Telenor Myanmar has appointed Mr. Hans Martin Hoegh Henrichsen as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer (CCAO). Hans Martin will start in his new role on 1 May 2018, and he succeeds Gunnar Bertelsen who has been with Telenor Myanmar since the company entered Myanmar in 2013.
“I am pleased to welcome Hans Martin as part of my management team. Myanmar has witnessed a successful and unprecedented growth in mobile services. To ensure that the pace of positive change continues, Telenor needs to work with external stakeholders to secure an ambitious industry roadmap, solid enforcement of regulations and long term and investment friendly frameworks. I am confident that Hans Martin has the right capacity to drive an agenda that ensures that Telenor and the telecom industry continues to have a positive impact on society in Myanmar,” says Lars Erik Tellmann, Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Myanmar.
Myanmar is well known to Hans Martin. In his role as Vice President of Telenor Group’s Portfolio Development team he was one of Telenor’s first persons to explore mobile opportunities in Myanmar and thereafter central in Telenor’s successful bid for a license. From 2013 to 2014 he was also Senior Vice President for Business Sustainability in Telenor Myanmar, responsible for building up the sustainability function of the company in the start-up phase.
“I look forward to returning to Myanmar and working closely with a team of excellent colleagues in support of Telenor’s mission to provide affordable mobile services to all. Telenor aims to continue its constructive dialogue with external stakeholders to ensure that the positive effect of telecommunications industry continues and that the company is recognized as a leader in sustainable and responsible business practices,” says Hans Martin Hoegh Henrichsen.
Hans Martin joined Telenor in 2000 and has vast experience from different international positions in Telenor Group. He is currently Chief Representative Officer for Telenor in Bangladesh and a member of the Board of Directors of Grameenphone, the largest mobile operator in Bangladesh. Before joining Telenor, Hans Martin held the positions as senior advisor for the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and Investment Officer for the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
From 1 June, Gunnar Bertelsen will return to Telenor Group’s regional office in Asia where he will take on a new responsibilities within Telenor Group in the region.
“I want to thank Gunnar Bertelsen for his commitment and dedication to Telenor Myanmar. Gunnar has played a valuable role in shaping the Corporate Affairs function of the company, driving standards for our business and the industry, and been instrumental in ensuring a constructive and responsible telecommunications sector,” Tellmann adds.
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