Anders Jensen named CEO of Grameenphone
(Dhaka/Fornebu/Stockholm, 11.09.2007) Grameenphone, the leading mobile operator in Bangladesh, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Anders Jensen as the company's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will succeed Mr. Erik Aas, who is leaving the company, from October 1st, 2007.
Anders Jensen has since 2005 served as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Consumer Market in Telenor Sweden. He has eight years of experience from the Internet and telecommunications industry with Europolitan, Vodafone and Telenor, in addition to several years of experience working with fast moving consumer goods.
"We are delighted to appoint Anders Jensen as Grameenphone's new Chief Executive Officer. The Board has been searching for the right person to cater for the interests of the company and its customers as well as the shareholders. Mr. Jensen's track record as a manager and his international experience as well as his personal characteristics makes him an excellent choice for bringing this successful company even further", said Arve Johansen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grameenphone.
"Being appointed to this position is an honour for me, and I am excited to serve a company that plays a key role in the development of the telecommunications sector of Bangladesh. I am impressed by the achievements made by the company so far, and I am looking forward to get to know the employees of Grameenphone and the people of Bangladesh", said Anders Jensen, the newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer of Grameenphone.
A Swedish national, Anders Jensen is 38 years old, married and has four children.
Grameenphone Ltd. is the largest telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh with more than 14 million mobile phone subscribers as of August 2007. A joint venture between Telenor (62%) of Norway and Grameen Telecom (38%) of Bangladesh, Grameenphone's nationwide network covers 98 percent of the population.
For further information, please contact:
Syed Yamin Bakht, Head of Information, Grameenphone, mobile: +880 1711 500 577, firstname.lastname@example.org Esben Tuman, Communications Director, Telenor Asia, mobile: +66 859 184 111, email@example.com