Digi has appointed former chief executive officer of Digi.Com, Lars-Ake Norling as its chairman for both Digi Telecommunications (Digi) and its parent Digi.Com, effective immediately.He succeeds Morten Karlsen Sørby who has resigned from the role has held since 2015.
Norling was formerly the CEO of Digi for a short eight months from August 2014 to March 2015. Digi, which is part of global telecommunications provider Telenor Group, has about 12 million Malaysian using its mobile services.
In a statement to A+M, Digi said Norling is currently Telenor groups’ executive vice-president for developed Asia cluster, and director and CEO of Total Access Communication Public Company Limited (dtac), Thailand. In 2006, Norling was appointed head of Telenor Sweden’s fixed network and a year later he took on the position as chief technology officer of Telenor Sweden. He subsequently served as CEO of Telenor Sweden from 2009 to 2014.
“I’m honoured to have the opportunity to be part of a company and brand with a solid track record, and built around people, this time as its chairman. Digi has an established market presence with solid fundamentals, a clear vision and ability to deliver on its strategy. I look forward to work closely with the management team and the board to continue this journey and to drive momentum,” Norling said.