Sigve Brekke

President & CEO of Telenor Group.



President & CEO of Telenor Group. Came from the position as EVP and Head of Region Asia. Has been instrumental in building Telenor’s footprint in the region. From being part of setting the initial direction in 1999, he has been a key driver and shaper of making Telenor a leading force in key Asian markets.

He joined Telenor as an advisor, and later became Manager for Business Development, where he was part of setting the strategy for growth in Asia. Since this he has been CEO of Dtac and Uninor. He has also been key in M&A activities and most recently entered the market in Myanmar.

Prior to joining Telenor Sigve Brekke had a political career starting with several positions in the Labor Youth Organisation (AUF). He served as State Secretary of Defence in Norway from 1993 to 1996.

Personal Details

Date of birth: 15 December 1959
Status: Married, 3 children
Nationality: Norway
Languages: Norwegian mother tongue, English fluent


Year Degree University/School Country
1998 Master Degree in Public Administration Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government USA
1984 Courses at Telemark College Telemark Distriktshøyskole Norway

Current and previous Positions

From-to Title Company Country
2015-date President and CEO Telenor Norway
2008-2015 Head of Region Asia Telenor Thailand
2010-2013 CEO Uninor + Head of Region Asia Telenor India + Thailand
2005-2008 CEO Dtac Thailand
2002-2005 Co-CEO Dtac Thailand
2000-2002 Managing Director, Telenor Asia Telenor Singapore
1999-2000 Manager Business Development Telenor Norway/Singapore
1996-1997 Associate Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Center for Science and International Affairs USA
1993–1996 State Secretary Ministry of Defense Norway
1993 Political Advisor Ministry of Defense Norway
1989- 1992 Secretary General AUF Norway