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Hilde Tonne appointed Deputy Head of Asia Region


Fornebu - Telenor Group today announced that Ms. Hilde Tonne (44) is appointed Deputy Head of Asia Region. The appointment will strengthen management and operational attention towards Telenorís Asian subsidiaries.

- I look forward to being part of our regional team in Asia. This fast growing region represents a substantial part of the future of the company, and Telenor is positioned as a major player in the industry. That is something I want to contribute to, said Hilde Tonne, Executive Vice President (EVP), Head of Communications and CR at Telenor Group. - My move to Asia is also motivated by a wish to come closer to the operational business and to combine my group experience with local focus in the marketplace, said Hilde Tonne.

- The Deputy Head of Asia Region is a new position that we established in order to strengthen top management and operational attention towards the groupís Asian subsidiaries, said Sigve Brekke, EVP and Head of the Asia Region. - Tonne will lead and professionalise performance management, governance, operational efficiency measures and industrial development across business units in the region, said Mr. Brekke

- We are very pleased that Hilde Tonne will take on the new position in Asia. She has contributed significantly in her current role in the Group Executive Management and I am confident that Telenor in Asia will benefit from her long leadership experience and strong operational focus, said Telenor President and CEO, Mr. Jon Fredrik Baksaas. - Tonne has also been a key leader in the reinforcement of Telenor corporate responsibility work, especially in the follow up on our health security and environment work. That is a valuable experience that I am glad she brings with her to the region, said Mr. Baksaas.

The position in located at the Telenor Group head office Asia in Bangkok and it will report to Sigve Brekke, EVP and Head of Asia Region. Hilde Tonne will take up her new position on August the 1st.

Hilde Tonne joined Telenor for her current position in 2007. She came from Norsk Hydro, where she in her last position was the Head of Technology & Reserarch in Hydro Oil & Energy. Ms. Tonne serves on the Board of Directors in Det Norske Veritas AS and Statkraft AS. She has a Master of Science from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim, Norway and RWTH Aachen in Germany.


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