Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO of Telenor Group, has been elected as the new GSMA Chairman for the remainder of the current board term through December 2014.
Baksaas will oversee the strategic direction of the organisation, which represents nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. He had served as Deputy Chairman since January 2011. He has worked in the telecom industry for 25 years and has been the CEO of Telenor since 2002.
“I look forward to working closely with the rest of the board, the GSMA team and our entire membership to advance important industry issues. It is truly inspiring to work in an industry that has such a profound and increasing impact on the people and societies we serve,” said Baksaas.