Tele2 appoints interim CFO

Swedish operator Tele2 has appointed James Maclaurin as interim group chief financial officer (CFO) while the process for a permanent candidate continues.

Maclaurin’s role will come into effect as of October 1 2015, and he will report directly into Allison Kirkby, Tele2 president and chief executive – and former CFO.

A telecoms veteran with a career spanning 22 years in the industry, Maclaurin will also join Tele2’s leadership team.

“James was introduced to me via our chairman, as they had prior experience of working together at Marconi,” Kirkby said.

“His breadth of financial and operational experience in the telecoms industry is perfect for Tele2 at this time, particularly as we are executing on our challenger program. He will be a great addition to our leadership team.”

Maclaurin has held a number of group CFO positions, including those at Axiata Group, Vodafone’s Central European and African unit, Celtel and UbiNetics.

From 1993 to 2003 Maclaurin served in a number of roles at Marconi, where he rose to the position of group EVP of finance.

In April this year, Joachim Horn stepped down from his position as chief technology information officer (CTIO) and EVP at Tele2. Niklas Sonkin stepped in as acting CTIO.


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