Telenor appoints CEOs in Myanmar, Thailand and Bangladesh

Telenor appoints new CEOs in Myanmar, Thailand and Bangladesh

31 January 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Telenor has appointed new CEOs for three of its Asian subsidiaries; Telenor Myanmar, dtac in Thailand and Grameenphone in Bangladesh.

[Left to right:Sharad Mehrotra, CEO of dtac; Hans Martin Hoegh Henrichsen, CEO of Telenor Myanmar; and Yasir Azman, CEO of Grameenphone]

Sharad Mehrotra has been named as CEO of dtac, having previously served as CEO of Telenor Myanmar. He succeeds Alexandra Reich, who is leaving the company to pursue ‘new leadership opportunities.’

Hans Martin Hoegh Henrichsen, the current chief corporate affairs officer in Telenor Myanmar will assume Mehrota’s role as CEO of Telenor Myanmar.

“After leading our Thai mobile operator through a challenging transition including new spectrum and network rollout and a renewed focus on customer satisfaction and distribution excellence, Alexandra Reich has delivered solid results according to the back-to-growth strategy outlined in dtac’s Capital Markets Day in June 2019,” said Sigve Brekke, president and CEO of Telenor Group. “We are grateful to Reich for her willingness to step in and support dtac in the very important transformational phase, and we wish her all the best in her next leadership role. With Reich seeking new opportunities, we are pleased that Sharad Mehrotra will join dtac and bring valuable insights and knowledge to Thailand from Myanmar and India, where he has managed a strong commercial turnaround.”

Lastly Grameenphone’s deputy CEO and CMO, Yasir Azman has been promoted to CEO of the company as incumbent CEO Michael Foley relocates to Africa for family. All these changes are effective as of 1 February 2020.

 “I am also pleased Yasir Azman has accepted the challenge to lead our operations in Bangladesh,” continued Brekke. “While also serving as deputy CEO, he has run one of our best performing sales and distribution organisations in Telenor Group. Having risen through the ranks, it’s extra special to welcome Azman as the first home-grown CEO of Grameenphone. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Michael Foley for leading the company through an impressive digital transformation as well as his valuable contributions also in Pakistan and Bulgaria.”