Telenor announced that René Obermann is appointed as new member of the Board of Directors of Telenor ASA, effective 1 January 2018.
The nomination follows the decision of the committee in May to appoint a new director during autumn 2017.
A telecom veteran, René Obermann most recently served as the CEO of Ziggo, the largest cable telecom company in the Netherlands.
Obermann has also been the CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG from 2006-2013. Obermann’s career includes CEO roles at T-Mobile International and before that at Hutchison Mobilfunk Germany (formerly branded as ABC Telekom which he had founded in 1986).
Further, Obermann has served as the vice president of the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media from 2007-2013.
René Obermann is a partner at Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm based in the US. Obermann was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1963. He currently lives in London and Berlin.
Obermann will join the Telenor ASA Board that consists of Gunn Wærsted , Jørgen Kildahl,Jacob Aqraou, Sally Davis, Jon Erik Reinhardsen, Grethe Viksaas, Roger Rønning (employee representative), Harald Stavn (employee representative) and Sabah Qayyum (employee representative).