Tarik Gause is Associate General Counsel at VEON Ltd., a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services based in Amsterdam and listed on both NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam. As a key member of a small team of capital markets, finance and HR attorneys at VEON, Tarik partners with colleagues and senior management to address complex disclosure matters which arise under both U.S. and E.U. securities regulations and impact all areas of VEON’s business, including M&A, liability management, litigation, investor relations, human resources, and corporate governance. Prior to joining VEON Ltd., Tarik was Assistant General Counsel and Vice President at Bank of America Corporation (BofA); a capital markets attorney with Shearman & Sterling LLP in São Paulo, Brazil (2013-2016); an investment funds attorney with K&L Gates LLP (2010-2013); a research analyst and staff attorney in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (2005-2010); and director of Japan and Korea international trade policy at the White House’s Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (1999-2005). Tarik is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (JD), Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (MA) and Howard University (BA). He is fluent in Portuguese and conversant in Spanish.