Jon Fredrik Baksaas

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Jon Fredrik Baksaas at the World Economic Forum India Economic Summit in 2010

Jon Fredrik Baksaas (born 1954) is the Chairman of the GSMA and until August 2015 the CEO of Telenor. He now serves as a special adviser to the telecommunications company's Group Executive Management team.[1]

Among the longest-serving top executives in international telecoms and in Norwegian business life, Baksaas served as President and CEO of Telenor for 13 years, from June 2002 to August 2015. His resignation came under a cloud, as he had acted as one of the primary actors in a bribery and corruption scandal at VimpelCom (where he was a director), in connection with the purchase of wireless licenses in Uzbekistan.[2] Before taking the top position at Telenor, he had served as Telenor’s deputy CEO, CFO, and executive vice president. He joined Telenor in 1989.[3]

Career[edit]

Before joining Telenor, Baksaas served as CFO in both Aker ASA, Stolt-Nielsen Seaway and also Det Norske Veritas.[4]

In addition to his chairmanship at the GSM Association, he is also a member of the board of Svenska Handelsbanken, VimpelCom and the Advisory Council of Det Norske Veritas.[5]

Baksaas received a Masters of Science degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, and additional qualifications from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.telenor.com/en/about-us/corporate-governance/group-executive-management/
  2. ^ Baksaas resigns from all Telenor boards
  3. ^ "Mr Jon Fredrik Baksaas". ITU. DATE. Retrieved 20 December 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Mr Jon Fredrik Baksaas". ITU. DATE. Retrieved 20 December 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "Telenor CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas elected chairman of GSMA". Voice and Data. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Telenor CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas elected chairman of GSMA". Voice and Data. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Tormod Hermansen
CEO of Telenor
2002-2015
Succeeded by
Sigve Brekke