TeliaSonera nominates Mikko Kosonen to replace Tapio Kuula on board

29 March 2013 | Mitch Sayers

TeliaSonera’s nomination committee has recommended Mikko Kosonen to the Board for the 2013 AGM as the eighth member, replacing Tapio Kuula.

Kuula notified the committee that he would not be able to serve on TeliaSonera’s board after the 2013 AGM because of a serious health condition, leading to Kosonen receiving a nomination in his stead.

Kosonen has been president of Finnish investment fund Sitra since 2008. He previously worked for Nokia between 1984-2007, where his final role was SVP for strategy and business infrastructure.

The nomination would see the former Itella Corporation board member as a non-executive appointment.

In addition to Mikko Kosonen, the nomination committee has put forward Marie Ehrling, Mats Jansson, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Nina Linander, Martin Lorentzon, Per-Arne Sandström and Kersti Strandqvist.

The board reshuffle follows TeliaSonera president and CEO Lars Nyberg stepping down over corruption allegations as the company stepped into the Uzbek market in February.