TeliaSonera refreshes management team

European operator group TeliaSonera has announced a refreshed executive management team following the dismissal of four senior executive members earlier in December.

The operator’s board has announced 12 new positions, to be filled by a mix of external and internal candidates.  Two vacancies remain in the new management team, the operator said, while one has an interim executive in place. The operator will confirm the permanent team by April 1st, 2013.

The operator announced the executive management team as follows:

  • Sweden – Malin Frenning, EVP. currently head of Broadband Services.
  • Eurasia – Erik Hallberg, EVP. currently president of TeliaSonera International Carrier.
  • Europe – Robert Andersson, EVP. currently head of Finland.
  • Technology – Sverker Hannervall, (SVP, CTO. currently acting head of Business Area Mobility Services.
  • Technology – Åke Södermark, SVP, deputy CTO. currently head of Group IT.
  • Commercial – Vacant.
  • Strategy & Business Development – Vacant.
  • Finance – Christian Luiga, SVP, acting CFO
  • Human Resources – Karin Eliasson, SVP.
  • Legal Affairs – Jonas Bengtsson, SVP, General Counsel (starts Jan 7).
  • Communications – Peter Borsos, SVP (starts Jan 9).

The group also said that it will change its operating model to increase local accountability, also effective April 1st. The announcement follows the ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption involving operations in Uzbekistan.

“The countries will be the leading dimension in this new operating model, which is where we interact with the customers,” said Johan Dennelind, president and CEO of TeliaSonera.

“We remove the business area layer from the existing organization. Instead we strengthen the local operations and the mandate for Group functions to drive strategic questions and improve governance. We believe this model will enable us to offer our customers a better service at the same time as it clarifies accountability for our performance.”

The country structure will be grouped in three geographic areas; Europe, Eurasia and Sweden.

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