Berit Svendsen is to vacate both of her positions at Telenor

Sep 5, 2018

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  • She was EVP of Telenor Group and CEO of Telenor Norway
  • Was unhappy about the role offered her by the Telenor board
  • Above is a TelecomTV interview with Berit, published in June 2018

Berit Svendsen is to step down from her current role as EVP of Telenor Group and CEO of Telenor Norway. The Board of Directors of Telenor Norway has appointed Petter Furberg as the new CEO. Kaaren Hilsen the new CEO in Telenor Sweden and Morten Karlsen Sørby is to be acting head of the Telenor Group.

It’s understood that here departure was prompted by  unhappiness with role changes suggested for her by the board. She has been with Telenor for 30 years and CEO of Telenor Norway for seven years.

According to Gunn Wærsted, Chair of the Board of Telenor Group, the Board wanted Telenor to develop a wider range of leaders and because Berit had delivered great results for seven years they wanted her to retain a key role in Telenor's future. “It's a shame and very sad that Berit has decided to decline the offers of new roles presented to her. The Group CEO has really tried to accommodate her wishes," he said.


Original intro to the Video interview below



Berit Svendsen, EVP, Telenor & CEO, Telenor Norway: How to turn national challenges into 5G opportunities

You think you have deployment challenges? Spare a thought for Telenor. Norway has a rugged coastline punctuated by a mountainous terrain, a scattered population and highly challenging weather conditions. But, as Berit Svendsen, EVP of Telenor Group and & CEO of Telenor Norway tells Guy Daniels, that also presents extra opportunities. Norwegians absolutely need excellent telecommunications whether they’re running a fish farm, climbing a mountain or holidaying in a cabin on the coast. She outlines her 5G strategy and reveals that autonomous snow ploughs, thanks to 5G, are probably also on the horizon.

Filmed at 5G World 2018, London, UK

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