Uninor appoints Vivek Sood as its new CEO
Morten Karlsen Sorby steps down as CEO of Uninor due to illness in his immediate family and will assume a new role in Telenor Group.
Uninor has also appointed Upanga Dutta as new Chief Marketing Officer replacing Rajeev Sethi, who moves to Grameenphone as its CEO. Sood is moving back to India from his position as CEO in Grameenphone, the largest mobile operator in Bangladesh.
All the changes are effective Dec 1, 2014, but Morten will remain as an advisor to the Uninor top management until Jan 1, 2015.
“Grameenphone and Uninor are currently experiencing significant market growth and they are both delivering on the strategic ambition of Internet for All. Combined, the two companies represent nearly 90 million mobile customers,” said Sigve Brekke, Executive Vice President and Head of Telenor.
“Grameenphone is an undisputed market leader in Bangladesh and Uninor continues to capture market share in India. With these executive changes, Telenor aims to stimulate further growth and strengthen our position with customers in these markets,” Brelkke added.