19 June 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Telenor has appointed new CEOs for its operations in Myanmar and Thailand.
Sharad Mehrotra will be CEO of
Telenor Myanmar from the beginning of August. He replaces Lars
Erik Tellman, who has been appointed to a senior position in
Telenor’s emerging Asia cluster supporting
management, partnerships and business development of the
Most recently Mehrotra has been CEO of Telenor India, a
business that is being acquired by Airtel in the long-running
consolidation of the Indian mobile industry.
The new CEO of DTAC, Telenor’s operation in
Thailand, is Alexandra Reich, who is currently CEO of Telenor
Hungary and head of the group’s central eastern
She replaces Lars-Åke Norling, who is joining the Swedish
investment group Kinnevik as investment director and head of
its TMT sector from the start of September. Kinnevik is the
major investor in Millicom and Tele2.
Austrian-born Reich was an
investment banker before moving to telecoms in 2001 with VIAG,
T-Online and then Hutchison in Austria, followed by Sunrise and
then Swisscom in Switzerland.
Telenor’s group CEO Sigve Brekke said: "Being able
to utilise expertise and hands-on experience across markets is
among the great advantages of having strong positions in both
Scandinavia and Asia. We rely on managers and experts who dare
to step out of their comfort zone and take on challenges where
they can learn and develop."
He said the changes "will make us stronger for the future and
enable us to continue to deliver what matters most for our