Esben Smistad joined Telenor Norway, Business in 2007 as technical customer support agent for large enterprise and managed services. He has served as a full-time union representative since 2015. Smistad was also a member of the Board of Directors for Telenor ASA in the period 2019-2021 and has previously served on the board of directors of Telenor Norge AS. Smistad also served a period on the Corporate Assembly of Telenor ASA. Before joining Telenor, he was an employer and a franchise owner of a convenience store. He studies labor law at AOF.