Telenor shuffles Asia management team, names new CEOs for Myanmar, Thailand

Telecommunication and power cables hang outside residential buildings in Yangon, Myanmar. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Norwegian telecommunications giant Telenor Group has announced several changes to its Asian business, with new CEOs in dtac, Telenor Myanmar and an appointee to its Developed Asia cluster, according to its announcement.

Digi Malaysia current CEO Albern Murty will join Telenor Group’s executive management team and will be responsible for the Developed Asia cluster. In his new role effective August 1, Murty will retain his position in Digi Malaysia and oversee Telenor’s operations in Thailand as well as Malaysia.

“I am pleased to have Albern rejoin the group executive management team to head up the Developed Asia cluster. Digi is a frontrunner in many ways in Telenor Group, home to many of the most digitally savvy customers and employees in the company.” said Telenor Group president and chief executive Sigve Brekke in a filing with Bursa Malaysia.

Alexandra Reich has been appointed as CEO at dtac,  Telenor’s subsidiary in Thailand. She is currently Telenor Hungary CEO and head of the group’s Central Eastern Europe cluster. She joined Telenor in November 2016.

Meanwhile, for Telenor Myanmar, Sharad Mehrotra has been named as the new CEO effective August 1. He joined Telenor in 2008 and is currently serving as its India CEO. He is succeeding Lars Erik Tellmann, who will take up a senior position in Telenor’s Emerging Asia cluster in its supporting management, partnerships and business development.

“Being able to utilise expertise and hands-on experience across markets is among the great advantages of having strong positions in both Scandinavia and Asia. We rely on managers and experts who dare to step out of their comfort zone and take on challenges where they can learn and develop,” added Brekke.

The group’s financial services and health sector operations in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar will change their reporting lines to the Emerging Asia cluster.

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