By Dominic Chopping
STOCKHOLM--Nordic telecommunications operator Telia Company AB (TELIA.SK) late Thursday announced the appointment of Allison Kirkby as its chief executive from the second quarter of 2020.
Ms. Kirkby joins from Danish telecom company TDC where she has been CEO for nearly a year. Before that she was CEO of Telia's Swedish rival Tele2 AB (TEL2-B.SK ) between 2015 and 2018.
Telia's long-time CEO Johan Dennelind announced his surprise resignation in August, a move that led to Chief Financial Officer Christian Luiga stepping in as acting CEO.
"Allison possesses all the qualities that has been on our list of requirements during the recruitment process," said Telia Chairwoman Marie Ehrling.
"She has a solid industry experience from both telecom and media, a strong drive to implement change, a visionary approach and a strong focus on growth."
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