He has been with the company for a total of 15 years and responsible for, amongst other things, business and partner sales.
Commenting on his departure, he said: “It’s one of the hardest decisions of my career. I love my talented and dedicated colleagues in Telia incredibly much. And the technological development and relentless competition in the telecommunications industry has a particular dynamic that I will miss. However, the time is right to try out new challenges. I will use the time to come to consider carefully what the next step in my career should be. Telia Denmark has a strong management team, so I am perfectly confident passing the baton on”.
Emil Nilsson, who is responsible for Telia’s activities in Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Eurasia, added: “I fully understand Morten’s decision, but I am personally sorry that our paths have to be separated. Morten is a fantastic colleague who has made a valuable contribution to Telia Denmark’s development over the last several years. I will miss his winning mentality, professionalism and indomitable prowess – and wish him all the best in the future. At the same time, I am pleased that Thomas Kjærsgaard, who has delivered great results for Telia’s commercial business, has agreed to step in as interim CEO of Telia in Denmark”.
Kjærsgaard as been director of Telia’s business operations in Denmark since the summer of 2018. As a member of the executive board, he has helped define the direction for Telia in Denmark with a focus on digitalisation, IoT solutions and new business and partnership models.
Prior to joining Telia, Kjærsgaard was a sales director at Microsoft and at the forefront of digitisation projects for some of the largest companies in Europe for more than 10 years.
Work to find Telia Denmark’s new CEO has begun. Bentzen will continue in the role until the end of August, after which Kjærsgaard will take over.