Telia Company’s nomination committee proposes Lars-Johan Jarnheimer to be appointed Chair of the Board

The Swedish state has as the largest shareholder in Telia Company requested the Board of Telia Company to call for an extra general meeting to appoint a new Chair of the Board. Telia’s nomination committee has agreed to nominate Lars-Johan Jarnheimer as Chair of the Board of Telia Company.

Daniel Kristiansson, Chair of Telia Company’s nomination committee, says: “We’re very happy to be able to nominate Lars-Johan Jarnheimer as Chair of the Board of Telia Company. Lars-Johan is strongly business minded and has extensive experience within telecommunications. He has operative experience from being CEO of Tele2 (1999-2008) and has been member of the boards of Egmont, Milllicom and MTG. He also has experience from the consumer businesses within different sectors after having served as Chair of the Boad of Ingka Holding (IKEA) and as board member of SAS.


“Marie Ehrling who has served as Chair of the Board since 2013 has contributed immensly to Telia, especially regarding the challenges connected to the company’s Eurasian business and creating a stonger Nordic/Baltic basis. The corporate culture and brand has fundamentally changed and been strengthened during this time. I would like to thank Marie sincerely for the excellent work she has done during these years,” says Daniel Kristiansson.


Lars-Johan Jarnheimer


Born in 1960
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics from Lund and Växjö University.
Worklife experience: employed by H&M, deputy CEO Comviq, CEO Tele2 1999-2008.
Currently serves on the Boards of: Chair of the Boards of Ingka Holding B.V (IKEA), Egmont International Holding AS and Arvid Nordqvist HAB, member of the board of Point Properties AB and Elite Hotels.
Has previously served on the Boards of: Chair of the Boards of Qliro Group, BRIS and Eniro AB. Member of the Boards of MTG Modern Times Group AB, Millicom International Cellular S.A, Invik and Apoteket AB.


For more information:
Daniel Kristiansson, Chair of Telia Company’s nomination committee, +46 8 405 38 62,


This information is information that Telia Company AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 14:01 CET on October 20, 2019.


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