Chief financial officer


Telenor names new CFO

Norway-based telco Telenor has named Jørgen Rostrup as its new chief financial officer. Rostrup, who is currently president of Yara North America, will join the Telenor management team by November 1 at the latest. He will report to CEO Sigve Brekke. Acting CFO Morten Karlsen Sørby will assume the new role of chief transformation officer when […]

CTC Media appoints new finance chief

Russia’s CTC Media has appointed Stanislav Ploschenko, the senior vice-president for finance at mining and metals company Mechel, as its new chief financial officer.  Ploschenko will take up his new role effective January 24, 2015, replacing current CFO Nikolay Surikov, who will leave his post on January 23. Until he starts his job, Ploshenko will […]

Single CFO for Vodafone and Kabel Deutschland

In a further sign of the growing integration of the management of Vodafone Deutschland and Kabel Deutschland, Vodafone has named the latter’s finance chief Andreas Siemen as the new chief financial officer of both companies.  Siemen will take up his post on July 1. He succeeds Thomas Nowak, who is leaving the company at his […]

Elemental appoints CFO, runs Japanese 4K encoding trial

Video solutions and delivery firm Elemental Technologies has appointed former Palo Alto Networks’ vice president of finance, John Ewert, as its chief financial officer. Ewert brings 20 years of experience to the role and has previously worked at Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems and PricewaterhouseCoopers. At the same time, the firm announced that Japanese commercial broadcaster Kansai […]

Telekom Austria CFO to leave firm

Telekom Austria’s supervisory board has agreed with chief financial officer Hans Tschuden that his contract should be “prematurely dissolved” by May 31, 2014.  Tschuden, who has been Telekom Austria’s CFO since April 2007 and was appointed vice chairman of the management board of Telekom Austria in January 2009, will leave the firm after its annual […]

EBU names finance and administration chief

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has named Emmanuel Frantz as its next chief financial and administrative officer. Frantz will join the EBUL on June 1 and will take up his new post on August 1 after a transitional period. He joins the EBUL after six years as Yahoo EMEA’s vice-president of finance operations. Frantz replaces […]

Deutsche Telekom CFO takes over top job

Deutsche Telekom’s chief financial officer (CFO) Timotheus Höttges has taken over from outgoing CEO René Obermann.  The transition, which was first announced a year ago, came into effect from January 1, with Obermann moving to take the CEO job at Dutch cable operator Ziggo. Thomas Dannenfeldt, Deutsche Telekom’s managing director, finance and controlling, responsible for […]

New finance chief for Discovery Networks CEEMEA

Discovery Networks has named a new chief financial officer for central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA). Rafal Ogrodnik, who was previously finance director for central Europe at Avon Cosmetics Europe, will take over his new role from February 1. He will be based in Warsaw and will report to Doug Baker, […]

KPN loses finance chief

KPN chief financial officer Eric Hageman is to leave the company due to personal circumstances.  The Dutch telco said Hageman will leave the company and board of management with immediate effect. He was named interim CFO in January last year and confirmed in that position in September. The telco said it would make a further […]

New finance chief for Liberty Global German unit

Liberty Global has named Winfried Rapp as chief financial officer of its German operation, Unitymedia Kabel BW.  Rapp was previously chief financial officer for the global service area at SAP, and has previously also held positions at Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile UK. Jon Garrison, senior vice-president, accounts and deputy CFO at Unitymedia Kabel BW will […]