Telenor Pakistan today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Lars Christian Iuel (47) as the company's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He takes up the position on November 1st, succeeding Mr. Christian Albech (64) who will retire after 20 years of service to Telenor.
- It is a pleasure to announce that Lars Christian Iuel will return to Telenor Pakistan, a company and a market that he knows well. He has previously served as Chief Marketing Officer of Telenor Pakistan with excellent results. His in-depth knowledge of the market, combined with his broad telecoms experience and leadership qualities, makes him an ideal candidate to helm our operations in Telenor Pakistan, said Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO of Telenor Group
Lars Christian Iuel is currently the Head of Marketing at Telenor Group’s Asia office in Bangkok. Prior to that, he worked three years as the CMO of Telenor Pakistan. He has a diverse international background, both from different positions in Telenor and from Cell One in Namibia.
- My admiration for Telenor Pakistan, and for the country as a whole, fills me with high expectations and I am very eager to take on the assignment. I know the people of the organization well and I am confident that together we can continue to produce great results. The Pakistani market is still in its infancy and the prospect for the country and the telecoms industry is startling, said Lars Christian Iuel, appointed CEO of Telenor Pakistan.
Retiring and leaving the company in great shape
- Christian Albech has been the CEO of Telenor Pakistan since the 1st of March 2011 and has served the company well. We are grateful for his contributions and that he passes on a company that is well positioned for future growth and prosperity. I will also take the opportunity to express our gratitude towards Christian for his many years of service and strong contributions to Telenor, said Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO of Telenor Group
Christian Albech has served Telenor for 20 years, with great effort and results. Before joining Telenor Pakistan, Christian Albech was the CEO of Telenor Broadcast where he successfully headed a broad portfolio of companies such as Canal Digital, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting, Norkring and Conax.
Lars Christian Iuel is educated as a Cand Merc from the University of Aalborg, Denmark.
Telenor Pakistan was established in 2005 and is fully owned by the Telenor Group. The company holds 27 million customers by the third quarter of 2011 and it has built a number two position in the Pakistani market in five to six years. The company has also pioneered the development of mobile financial services, enjoying international recognition for its Easypaisa mobile banking services.
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Glenn Mandelid, Communications Director, Telenor Group Asia,
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Anjum Nida Rahman, Director Corporate Communications & Responsibility, Telenor Pakistan,
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