Exec shakeup for Telia

Allison Kirkby

Following the sale of its Turkish unit, Telia has announced a shakeup of its executive management team.

The company has hired Markus Messerer – current CEO of Competec’s B2B business Alltron – as its SVP, chief of strategy, and Millicom’s Rachel Samrén as VP chief external affairs, governance and trust officer.

In addition, Telia Lithuania CEO Dan Strömberg will add SVP, head of LED (Lithuania, Estonia and Denmark) to his list of responsibilities.

Leaving the company are Ingird Stenmark (SVP, head of CEO office), Asa Jamal (SVP, head of group communications) and Emil Nilsson (SVP, Head of LED), with Peter Borsos (SVP, head of Telia Global) departing in Q4.

Allison Kirkby, president and CEO of Telia Company said: “As we prepare to renew Telia’s purpose and strategy, I am delighted that Markus, Rachel and Dan will join our Group Executive Management team. Each of them are experienced and outstanding leaders, who will be excellent role models of the Telia values, and bring a broad range of sector knowledge and hands-on operational experiences from our industry, and beyond. I have every confidence that these changes will help us accelerate our transformation journey and establish a new era of success for Telia”.

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