Management change in Uninor

The board of Uninor has accepted the resignation of Stein-Erik Vellan as managing Director. Sigve Brekke, Head of Telenor Asia Region, has been nominated as the Managing director of Uninor pending all regulatory and statutory approvals in India, and will also continue to be the head of Asia for Telenor.

Published: 9 July 2010 10:45

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Stein-Erik Vellan was the Managing Director of Uninor during the initial rollout of the operations in India and will now move on to a different position within the Telenor Group.

“Stein-Erik Vellan and his team in Uninor have done a good job in launching the services of Uninor in record time. I would like to thank Stein-Erik for his efforts in building up a vital new player in the competitive mobile market in India” says Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO of the Telenor Group.

Eight months after Telenor Group entered into India, Uninor started offering its services in December 2009. Telenor has ownership interest of 67.25 per cent in Uninor. Unitech Group’s ownership interest is 32.75 per cent.


Scott Engebrigtsen, Communication Manager, Telenor Group,

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