Tele2 names leadership team
September 28, 2018
Tele2 has announced the complete leadership team in the merged company of Tele2 and Com Hem.
In January 2018, Tele2 and Com Hem announced the intention to merge the two companies. Following that announcement, integration planning has been ongoing and today all the leadership team positions of the future company are announced, complementing the positions that were announced on August 29th. The forming of a new leadership team and the appointments are conditional upon the closing of the merger.
The announced positions are:
- Tom Craig, Executive Vice President, Sweden Business
- Guillaume van Gaver, Executive Vice President, International Markets
- Jon James, Executive Vice President, CEO Tele2 Netherlands
- Fredrik Stenberg, Executive Vice President, Transformation & Operational Excellence
- Joel Westin, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development
- Viktor Wallström, Executive Vice President, Communications
- Thomas Björklund, Executive Vice President, Technology Mobile
- Thomas Helbo, Executive Vice President, Technology Fixed
- Joss Delissen, Executive Vice President, IT
The following positions were already announced in August:
- Mikael Larsson, Executive Vice President, Group CFO
- Samuel Skott, Executive Vice President, Sweden Consumer
- Karin Svensson, Executive Vice President, People and Change
- Stefan Backman, Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel
All of the above mentioned positions will report directly to Anders Nilsson, incoming CEO of the Tele2 Group, and will together form the new Leadership Team of the Tele2 Group. The appointments will become effective at closure of the merger.
Nilsson, incoming President and CEO of Tele2, commented: “I feel proud and happy to announce the full new Leadership Team that will lead this company on the next phase of its exciting journey. These team members gather crucial competences from the two merging companies, and the right capabilities to deliver on the opportunities that Tele2 will now go after. Together, we will create a leading integrated connectivity provider, generating value for our customers, our shareholders and our employees. I am aware that the gender split in the new leadership team is not balanced. The telecom industry has a challenge in terms of gender distribution, and therefore diversity and inclusion will be one of the company’s important focus areas going forward.”
The closing of the merger is conditional upon approval by the European Commission. Until closing, Tele2 and Com Hem will continue with business as usual and to act as two independent and separately listed companies with their current leadership teams and Board of Directors, respectively.