New Group Management appointed by Telia

Telia has appointed a new Group Management team.
The new Group Management consists of the following people:
Marianne Nivert, President and Chief Executive Officer;
Bo Jacobsson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer;
Jan Rudberg, Executive Vice President with special responsibility for new business;
Lars Härenstam, Executive Vice President with special responsibility for corporate development and human resources;
Anders Gylder, Senior Vice President and head of Telia Sweden;
Jan Johansson, Senior Vice President and head of the Telia Networks business area;
Kenneth Karlberg, Senior Executive Vice President of Telia AB and head of the Telia Mobile Business area;
Michael Kongstad, Senior Vice President and head of Corporate Communications;
Eva Lindqvist, Senior Vice President and head of the Telia Equity business area;
Emanuela Pedrocco, Marketing Director, Skill Market;
Lars Rydin, Senior Vice President and head of the Telia International Carrier business area;
Indra Åsander, Senior Vice President and head of the Telia Internet Services business area.
"In connection with the appointment of Telia's new Group Management, "Acting" has been removed before President and CEO in Marianne Nivert's title. We are doing this so to show that there is no doubt that Marianne Nivert has the complete decision-making power that a CEO should have, and which she has already demonstrated to have. This is a formal confirmation of the status of things, which does not change the statement made by Marianne Nivert earlier that she plans to retire from Telia at the age of 62 in September 2002," commented Telia Chairman Lars-Eric Petersson.
Marianne Nivert made the following statement about Telia's new Group Management:
"The new Group Management is a well composed leadership team with broad experience and competence. Telia can now continue the streamlining programme that we have already launched. With the new management in place, Telia is preparing for the future."
Telia has also decided to establish an Executive Committee that will deal with matters concerning the Group's strategic development, business development and Group-wide measures in accordance with the board's guidelines and instructions. The members of the Executive Committee are Marianne Nivert, President and CEO, Bo Jacobsson, CFO, Lars Härenstam with special responsibility for corporate development and human resources, and Jan Rudberg with special responsibility for new business development.
Telia's Press Office, phone +46 8 713 58 30
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