20 June 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Danish operator TDC has appointed former Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg to be chairman.
He will take over on 1 August from
Mike Parton, who has been acting chairman since last month.
Parton will return to his role of deputy chair.
TDC is still looking for a new CEO to replace Pernille Erenbjerg, who
said in May that she would leave the company at the end of
Norberg, an electrical engineer, was in the computer industry
at Data General and DEC before joining Ericsson. He was
president and CEO of Sony Ericsson, the ultimately unsuccessful
joint venture to make mobile phones, and then of Sony Mobile
after Ericsson sold its stake.
Allan Polack, the CEO of Danish pension agency PFA, which led a
consortium to buy TDC in April, said: "Bert is very
experienced, and his knowledge of the telecommunications
industry, as well as the Danish business sector, make him an
excellent choice to head the TDC board."
Polack added: "The 8,000 employees and TDC management are hard
at work implementing our strategic vision for TDC and we look
forward to Bert assisting with leading that process."
Nordberg said: "I am convinced that the strategy outlined by
the new shareholders is the right one for the company and for
Denmark. I am excited to get started and look forward to
working in partnership with Mike Parton and the rest of the
board to apply my experience to the implementation of this new
direction for TDC."