DiGi appoints Lars-Ake Norling as new CEO


DiGi has appointed Lars-Ake Norling as its new CEO which will take effect on 1st August 2014. He replaces the current CEO Henrik Clausen who will be taking on a senior role within the Telenor Group.

Before his latest appointment, Lars-Åke Norling is the CEO of Telenor Sweden since April 2009. In Sweden, Telenor is the second largest operator with over 2.5 million mobile and 700,00 fixed broadband subscribers. Under his belt, he has vast experience in broadband where he started at local provider Bredbandsbolaget before joining Telenor Sweden as the head of Fixed Network.

Henrik Clausen has been the CEO of DiGi for about 4 years now since his appointment in 2010. Before this, he was previously the CEO of Telenor Denmark, a position which he had held since the broadband company that he had served as CEO was acquired by the Telenor Group.


DiGi Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

More humbrum corporate news…again from DiGi

Ole Martin Gunhildsbu has been appointed by Malaysian mobile network, DiGi Telecommunications as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with immediate effect. He has been acting CTO since November 2008 when his predecessor left to take up a new role within the Telenor Group.

On his appointment, DiGi Chief Executive Officer Johan Dennelind said: “We are happy with Ole’s steady leadership, and his accomplishments in improving network coverage and quality over the past year. I am confident that he will manage this core business aspect of ours effectively as we move forward to take DiGi to the next level.”

A telecommunications and IT veteran, Gunhildsbu joined DiGi as Head of Service Operations, Technology Division in January 2008. Prior to his current appointment, he has almost 15 years of extensive experience in various Technology Management positions within both fixed and mobile business in Telenor.

Before joining DiGi, Gunhildsbu was responsible for planning and rolling out fixed and mobile infrastructure, including 3G and HSDPA, in Norway and Denmark from 2005-2007. This includes in-depth experience in delivering cost optimal and high performance Broadband networks and services in markets, where mobile broadband demands have truly rocketed. He was also holding the CTO post in Tele2 Norway from 1999-2004.

It appears that DiGi’s gearing up for 3G deployment. Hopefully it’s sooner rather than later.