Telia Sweden's Search for New CEO Begins as Barnekow Bids Farewell

Telia Sweden's Search for New CEO Begins as Barnekow Bids Farewell Image Credit: Telia

Hélène Barnekow, Executive Vice President and CEO of Telia Sweden, has resigned and will be leaving her position, said the Operator in a statement on Monday.

Johan Dennelind, President & CEO of Telia Company, will temporarily assume the role of CEO of Telia Sweden until a permanent solution is in place.

Hélène Barnekow joined Telia Company in April 2014 as Head of Group Commercial, leaving an international career with among others Sony Ericsson and EMC. In June 2015, she was appointed EVP and CEO of Telia Sweden.

Johan Dennelind, President and CEO, Telia Company
Hélène Barnekow has initiated an extensive change agenda in our Swedish operations and accelerated the digital transformation of Telia Sweden. Her strong customer focus has contributed positively to our journey to become a new generation telco.

Helene Barnekow, Outgoing CEO, Telia Sweden 
My tenure at Telia has been characterized by the immense ongoing changes of the telecom market. Despite a tough market situation, we have grown our consumer business and stabilized our enterprise business, while also implementing a large transformation program to secure Telia Sweden for the future. 

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