Telenor announces heads for Nordic and Asia business

Telenor is re-organizing the business and will be implementing changes to the Group Executive Management team to strengthen the regions in the Nordics and Asia.
Telenor grows in AsiaTelenor appointed Petter-Borre Furberg to head all the four Nordic business units in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

The newly established management group in the Nordic region, which includes the heads of the Nordic companies, will together further foster collaboration in the region. The previous Head of Nordics, Jukka Leinonen, retired in June.

Telenor Group’s Executive Management:

Sigve Brekke, President & Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Group

Tone Hegland Bachke, EVP & Chief Financial Officer of Telenor Group

Ruza Sabanovic, EVP & Chief Technology Officer of Telenor Group

Rita Skjærvik, EVP & Chief People, Sustainability and External Relations Officer of Telenor Group

Petter-Borre Furberg, EVP & Head of Telenor Nordics

Jorgen C. Arentz Rostrup, EVP & Head of Telenor Asia

Dan Ouchterlony, EVP & Head of Adjacent Business

Jannicke Hilland, EVP & Head of Telenor Infrastructure

Jorgen C Arentz Rostrup will head Telenor’s Asia operations. Telenor’s regional office in Singapore will support the merger processes in Thailand and Malaysia, as well as developing further the operations in Bangladesh and Pakistan.

“We are reinforcing the collaboration and creating synergies between our four Nordic business units to develop new services more quickly and efficiently, while Asia will focus on building scale in partnership with others,” says Sigve Brekke, Telenor Group President and CEO.

Telenor also announced Infrastructure and Adjacent Business group to develop adjacent services within existing and potential new independent entities, as well as with others outside Telenor. The unit will be led by Dan Ouchterlony, who has a long career at Schibsted.

Telenor Infrastructure will refine the value of Telenor’s infrastructure in the Nordics. Jannicke Hilland, who has been CEO of Eviny, a power utility company, since 2015, takes over as head of the new unit on 1 October 2022.

Telenor Norway has appointed Birgitte Engebretsen as the new CEO of Telenor Norway. She has over 20 years of experience in the IT and telecoms industry and has been the head of Telenor Norway’s business division since 2020.