Board of Directors

Haakon Bruaset Kjoel

Position

Deputy Chair, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed Date

July 11, 2017

Nationality

Norwegian

Career History

Mr Kjoel is a senior corporate and public affairs leader and has held senior global and regional leadership roles in the telecommunications sector across Europe and Asia. He has a successful track record in navigating complex and challenging business environments and is well-versed in the areas of regulatory and public affairs, government and public relations, corporate communications, sustainability, ESG and strategy development.

As Telenor Asia’s Head of Investment Management, he is responsible for Telenor’s activities in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Malaysia (CelcomDigi Berhad), and Thailand (True Corporation), both leading telecommunications companies in their respective countries.

Mr Kjoel joined Telenor Group in 1995 and has gained extensive international experience through his involvement in Telenor’s international activities in Europe and for the last 24 years in Asia.

Other Commitments

Mr Kjoel has more than fifteen years of Board experience, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Telenor Group companies in Singapore, Grameenphone Ltd in Bangladesh and CelcomDigi Berhad in Malaysia. He is also a non-executive Director of the internationally renowned architect and design firm Snøhetta AS headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Skills & Experience

Mr. Kjoel holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo and studied marketing and public relations at the same institution. He has completed INSEAD’s International Directors Program.

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Haakon Bruaset Kjoel

Haakon Bruaset Kjoel

Deputy Chair, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
50
years of age,
Norwegian
Appointed Date:
July 11, 2017

Career History

Mr Kjoel is a senior corporate and public affairs leader and has held senior global and regional leadership roles in the telecommunications sector across Europe and Asia. He has a successful track record in navigating complex and challenging business environments and is well-versed in the areas of regulatory and public affairs, government and public relations, corporate communications, sustainability, ESG and strategy development.

As Telenor Asia’s Head of Investment Management, he is responsible for Telenor’s activities in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Malaysia (CelcomDigi Berhad), and Thailand (True Corporation), both leading telecommunications companies in their respective countries.

Mr Kjoel joined Telenor Group in 1995 and has gained extensive international experience through his involvement in Telenor’s international activities in Europe and for the last 24 years in Asia.

Other Commitments

Mr Kjoel has more than fifteen years of Board experience, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Telenor Group companies in Singapore, Grameenphone Ltd in Bangladesh and CelcomDigi Berhad in Malaysia. He is also a non-executive Director of the internationally renowned architect and design firm Snøhetta AS headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Skills & Experience

Mr. Kjoel holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo and studied marketing and public relations at the same institution. He has completed INSEAD’s International Directors Program.