Phadke joins Telenor from Google Cloud, where he was the Global General Manager for the Telecom Industry Vertical. In addition, Phadke brings with him over two decades of global telecom industry experience.
“I am thrilled that Amol has agreed to lead the next wave of our technology transformation and to help us drive the use of technology as an enabler for profitable growth. His extensive leadership experience from global technology companies and unique telecom credentials will enable us to navigate the tremendous technology shift in our industry and unlock the resulting value for Telenor, our customers, and partners,” says Brekke.
The current CTO, Ruza Sabanovic, will be the subject of another announcement in due course.
“I have worked closely with Ruza throughout my career, from her time at Uninor in India to her valuable contributions in the Group Executive Management since 2015. She has done a tremendous job for the company,” Brekke says.
Phadke will start September 1, Rostrup and Furberg will assume their positions on October 1.
“I am confident we have a strong and competent Group Leadership Team that can continue to develop secure and reliable services for our customers and deliver on our strategy for long-term profitable growth,” Brekke ends.