Uzbekistan that saw it pay a $795 million fine last year.

Since then, the operator has rebranded and targeted a transformation into a technology company, as opposed to a telecoms provider, by 2020.

Drew’s promotion is that latest chapter in a series of new appointments at VEON as the company looks to deliver on these changes.

CFO Andrew Davies is leaving next month, while the operator brought in a new Chairman and appointed former Vodafone UK Chief Executive Guy Laurence as a director over the summer.

VEON Chief Executive Jean-Yves Charlier said: “Josh’s appointment demonstrates VEON’s on-going commitment to the strengthening of our compliance programme across all of our markets.

“His extensive expertise will ensure that VEON continues to develop a world-class compliance function and strong ethical culture, an initiative that is of critical importance to the Supervisory Board and senior management team.”

VEON saw revenues rise 3.7 percent to $2.4 billion in the second quarter, while EBITDA rose 10.6 percent to $931 million.

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