Andrey Zakharov appointed HR Director of ICS Holding

Andrey Zakharov, HR Director of Nexign, takes the role of HR Director of ICS Holding, where he will lead HR function in all Holding companies, including Nexign.

The HR division of multidisciplinary IT group ICS Holding is set to be headed by Andrey Zakharov, currently HR Director at Nexign (a part of ICS Holding).

“We are creating an entirely new ecosystem unlike anything else in the market, which provides a working environment for more than 6,000 specialists in numerous cities across Russia and abroad. ICS Holding comprises more than 25 companies at different levels of development and with diverse corporate cultures. Andrey will take on the considerable challenge of centralising our HR processes, as well as establishing the sharing of best practices between group companies,” explains Yulia Shutkina, Vice President at ICS Holding. “The experience that Andrey has gained at major Russian and international companies, including Nexign, represents particular value to the group at this stage in our development.”

Andrey Zakharov will be combining his new position with that of HR Director at Nexign, where he has worked for two years. During his time at Nexign, Andrey has created an effective corporate academy which provides training to company employees and clients, established an onboarding system for new employees, and implemented a range of HR processes designed to boost the efficiency of staff recruitment, improve HR brand management, and develop a compensation and benefits system.  

Andrey Zakharov was born in Astrakhan. He graduated with honours from Rostov Pedagogical University (Department of Linguistics) and Rostov State University (Sociology, Politics, and Psychology); the two institutions were subsequently merged to form the Southern Federal University. He is presently studying for an MBA in HR Management at Moscow Business School, and in 2018 successfully completed an international internship at TIM (Italy), one of the largest telecommunications groups in the European Union.

In the course of his more than 14 years of HR experience Andrey has held a variety of responsibilities and tackled a number of challenges, including managing employee training at Beeline, building and developing the Human Resources Directorate at Zepter International, establishing regional HR centres and managing the corporate university at Russian Standard Bank, building and centralising employee training and development processes at Sberbank, and leading the Human Resources Department at Nexign.


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Intellectual Computer Systems Holding (ICS Holding LLC) - ( is a Russian multidisciplinary IT group whose focus area includes investment, management and consolidation of the technology, media and telecom sector. ICS Holding brings together 25 IT companies, including the holdings Citadel, Forpost, KNS Group (YADRO), Kryptonit and Nexign.

The total number of employees working in companies exceeds 6 000 people, and the geography of business covers all regions of Russia, as well as several countries near and far abroad.

Among its priorities are the digital transformation of enterprise companies, information security, data storage systems, big data management and analytics, predictive analytics, cryptography and quantum computing, machine learning and artificial neural networks, blockchain technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).

The mission of the Holding is to facilitate the development of a digital economy in Russia and in global markets, to support domestic IT talent in various business sectors.


Nexign, a part of the limited liability company Intellectual Computer Systems Holding (LLC ICS Holding) and a leading Business Support System (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, has been delivering pragmatic, value-driven solutions focused on customers’ total cost of ownership since 1992. As communications service providers become digital service providers, Nexign accelerates their transformation through engineering excellence and agile products and services that facilitate revenue-stream diversification. Nexign takes pride in its partner-centric approach to working with customers. For more than 27 years, the company has delivered on its promise of unlocking value in the short-term while ensuring customers’ investment are future-proof and support long-term growth.

Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Nexign employs 1,800 people in offices through Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The company has delivered more than 120 projects across 16 countries and had revenue of $200 million in 2018, an increase of 63 percent over 2017. For more information, please visit the website and follow the latest news from Nexign on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.