Hélène Barnekow will leave Telia Sweden

Hélène Barnekow, Executive Vice President and CEO of Telia Sweden, has resigned and will be leaving her position. Johan Dennelind, President & CEO of Telia Company, will temporarily assume the role of CEO of Telia Sweden until a permanent solution is in place.

Hélène Barnekow joined Telia Company in April 2014 as Head of Group Commercial, leaving an international career with among others Sony Ericsson and EMC. In June 2015, she was appointed EVP and CEO of Telia Sweden. 

“Hélène Barnekow has initiated an extensive change agenda in our Swedish operations and accelerated the digital transformation of Telia Sweden. Her strong customer focus has contributed positively to our journey to become a new generation telco. Hélène´s drive and enthusiasm has been a positive force of change in Telia. I wish her all the best in the future,” says Johan Dennelind.

“My tenure at Telia has been characterized by the immense ongoing changes of the telecom market. Despite a tough market situation, we have grown our consumer business and stabilized our enterprise business, while also implementing a large transformation program to secure Telia Sweden for the future. I am proud of the journey and of all the colleagues that I have had the privilege to work with during these years. I am a strong believer in Telia and I will continue to follow company with great interest going forward,” says Hélène Barnekow.  
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