Jon Fredrik Baksaas
Jon Fredrik Baksaas is the President and CEO of Telenor Group. Mr. Jon Fredrik Baksaas has been at the helm of Telenor Group since June 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Baksaas served as Telenor’s Deputy CEO, CFO and Executive Vice President with the overall responsibility for Telenor’s networks and communication services in Norway, which one of the world’s most advanced countries in ICT usage.
Before joining Telenor in 1989, he served as CFO in Aker AS, CFO in Stolt-Nielsen Seaway and held finance related positions in Det Norske Veritas (now: DNV-GL) in Norway and Japan. Baksaas is chairman of GSMA (association representing the interests of mobile operators worldwide), a board member of VimpelCom Ltd, Svenska Handelsbanken AB and the Advisory Council of DNV-GL.
Mr. Baksaas holds a Master of Science degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and has additional qualifications from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Telenor Group is one of the world’s major mobile operators with more than 160 million mobile subscriptions and operations in 12 markets. Telenor Group has a strong footprint in Europe and Asia, and a leading Nordic position in mobile, broadband and TV services.
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