Rolv-Erik Spilling appointed Head of Digital Services in Telenor
Digital Services was established with the purpose of developing new services in the digital economy, focusing specifically on Internet services that Telenor Group and partners will deliver globally. Substantial innovation efforts are channelled through Digital Services, and Telenor Group has high ambitions for the services that are being developed.
“Rolv-Erik Spilling has held many key positions in all parts of our value chain. His broad experience makes him an ideal candidate for developing new services, and combining traditional telecommunications services with the new and open Internet technologies. I am very pleased that he has accepted this responsibility and I expect great performances from him and the rest of the Digital Services team going forward,” said Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO and President of the Telenor Group.
“I am pleased to accept the challenge of leading Digital Services, and I will continue to work towards meeting the goals that have been set for me and the entire Digital Services team. In order to call our innovation efforts a success, we need to be adopted by a high number of customers and generate substantial new revenues. These two objectives form the basis of Telenor’s priorities in the Digital Services area,” said Rolv-Erik Spilling.
Rolv-Erik Spilling has been holding various positions in Telenor Norway before he became the Deputy Head in Telenor Digital Services in September 2011. He has acted as Chief Marketing Officer Business, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Services, IT and Technology. Spilling first joined Telenor in 2000. He received his MSc in Mathematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Broadcast reporting to Morten Karlsen Sørby
Following the management changes, EVP and Head of Group Strategy and Regulatory Affairs Morten Karlsen Sørby, has been appointed Chairman of both the Telenor Broadcast and the Telenor Media and Content Services (TMCS) units. Karlsen Sørby is also the present Chairman of Telenor Norway and he has earlier headed both the Telenor Group industrialisation efforts as well as the Nordic operations of Telenor.
“By assembling the business units Telenor Broadcast, TMCS and Telenor Norway under the chairmanship of Morten Karlsen Sørby, we open up for the possibility to further explore benefits across business units and develop our service offerings. Morten has a unique combination of operational experiences along with deep insight into our business models. I look forward to seeing the results under his leadership,” said Jon Fredrik Baksaas.