Hélène Barnekow appointed Chief Commercial Officer

Hélène Barnekow has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer to lead the Group Commercial function in TeliaSonera’s new organization to be launched April 1. Hélène Barnekow will be responsible to maximize commercial capabilities and be part of TeliaSonera Group Management.

“I am very pleased to welcome Hélène Barnekow to TeliaSonera. She is passionate about IT and telecoms and brings extensive experience from several leading positions in large international organizations with strong brands, customer focus and innovation capabilities,” says Johan Dennelind, TeliaSonera’s President and CEO.


Hélène Barnekow will establishi the Group Commercial function with responsibility for TeliaSonera’s global products, businesses and devices as well as brand architecture and customer experience. She will also be a board member of TeliaSonera International Carrier which will be placed within the Group Commercial function.


The Group Commercial function will also support all markets with commercial excellence and sharing of best practice in bringing the best of TeliaSonera to all our customers.


“We touch millions of customers every day. Hélène and her team will have key role in ensuring common and consistent execution and brand experience for all our customers – in all our markets,” says Johan Dennelind.


Hélène Barnekow, 49, has several years of experience from the mobile and IT business, most recently as head of Worldwide Field & Partner Marketing at EMC in Boston. Hélène Barnekow will be part of TeliaSonera Group Management, reporting to Johan Dennelind. She will start her new position April 1.


TeliaSonera AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instrument Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 10.45 a.m. CET on February 14, 2014.


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TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also the leading European wholesale provider with a wholly-owned international carrier network. In 2013, net sales amounted to SEK 101.7 billion, EBITDA to SEK 35.6 billion and earnings per share to SEK 3.46. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.teliasonera.com.