Telenor Group restructures executive management team

12 October 2015 |


Telenor is restructuring its executive management team to ensure faster execution of the group strategy in all its 13 markets.

The group has appointed Ruza Sabanovic as EVP and CTO, Vivek Sood as EVP and CMO, Wenche Agerup as EVP and chief corporate affairs officer and Jon Gravrak as EVP and chief digital officer. Richard Aa and Jon Erik Haug will continue their present positions as CFO and chief people officer respectively.

The revamped executive management team reflects the group’s international footprint with nine members in the new team being non-Norwegians, the company noted. 

“Telenor provides internet to almost 200 million subscribers and new customer needs are emerging. 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,” said Sigve Brekke, president and CEO of Telenor Group.

“Telenor stands to capture solid opportunities, as the world evolves to view connectivity as a basic necessity. We must continue our work in enabling that connectivity for all, but we also need to explore new ways to sustain growth, capture customers’ attention and create value for them in their digital life.” 

In addition, the functions Markets and Technology have been established to improve and develop customer experiences as well as to ensure that networks and IT systems are ready for future demands.