Morten Sorby to head Telenor Group in Asia

Reuters  19.05.2015


Telenor Group today announced that Mr. Morten Sorby has been appointed Head of Region Asia in Telenor Group, effective 1 June 2015.

Telenor Group today announced that Mr. Morten Saerby has been appointed Head of Region Asia in Telenor Group, effective 1 June 2015. Mr. Sigve Brekke was recently announced as the upcoming President and CEO of Telenor Group and will now start his preparation period ahead of the starting date of 17 August 2015. Saerby will assume all the responsibilities in overseeing and running Telenor Group’s operations in Asia — and joins Telenor’s Group Executive Management team. Morten Saerby, a Norwegian national, brings significant operational and strategic mobile tele-communications experience to the role as Head of Region Asia. He joined Telenor in 1993 and has previously been a member of the Telenor’s Group Executive Management team for a number of years. He has served as the Executive Vice President in charge of corporate strat-egy and regulatory affairs in Telenor Group. Saerby was also the Executive Vice President and head of the Norwegian and Nordic mobile and fixed network operations of Telenor. In 2014, Saerby was CEO of Uninor, Telenor’s wholly owned operations in India. During this period, the company continued to strengthen, both in terms of revenue and customer market share. Saerby holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Karlstad. He has also completed additional education from IMD in Switzerland and is a state-authorized public accountant in Norway. «Morten brings his vast experience from the global mobile industry to the role as head of our operations in Asia. Morten will continue our growth story in this dynamic region and I am con-fident that he will put his deep industry insight into action together with our operations in Asia,» says Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO, Telenor Group.


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