Chief Technology Officer
Pavel Korchagin was appointed Chief Technology Officer at MegaFon in July 2017.
In 2016 — 2017, Pavel headed the company’s Northwest Branch. Under his management, MegaFon maintained its revenue leadership and optimised and modernised the network in 12 regions overseen by the Northwest Branch. 5G equipment was tested for the first time in Russia at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Prior to that, Pavel had been head of the Volga Branch since January 2015. Over this time, MegaFon not only maintained revenue levels and its leading position in the macro-region but also carried out major modernisation of equipment in the Samara and Penza regions and the Republic of Mordovia, provided mobile services for the BRICS and SCO summits in Ufa and was the first big three operator to launch an LTE Advanced network in Samara.
Pavel was appointed Deputy CEO of the Central Branch of MegaFon in July 2009, before going on to head up operations in 2011 — 2014. He was directly involved in rapidly rolling out a network in seven of the Central Branch’s regions, with each of which boasting a strong team of technical specialists. In 2007 he was appointed First Deputy CEO in 2007 of Mobicom-Centre (MegaFon-Centre), after serving as Technical Director at the company since 2003. In 2002 — 2003, he held the position of Technical Director and CEO of Volgograd Mobile. In 1993 — 2002, he was a senior engineer and, later, Head of the Department for Informatics and Automation of Bank Operations at Sberbank in Volgograd. In 1986 — 1992, Pavel worked as an engineer and research scientist at the Scientific and Research Institute for Special-Purpose Machine-Building in Moscow.
Pavel was born in Dubovka in the Volgograd region of Russia. He graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University with a degree in Automated Systems in 1986.