- Term of office: Elected 7 May 2019 for a period of two years
Shares in Telenor ASA: 5 730 as of 7 May 2019
Year of birth, residence: Born 1954. Resident in Oslo, Norway.
Experience: Jan Otto Eriksen joined Telenor in 2002 as a project manager in Canal Digital AS. From 2002 to 20013 Eriksen managed several development projects for new TV decoders, backend systems as well as the first projects that established and developed the video-on-demand and streaming services of the company. In 2013 Eriksen was elected main employee representative for the Tekna union in Telenor, a role he has held since then. Prior to Telenor, Eriksen worked as software developer and project manager within consultancy as well as in industrial companies from 1981 to 2002. Eriksen has served several periods as employee representative in the board of directors of the Telenor companies Zonavi AS and Canal Digital AS. Eriksen has also served a period in the Telenor Corporate Assembly. Eriksen was deputy member to the employee representatives to the Telenor ASA Board of Directors between 2017 and 2019.
Education: Eriksen holds a Master’s degree in Technical Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, and a Bachelor degree in electronics from Oslo College of Engineering.