Telenor appoints Jukka Leinonen as head of Nordic, looks for a CEO for DNA

Mobile service provider Telenor today revealed that it will be looking for a chief executive officer for Finland operator DNA.
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The development follows the decision of Telenor to appoint Jukka Leinonen, CEO of DNA, as the head of Telenor Group’s Nordic Cluster full-time from autumn 2021.

He continues as executive vice president and a member of Telenor Group’s Executive Management, reporting to Sigve Brekke, president and CEO of Telenor Group.

Leinonen, who currently holds the role as head of the Telenor Group’s Nordic Cluster part-time, will continue in his roles as chair of Telenor Sweden, Telenor Denmark, and Telenor Connexion. The search for a new CEO of DNA starts immediately. Once the new CEO of DNA commences, Leinonen will take on the position as chair of DNA.

Leinonen joined DNA as senior vice president, Corporate Business in 2010 and was appointed CEO of DNA in 2013. Since 2019, he has additionally headed Telenor Group´s Nordic Cluster as executive vice president of Telenor Group. He has previously held various senior management positions in corporate business sales, marketing, and product management at TeliaSonera.