DiGi appoints new CEO

Mobile service provider, Digi.com Bhd has appointed Lars-Ake Norling as its new chief executive officer.

Norling joins DiGi from the role of CEO in Telenor Sweden. He will be replacing the incumbent CEO Henrik Clausen, who will be taking on a new senior role in Telenor Group.

“Lars-Ake has successfully led Telenor Sweden in one of the world’s most highly advanced telecom markets. I am confident that he has the market know-how to further drive DiGi’s growth and Internet For All ambitions, and the right leadership skills to develop our strong company culture and way of work,” said Sigve Brekke, chairman of DiGi.Com Bhd and head of region Asia.

Prior to this appointment, Norling has held a number of senior positions. In 2006, he was appointed head of Telenor Sweden’s fixed network, and a year later assumed the position of chief technology officer of Telenor Sweden. Norling has served as CEO of Telenor Sweden since April 2009.

“Heading DiGi in Malaysia is an honour and an offer I couldn’t refuse,” said Norling. “DiGi has a solid market presence in Malaysia, and has been one of the most consistently successful business units in Telenor Group, in one of our most advanced markets in Asia. I am truly excited and looking forward to working with my new colleagues in DiGi to drive the next phase of the company’s growth.”

The appointment will take effect on August 1, 2014.

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