He is currently the CEO of Alltron AG, Swiss IT group Competec’s B2B business, and will bring experience in digital transformation and ICT.
Meanwhile, Rachel Samrén has been appointed SVP, chief external affairs, governance & trust officer. She is currently EVP, chief external affairs officer and member of the group executive team of Millicom. She joins the company with experience in external affairs and risk management. Prior to Millicom she served as director, head of business intelligence, at The Risk Advisory Group.
Dan Strömberg will step up and take over as SVP, head of LED (Lithuania, Estonia and Denmark), while continuing also in his present role as CEO for Telia Lithuania. He has held various senior manager positions in Telia Company since the late 1990s.
Messerer and Samrén will join Telia Company during Q4 and Strömberg will start in his new role on August 1.
As a result of these changes, Ingrid Stenmark SVP, head of CEO Office, Åsa Jamal SVP, head of group communications and Emil Nilsson SVP, head of LED, will leave the company. Peter Borsos, SVP, head of Telia Global, will continue in his present role and will also oversee group communications until the new organisation is implemented and Messerer and Samrén have started in their respective roles. Borsos will step down and leave the company during Q4.
Commenting on the changes, Allison Kirkby, president and CEO of Telia Company, said: “As we prepare to renew Telia’s purpose and strategy, I am delighted that Markus, Rachel and Dan will join our group executive management team. Each of them are experienced and outstanding leaders, who will be excellent role models of the Telia values, and bring a broad range of sector knowledge and hands-on operational experiences from our industry, and beyond. I have every confidence that these changes will help us accelerate our transformation journey and establish a new era of success for Telia.
“I also want to give my huge and heartfelt thanks to Ingrid Stenmark, Peter Borsos, Emil Nilsson and Åsa Jamal who all have been valuable members of Telia Company’s group executive management for many years and have contributed significantly to the company”.