Johan Dennelind appointed President and CEO of TeliaSonera
The Board of TeliaSonera has appointed Johan Dennelind to the position of President and CEO. Johan Dennelind has extensive experience from various positions within the telecommunication industry, most recently having served as CEO of Vodacom International, based in South Africa. Johan Dennelind will take on his new position on September 1, 2013 and will be available for the company from July 1, 2013. Per-Arne Blomquist will remain as acting CEO until September 1 and then return to his role as Executive Vice President and CFO of TeliaSonera.
The recruitment process has been the Board of Directors’ highest priority and led by the Remuneration Committee consisting of Chairman Marie Ehrling, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo and Mats Jansson. The search criteria for the new candidate has been strong; extensive leadership skills, experience of developing international corporations in emerging markets as well as a broad knowledge from the telecommunication industry.
“I am delighted that Johan Dennelind will be joining TeliaSonera. Johan Dennelind brings with him almost 20 years of experience from the telecommunication industry and has during his time at Telenor and most recently at Vodacom proven that he can successfully lead organizations in significant change processes within an international environment. With Per-Arne Blomquist now returning to his role as Executive Vice President and CFO we are securing continuity in the business whilst through Johan Dennelind also providing a fresh start,” says TeliaSonera’s Chairman, Marie Ehrling.
”I am very proud to have been given this vote of confidence from the Board of Directors and I am excited about and humble towards this new challenge. TeliaSonera is today one of Europe’s leading telecom operators with a large international presence and I look forward to leading the company during the next phase of development,” says Johan Dennelind, appointed President and CEO of TeliaSonera.
A press conference in English will be held Monday June 17 at 09:30 CET at TeliaSonera’s Head Office, Stureplan 8, in Stockholm. The press conference will also be available at www.teliasonera.com and via telephone conference. TeliaSonera’s Chairman Marie Ehrling, the succeeding President and CEO Johan Dennelind, and Acting President and CEO, Per-Arne Blomquist will be present at the press conference.
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TeliaSonera AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instrument Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 8.15 p.m. CET on June 16, 2013.
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