Rolf Barmen appointed as President of Chess in Norway

Rolf Barmen has been appointed as President of Chess Communications AS. Chess is a fully-owned subsidiary of TeliaSonera and the third largest provider of mobility services in Norway.

Rolf Barmen has more than 10 years of experience in the telecoms sector. Before joining Chess, he was President of TeleRing where he accomplished excellent results and turned TeleRing into one of Noways's leading retail chains. Prior to that, Rolf Barmen held the position as regional director at Telenor Telehuset, Marketing Director at Powerdesk Connect Card, and Operations Manager at IKEA Bergen, responsible for finance, HR, logistics and IT.

“I am very happy that Rolf has decided to accept this challenge. His proven experience from the retail sector and telecommunications, coupled with his knowledge of the Norweigan consumer market, makes him the ideal candidate to take Chess forward”, said Kenneth Karlberg, President Business Area Mobility Services, TeliaSonera.

Rolf Barmen hold a Master of Science in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He is 43 years old, married and has three children.

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TeliaSonera´s Press Office, +46-(0)8-713 58 30


For further information journalists can contact:

The TeliaSonera Press Office, +46-(0)8-713 58 30

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