Telenor’s Furberg named interim CEO at Grameenphone - Mobile World Live

Telenor’s Furberg named interim CEO at Grameenphone

19 OCT 2016

Bangladesh’s largest mobile operator Grameenphone appointed Petter-Borre Furberg, who was CEO of Telenor Myanmar for three years, as interim CEO.

Furberg was Telenor Myanmar’s first CEO when it launched operations in 2014, before moving to become SVP of Telenor Digital Businesses in July.

petter-furbergFurberg, who takes the helm on 1 November, will also serve as member of Telenor Group’s executive management team.

He replaces Rajeev Sethi who has been CEO for two years.

Grameenphone, which is 56 per cent owned by Norway’s Telenor, said its board is looking to find a permanent replacement for Sethi.

Furberg joined Telenor in 1998 and has also served as CFO and CMO at its Thai unit, Dtac, and head of financial services at Telenor Group.

Grameenphone, with a 44 per cent market share, has 57.5 million mobile connections.

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