Telia Company appoints CPO as Lundin departs

10 September 2021 | Melanie Mingas

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Maria Romberg Ewerth is to join Telia Company’s group executive management team as SVP, chief people officer.

Currently EVP and chief human resource officer at ASSA ABLOY Ewerth will succeed Cecilia Lundin as of the first quarter of next year. Lundin confirmed her departure in June and is due to leave this autumn.

Commenting on her appointment Ewerth said: “Telia has embarked on a very exciting transformation with a strong emphasis on purpose, people and culture, all of which I am truly passionate about. I am excited to support the change journey through an ambitious people agenda with talent and empowerment at its core.”

Allison Kirkby, president and CEO of Telia Company, added: “I am delighted to welcome Maria to Telia Company and the Group Executive Management team. Maria brings extensive experience in leading change and developing a high performing culture in a multinational context, which will be instrumental in our transformation journey to create a better Telia."

Prior to her current position with ASSA ABLOY, Ewerth was SVP and VP of human resources at the company and has also worked for JELD-WEN Sverige AB, VALEO Engine Cooling AB and Swedish Meats.