TDC CEO Pernille Erenbjerg is to leave the Danish telco in the wake of the company’s takeover by Macquarie.
Mike Parton has been appointed as chairman; he already holds the same position at Tele2 and Arqiva. He guided Tele2 through its merger with Com Hem, though will step down from that role later this month.
The company says the long-term plan is to appoint a chairman “with a strong Danish presence”. Parton will then become vice chairman with a brief to take TDC through a strategic transformation.
“It is a privilege to lead TDC into the next phase of its growth and mobilise its leading role in developing Denmark’s future digital infrastructure. I’d like to extend my personal gratitude to Pernille Erenbjerg for her stewardship of the Company and I look forward to working in close collaboration with Pernille and the existing management team on our plans for continued investment and focus on retail and content development, as well as the roll-out of fibre across Denmark,” said Parton.
Erenbjerg to step down as CEO following transition period. She will leave at the end of 2018 after three years in the role that has seen TDC move from digit EBITDA decline to organic growth.
Five new members have also been elected to the board.