Telenor Group has appointed Sharad Mehrotra as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telenor Myanmar, effective from August 1. He replaces Lars Erik Tellmann who will take up a new role in Telenor Group as Head of Portfolio Management and Business Development within the Emerging Asia Cluster.
Sharad Mehrotra most recently served as CEO of Telenor India. He joined Telenor in 2008 and has served in several leadership positions, including as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Telenor Myanmar from 2013-2015.
“I would like to welcome Sharad back to Telenor Myanmar. From his earlier stint as CMO and part of the company’s first management team, Sharad knows the market and culture very well. Adding to that his recent experience from leading Telenor India, I am confident that he will be able to contribute significantly at a time when the competition in the market is rapidly increasing,” says Petter-B. Furberg, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Head of Emerging Asia and Chairman of Telenor Myanmar Board of Directors. “I am honored to get this opportunity and excited to rejoin Telenor’s strong team in Myanmar. Telenor has successfully established itself as one of Myanmar’s most popular brands by providing high quality services that are affordable, available and easy to use. I am pleased to have played a part in such establishment during the company’s entry period, and in my new capacity I look forward to leading the company in its continued mission to drive growth, innovation and service development to ensure that all Myanmar people gets the full benefit of being connected,” says Sharad Mehrotra. Sharad Mehrotra replaces Lars Erik Tellmann who has been appointed Head of Portfolio Management and Business Development, reporting to the EVP & Head of Emerging Asia, Telenor Group. “I would like to thank Lars Erik for his strong contributions to Telenor Myanmar over the last five years, first as CFO and then as CEO. Under Lars Erik’s leadership, Telenor Myanmar has created a highly efficient organization with one of the best networks in Asia. I now look forward to working with him in his new capacity, driving growth and transformation within the Emerging Asia cluster,” said Petter-B. Furberg, EVP & Head of Emerging Asia, Telenor Group.