Andrey Kuzin

Andrey Kuzin

Chief Technical Officer, Cellcard

Andrey Kuzin has been the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Cellcard (CamGSM PLC.) since March 2024, where he leads telecommunications advancements in Cambodia. His role is pivotal to Cellcard’s identity as the first Khmer-owned telecom provider and a pioneering Public Limited Company, part of the Royal Group. Andrey oversees network deployment, maintenance, and technological strategy for GSM/UMTS/LTE projects, ensuring excellence and innovation in infrastructure.
Prior to joining Cellcard, Andrey served as the Lead CTO – Network Strategy at Axiata from December 2019 to January 2024. In this role, he developed future-proof approaches in data-based network planning, enabling higher ROIC efficiency and optimizing OPEX. Andrey was responsible for strategic management of the innovative network planning approach “Value Based Planning,” based on geospatial analysis of data to maximize the Opco ROI and speed of deployment. His responsibilities included digitizing legacy planning workflows, leading a team in data science product development, and guiding strategic information risk management.
Andrey also held the position of Chief Technical Officer at Smart Axiata from February 2013 to January 2024, where he was responsible for GSM/UMTS/LTE network roll-out and maintenance. Under his leadership, Smart Axiata propelled from operator #3 prior to 2013 to #1 within a few years by using advanced techniques and building a winning team of experts. He led strategic information risk planning and developed technology solutions aligned with business needs and future growth. His tenure saw the successful roll-out of advanced mobile telco infrastructure and the commercial launch of VoLTE, VoWiFi, and eSIM support.
Earlier in his career, Andrey was the Chief Technical Officer at Smart Mobile Cambodia from October 2008 to February 2013, where he developed the technical strategy for the start-up operator, leading it to become the number one telco in Cambodia post-merger. Andrey began his career as a Project Manager at OJSC “MTS” and ZAO “Optitelecom” in Russia, overseeing technical operations and managing nationwide fixed network projects. He also worked as a Senior Project Manager at Huawei, directing 2G and 3G rollout projects in CIS.
Andrey’s extensive experience and leadership in the telecom industry make him a valuable asset to Cellcard and the broader telecommunications community. He resides in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and is a proud husband and father of two children, dedicated to driving innovation and excellence in telecommunications.

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