Marie Ehrling to head Telia's Swedish operations

On 1 January 2003 Marie Ehrling will take up the position of Head of Telia's Swedish operations. Marie Ehrling will report directly to Telia's President and CEO Anders Igel.
Marie Ehrling is 47 years old with a B.Sc in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. Marie Ehrling joins Telia from her most recent employer, SAS, where she has held a variety of positions over the last 20 years. In her latest role Marie Ehrling was Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer responsible for SAS Airline, with 22,000 employees and revenues in excess of SEK 40 billion. Within SAS, Marie Ehrling has also had the responsibility for the Ground and Station Services Divisions, international traffic routes and the establishment of Star Alliance.
"With her extensive experience from both operational leadership and change management within a service company, Marie Ehrling has the right qualifications to head Telia's Swedish operations", says Telia's President and CEO Anders Igel. "Her experiences from the international scene, extensive Nordic co-operation plus the Star Alliance activities will be of great benefit to Telia".
After the planned merger between Telia and Sonera, Marie Ehrling will have overall responsibility for TeliaSonera Sweden. From 1 January 2003, this new unit, which is presently being established, will combine all of Telia's Swedish activities, to include fixed, mobile and internet services. In addition, both the fixed and mobile networks will be an integrated part of the Swedish Profit Centre. 2001 revenues for the equivalent Swedish operations were SEK 46 billion with 13,000 employees.
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