TeliaSonera and VimpelCom have unveiled senior management changes as they continue to turn around their companies.
TeliaSonera unveiled Anders Olsson as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer and Head of Global Services and Operations.
Olsson joins from Tele2, where he was Executive Vice President, Strategic Projects, but may not start his new role until July.
The appointment comes as TeliaSonera undergoes a series of organisational changes following alleged corruption in its Eurasian operations and the collapse of a proposed merger in Denmark.
The operator announced in September that it was exiting its businesses in Eurasia. It sold the first one, Ncell, last month.
Olsson will be in charge of the new Global Services and Operations division, which started work last week and combines the operator’s global tech and commercial teams.
TeliaSonera President and CEO Johan Dennelind said: “[Anders] has a long career in a successful company and his leadership and experience will be very valuable in the next phase of shaping of TeliaSonera.”
Tele2 said there would be no replacement for the position of EVP Strategic Projects.
Meanwhile, VimpelCom has appointed Jon Eddy as its Head of Emerging Markets.
Eddy joins after a stint at the Telenor-owned Thai operator dtac where he was CEO until September 2014.
The appointment comes three months Telenor disposed of its 33 percent stake in VimpelCom for alleged corruption in Uzbekistan.
In his new role, Eddy will be responsible for VimpelCom’s opcos in Algeria, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Jean-Yves Charlier, VimpelCom CEO, said: “As we transform VimpelCom into a digital and customer-centric leader, Jon will play a pivotal role in driving the transformation and growth of our businesses in Algeria, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
“Jon has a deep knowledge of emerging markets and will build on his experience in growing telecommunications businesses, especially in new strategic segments such as data and financial services. We are pleased to welcome Jon to the team.”