Directors of TeliaSonera’s Equality Access Board appointed
In a move to further increase market confidence and trust, TeliaSonera has set up a committee to promote impartial business practices, the Equality Access Board (EAB). EAB will objectively and impartially follow and monitor how successfully TeliaSonera lives up to its decision to deal with all wholesale customers in an equal manner. TeliaSonera President and CEO Lars Nyberg has appointed EAB’s two external directors: Professor Ulf Körner of Lund University’s Faculty of Engineering and former Vice President of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Per-Arne Sandström.
Ulf Körner (year of birth: 1946) is a Doctor of Engineering and professor at the Department of Electrical and Information Technology at Lund University’s Faculty of Engineering. Ulf Körner is a member of the board of Cybercom Group Europe AB and Cale Access AB. He has previously served on the boards of other Swedish telecom and IT industry companies, such as Consafe IT AB and Doro AB, as well as the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) board for many years.
Per-Arne Sandström (year of birth: 1947) has held a number of leading positions within Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson since the 1970s, most recently as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer responsible for the restructuring of the Ericsson group from 2001 to 2004. Per-Arne Sandström is Chairman of the Board for the Norwegian company Infocare A/S and a member of the board at SAAB AB, Note AB, Human Care AB, Cellmax AB, KTH Executive School and One Phone Holding AB. He has previously been a member of the board of the Danish telecom operator TDC A/S.
EAB’s chairman and third director is the previously appointed Mikael Svensson, head of TeliaSonera’s internal auditing.
”I’m very pleased to have been able to recruit two such experienced and competent people with such a high level of integrity to the EAB,” says Lars Nyberg, TeliaSonera’s President and CEO. ”Together with Mikael Svensson, they will make a strong team. I firmly believe that their work will contribute to an increased level of confidence on the part of the market that TeliaSonera’s wholesale operations in Sweden are handled in a professional and proper way.”
TeliaSonera created the separate limited liability company, TeliaSonera Skanova Access AB, on 1 January with the purpose of achieving increased efficiency and increasing the market’s confidence and trust in TeliaSonera as a supplier of wholesale products.
Reports from EAB will be delivered to the president every four months with the first coming in June 2008.
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