New Head of Corporate Communications at TeliaSonera

Ewa Lagerqvist has been appointed Head of Corporate Communications at TeliaSonera. She succeeds Michael Kongstad, who has been Head of Corporate Communications since 2001.

Ewa Lagerqvist, 48, is currently Head of Communications at SJ (Swedish Railways). She has a vast experience in the communication field, with previous positions such as a broadcast journalist and tabloid reporter. She has also held positions as marketing director of Grand Hotel Holdings and marketing director of Fritidsresegruppen, a travel agency company.

In her new position Ewa Lagerqvist will co-ordinate TeliaSonera’s strategic communication in all markets, which includes responsibility for all the TeliaSonera brands.

“I’m very pleased with the recruitment of Ewa Lagerqvist. She has a broad experience from journalism and communications as well as from marketing. I am convinced that our new organisation with a strong growth focus will benefit from her competence,” comments Anders Igel, President and CEO of TeliaSonera.

“Michael Kongstad and I have co-operated very well during nearly five years now. However, we have had partly different views on future priorities. Right now Michael and I are discussing several alternative positions within the Group, Anders Igel adds.

Anna Augustson, Deputy Head of Corporate Communications, has been appointed Acting Head of Corporate Communications until Ewa Lagerqvist will take up her position.