Telenor Group elected to the 2023-24 GSMA Board

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Sigve Brekke, President and CEO of Telenor Group, is re-elected for a seat in the GSMA Board and will, from 1 January 2023, commence his fourth period with the Board addressing critical issues for the mobile industry and customers.

The GSMA, the global mobile network operator industry organisation, has elected new members to its Board for 2023 - 2024. The Board, which provides the GSMA’s membership with a stronger voice, clearer direction, and faster decision-making, consists of 26 members representing both global operators and smaller independent operators.

“The industry is at a pivotal point at the moment, and I am very excited to work with the Board as we navigate the opportunities and challenges ahead. It is more important than ever that we work together to ensure that the true potential of the mobile ecosystem benefits people, businesses, and society as a whole,” says Mats Granryd, GSMA Director General.

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Critical for societal resilience

Telenor Group has had a seat on the GSMA Board since it was constituted in 2003, including the Chair of the Board from 2013 – 2016, overseeing the strategic direction of the organisation. Sigve Brekke’s upcoming Board term will be his fourth consecutive 2-year term, beginning 1 January 2023.

“Over the past few years, with a global pandemic as a backdrop, we have experienced in full force how critical digital connectivity is for societal resilience. I believe the mobile industry, championed by the GSMA, will continue to play a vital role in empowering societies, enabling a sustainable future through digitalisation, and tackling issues that both our customers and societies we operate in are facing, including challenges related to climate, inclusion, and security,” says Brekke.

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About GSMA

The GSMA is a global organisation unifying the mobile ecosystem to discover, develop and deliver innovation foundational to positive business environments and societal change. Our vision is to unlock the full power of connectivity so that people, industry, and society thrive. Representing mobile operators and organisations across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries, the GSMA delivers for its members across three broad pillars: Connectivity for Good, Industry Services and Solutions, and Outreach. This activity includes advancing policy, tackling today’s biggest societal challenges, underpinning the technology and interoperability that make mobile work, and providing the world’s largest platform to convene the mobile ecosystem at the MWC and M360 series of events.

About Telenor Group

Telenor Group is a leading telecommunications company across the Nordics and Asia with 172 million subscribers and annual sales of around NOK 110 billion (2021). We are committed to responsible business conduct and driven by the ambition of empowering societies. Connectivity has been Telenor’s domain for more than 165 years, and our purpose is to connect our customers to what matters most.

David Fidjeland

Director, Media Relations

Telenor Group