Cecilia Lundin steps down from Telia

Cecilia Lundin steps down from Telia

07 June 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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Cecilia Lundin, executive vice president, head of people experience & culture at Telia Company, has announced that she is to leave her role later this year.

Confirmed in a statement, Allison Kirkby, president & CEO of Telia Company, said that “after seven years leading Telia Company’s People function, including four years overseeing the company’s Brand and Sustainability functions, Cecilia and I have agreed that the time is now right for her to step down from her current position.”

During her tenure, Lundin is credited with spearheading the “development and modernization of Telia’s people, culture and values” and is described as “a great steward of the company during times of change.”

In a personal LinkedIn post, Lundin herself confirmed that she would be leaving her role in the Autumn. As for the reason for her departure she shared that, “Telia is on an exciting and huge transformation journey and leading the people agenda to enable the transformation of the company would require me to commit to another 3+ years.”

“I came to the conclusion that it is time for someone with fresh eyes taking over the baton for the next round of change and for me to find my next exciting change journey in another company.”

As such, Lundin will remain with the company for the majority of 2021 supporting the appointment of her successor

“I am personally grateful to Cecilia for her support during my onboarding into Telia, and for her valued contribution to our new purpose and strategy, which defines the next chapter for Telia,” said Kirby.

In related news, earlier this month it was confirmed that Telia Carrier is now an independent business, following Telia Company’s sale of its wholesale business to a Swedish pension fund.

Polhem Infra, an investor owned by three Swedish national pension funds, paid 9,450 million Swedish kronor (€935 million) for Telia Carrier.