Telia presents executive management team with changes

Telia CEO Allison Kirkby on Monday announced a new executive management team as part of its new growth strategy.
Telia CEO Allison Kirkby
The development follows Telia’s renewed Nordics and Baltics strategy, and the decision to exit from Turkey.

New executive management of Telia

Allison Kirkby, president and CEO
Douglas Lubbe, acting Group CFO
Jonas Bengtsson, EVP, General Counsel and head of Corporate Affairs
Cecilia Lundin, EVP, head of People and Brand
Magnus Zetterberg, SVP, COO and head of CPS
Markus Messerer, SVP, chief of strategy / Innovation & head Global Business
Rachel Samren, SVP, chief external affairs, Governance & Trust Officer
Anders Olsson, EVP, head of Telia Sweden
Heli Partanen, SVP, head of Telia Finland
Stein-Erik Vellan, SVP, head of Telia Norway
Dan Stromberg, SVP, head of LED
Casten Almqvist, SVP, head of TV & Media

Telia said Markus Messerer will be appointed SVP, chief of strategy, Innovation & head of Global Business. Markus is today the CEO of Alltron AG, Swiss IT group Competec’s B2B business, and brings experience in digital transformation and ICT. Before Competec he was Head of Corporate Strategy at Swisscom.

Telia said Rachel Samren will be appointed SVP, chief external affairs, Governance & Trust Officer. Rachel is today EVP, chief external affairs officer and member of the Group Executive Team of Millicom. She joins the company with significant experience in external affairs and risk management.

Telia Company said Dan Stromberg will step up and take over as SVP, head of LED (Lithuania, Estonia and Denmark), while continuing also in his present role as CEO for Telia Lithuania. Dan has held various senior manager positions in Telia Company since the late 1990s.

Markus Messerer and Rachel Samren will join Telia Company during the fourth quarter of 2020 and Dan Stromberg will start in his new role on August 1, 2020.

Who’s leaving Telia

The telecom operator said Ingrid Stenmark SVP, head of CEO Office, Asa Jamal SVP, head of Group Communications and Emil Nilsson SVP, head of LED, will leave Telia Company following the restructuring.

Peter Borsos, SVP, head of Telia Global, will continue in his present role and will also oversee Group Communications until the new organization is implemented and Markus Messerer and Rachel Samren have started in their respective roles.

Peter Borsos will step down and leave the company during the fourth quarter of 2020, Telia said.