Telenor has made changes to the structure of its executive team, including the appointment of a Chief Digital Officer.

All of Telenor’s 13 markets are now represented in its leadership team, which the operator said would allow for quicker implementation of group-wide strategy.

A host of new appointments were made as part of the shake up, led by Jon Gravråk as Chief Digital Officer.

Gravråk starts his new role on 1 December after deciding to leave McKinsey & Company where he has been for 13 years.

Ruza Sabanovic has been appointed Chief Technology Officer, with the operator adding a Markets and Technology function to future-proof network and IT systems.

Vivek Sood leaves his position as head of Telenor India to become Group Chief Marketing Officer, Wenche Agerup becomes Chief Corporate Affairs Officer after joining from energy provider Hydro.

Interestingly, both CDO and CMO roles will be based in Asia.

Sharad Mehrotra takes over the reins of Telenor India after previously serving as CMO of Telenor Myanmar.
Richard Aa and Jon Erik Haug will continue in their current positions as Chief Financial Officer and Chief People Officer respectively, but former European head Kjell Morten Johnsen steps down from Group Executive management.

Morten Karlsen will oversee the disposal of Telenor's stake VimpelCom in addition to other “selected strategic projects.”

Sigve Brekke, CEO of Telenor Group, said: “By more directly involving the business unit CEOs in delivering on the global strategy and priorities, we increase our ability to execute and create value.”

“We… need to explore new ways to sustain growth, capture customers’ attention and create value for them in their digital life.”

 

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