Ahti Martikainen appointed as Vice President of Communications at TeliaSonera Finland

Ahti Martikainen (46 years), M.A., has been appointed as Vice President of Communications and member of the Management Team at TeliaSonera Finland as from August 1, 2006. He joins the company from Alma Media, where he has served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and IR. Martikainen has been responsible for the communications of Alma Media and its predecessor Aamulehti-yhtymä since 1995. Before that he served, for example, as Communications Manager at Kansallis-Osake-Pankki. He will report on his areas of responsibility to Juho Lipsanen, President of TeliaSonera Finland.

- TeliaSonera has world-class products, processes and innovativeness. Challenges are posed, for example, by management and the marketing of services. I am extremely glad that Ahti Martikainen joins the company to build a winning team with us and to tell our customers, personnel and other stakeholders the TeliaSonera story. Communications is an essential part of management. In my experience, he is exactly the right person for this challenging position, says Juho Lipsanen.

- Transferring from the media world to telecommunications after eleven years feels like an interesting challenge, says Ahti Martikainen. - What is essential in both of these sectors is interesting contents and simplicity and reliability of services. I believe in TeliaSonera Finland’s bright future and particularly in its competitive edge, provided by its technical innovations and Nordic and Baltic cooperation. I will do my utmost to allow our personnel to be proud of TeliaSonera Finland’s progress and our key role in making the information society a part of our customers’ everyday lives.

For more information, please contact:
Juho Lipsanen, President, TeliaSonera Finland Oyj, tel. +358 (0)2040 20100