The FINANCIAL — Following the recent announcement that TeliaSonera is changing strategic focus to develop operations in Region Europe and Sweden, Sören Abildgaard has been appointed acting Head of the new combined Group Commercial and Group Technology unit.
As acting head of the combined unit, Sören Abildgaard, currently CEO Telia Denmark, will be part of the TeliaSonera Group Executive Management team. Sören Abildgaard will also assume the position as Chief Commercial Officer and represent Group Commercial and Group Technology in Group Executive Management as of 8 October. The new combined unit will be operational as of 1 January 2016.
Morten Bentzen, Head of Enterprise Telia Denmark, will assume the position as CEO Telia Denmark as of 8 October, according to TeliaSonera.
Erik Hallberg, previous EVP and Head of Region Eurasia, has been appointed to head the new unit Global Businesses that will become part of the combined Group Commercial-Group Technology unit. During the set-up phase, Erik Hallberg will be reporting to Johan Dennelind, President and CEO, TeliaSonera.
“The combined Group Commercial and Group Technology unit is critical for us to succeed with commercial excellence, technology leadership and our transformation program. We have a strong team and I am really happy to see talented colleagues stepping up”, says Johan Dennelind, President and CEO, TeliaSonera.
“Sören brings great operational experience and I am convinced that he will do a great job as acting Head of the combined unit and as Chief Commercial Officer. Erik’s background and experience is ideal for taking our global business further as it’s an important part of our ambition to change the industry. And I wish Morten all the best leading our Danish operations going forward”, Johan Dennelind says.
The search for the Head of the combined Group Commercial-Group Technology unit is on-going.