Telenor strengthens in Asia and Europe - new Group Management members appointed
Telenor is now establishing Asia and Eastern/Central Europe as separate areas of responsibility, with dedicated Executive Vice Presidents, as Telenor has previously done with its Nordic operations. Arve Johansen will head Telenor's commitments in Asia, and Jan Edvard Thygesen will head the Group's commitments in Eastern/Central Europe. Both Johansen and Thygesen are experienced members of Telenor's Group Management.
Two new members will also be joining the Group Management, as Telenor strengthens the co-ordination of operational and human resources across all countries in which it has business activities. Ragnar H. Korsæth will be responsible for global coordination and for the extraction of synergies between the mobile operations. Senior Vice President for HR, Bjørn Magnus Kopperud, will also join the Group Management. Both possess extensive experience within their respective fields at Telenor. The changes to Telenor's Group Management will be effective from today, Tuesday 10 January.
"The new Group Management serves to illustrate the changes that Telenor is undergoing. Asia and Eastern/Central Europe are becoming increasingly important to Telenor. To achieve success, each operation must develop local competitiveness through partnerships and exchange of competence across companies, countries and regions. The composition of the Group Management reflects this development, and secures necessary backing for these important efforts," said President and CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas.
Telenor's Group Management now consists of:
Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO
Arve Johansen, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Telenor in Asia
Jan Edvard Thygesen, Executive Vice President and Head of Telenor in Eastern/Central Europe
Morten Karlsen Sørby, Executive Vice President and Head of Telenor in the Nordic Region
Stig Eide Sivertsen, Executive Vice President and Head of Telenor Broadcast
Trond Ã. Westlie, Executive Vice President and CFO
Ragnar H. Korsæth, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Coordination
Bjørn Magnus Kopperud, Executive Vice President and Head of Human Resources
Scott Engebrigtsen, Head of Information at Telenor ASA
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