BT today announced the appointment of Carl-Erik Lagercrantz to head its operations across the Nordics as of October 1st, 2011.
Mr Lagercrantz will be in charge of BT’s business in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and the Baltic States. BT has been present in the Nordics with direct operations since 1989 and today serves customers from offices in Stockholm, Malmö, Oslo, Helsinki and Copenhagen.
Olivier Campenon, BT president E*MEA(1), said: “I am delighted to welcome Carl-Erik to BT. Nordic countries are home to some of the world?s best known brands and a good proportion of them already rely on BT for secure and reliable global connectivity. Carl-Erik?s wealth of industry experience and deep knowledge of the market will be tremendous assets to the company.”
Mr Lagercrantz joins BT from Telenor, where he was most recently chairman of the board of Net4Mobility, Telenor?s joint venture with Tele2, specialising in 4G network deployment and integration of GSM networks. Prior to that, he spent seven years at Telenor in various business management positions, including director of Telenor?s operations in Sweden, director of mobile delivery and director of wholesale.
Before embarking on his corporate career, Mr Lagercrantz was a successful entrepreneur, founding Intertel in 1997, a local telco operator focusing on internet services and IP-telephony. Intertel was subsequently sold to Utfors in 1999. Utfors was itself acquired by Telenor in 2002.
“I believe BT is uniquely perceived as the true global leader in the telco world and the company works hard to maintain that image,” said Mr Lagercrantz. “I am excited about joining a business that is determined to become the network services provider of choice for multinational companies across the Nordics and beyond.”
Mr Lagercrantz is married and lives in Stockholm with his wife and two children.
(1). E*MEA includes Switzerland, the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa.
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