New Group functions to increase focus on key areas

Starting immediately TeliaSonera will strengthen the organization with two new Group functions; Strategy & Business Development and CEO Office. The new functions will enhance key priorities TeliaSonera and bring attention and focus to strategy and innovation.

Strategy & Business Development will oversee the Group’s overall strategy, mergers and acquisitions and innovation. These areas are critical for both TeliaSonera’s existing core business as well as for its aspirations for growth in other related areas; therefore they need to be tightly integrated. There is a recruitment process ongoing for the position of Head of Strategy & Business Development.

The CEO Office will support the CEO in key areas which may vary over time. Initially it will focus on three areas; the program for TeliaSonera’s journey ahead, the review of the transactions in Eurasia and the managing of assets in associated companies, such as Turkcell and Megafon. The CEO Office will be headed by Christian Luiga, currently Head of Group Corporate Control.
Both function heads will report directly to Johan Dennelind and the Head of Strategy & Business Development will be part of Group Management.