Press Release

Telenor Myanmar appoints Selina Lomholdt as new Chief People Officer

12 December, 2017 - Yangon

Telenor has appointed Mrs. Selina Lomholdt (49) as new Chief People Officer of the company. Selina comes from the role as Chief Human Resources Officer of Telenor Denmark, and will start in her new role in Myanmar on 15 January 2018.

“It is Telenor’s ambition to be Myanmar’s best place to work because we believe that skilled and motivatedemployees with passion for business allows us to serve our customers better.I am pleased that Selina Lomholdt shares this ambition, andI am confident that her solid experience will benefit Telenor in developinga strong company culture that nurtures talents, encourages performance and empowers employees”, says Lars Erik Tellmann, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telenor Myanmar.

Selina Lomholdt is a seasoned executive with 20 years’ experiencefrom HR and People Development. She comes from the role of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in Telenor Denmark. She has been central in transforming the operation to meet new market opportunities, and in building acompany culture focused on care, development, and collaboration. Before joining Telenor, she has held several management positions, including international roles in Dell and Radisson SAS Hotels.

“Ingreat companies, employees are valued and recognized as an important part to success. Telenor Myanmar aim tocreate a work environment were employees can excel throughout their career and constantly be energized by new exciting challenges. I am impressed with Telenor Myanmar’s achievements, and I am excited to start working with a team of passionate colleagues to further strengthen the company’s leading position in Myanmar,” says Selina Lomholdt, newly appointed Chief People Officer.

Telenor Myanmar has 734direct employees, and offices in Yangon and Mandalay. The company has championed innovative employee benefits like 6 months paid maternity leave, flexible working hours, free ferry service, annual medical check-up, health and life insurance and financial contributions for weddings and funerals. Telenor has since entering Myanmar had a strong focus on ensuring safe working environment, raising HSSE standards and reducing child labor.

“I would like to thank Ronny Naevdal for having taken the challenge of being acting CPO in addition to CSO over last 4 months,” says Lars Erik Tellmann. Ronny will go back to dedicate his time to be Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) when Selina begins in January.

Facts about Telenor Myanmar Workforce:

  • 734 direct employees and more than 110,000 indirect employees.
  • Comes from 16 different nationalities.
  • 93% of workforce are local.
  • Solid gender diversity with 40% women.
  • Young workforce with 90%of employees below 40 years old.



Alex Nyi Nyi Aung (Mr.)
Corporate Communications, Telenor Myanmar Ltd

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