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Kirkby to lead Telia from May

March 4, 2020

Allison Kirkby will  assume the position of President and CEO of Telia Company, Swedish-Finnish multinational telco, in May.

Telia Company’s Board of Directors appointed Kirkby as the next President and CEO of Telia Company on October 24th 2019, with the expectancy that she would start the role in Q2 2020.

“I remain super excited about joining Telia. Getting to know the Telia team will be my first priority, so that we can, together, shape and create a Telia Company that employees, customers and shareholders are proud of,” said Kirkby.

“Allison Kirkby’s solid experience from our industry, her proven leadership skills and ability to create shareholder return, will be invaluable for Telia Company, and the Board looks forward to working together with her. I also would like to express my profound gratitude towards Christian Luiga who successfully has led Telia Company since last autumn,” says Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, Chair of the Board, Telia Company.

Christian Luiga will remain as acting President and CEO until May 4th and then return to his role as Executive Vice President and CFO at Telia Company.

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