Mobile telecom operator Grameenphone has appointed Karl Erik Broten its Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Broten is going to take charge from September this year, replacing Dilip Pal, according to a press release from Grameenphone on August 17.
Karl Erik Broten had been serving as CFO of Telenor’s Malaysian operation DiGi before his appointment as the Grameenphone CFO.
He was CFO at Telenor Pakistan and Telenor Hungary (formerly, Pannon GSM). With over 20 years of experience in Telenor Group he has also held leadership positions in Telenor Norway, Telenor Business Solutions, and in Telenor-owned operations in Russia, among others.
“I’m honoured to be appointed in such a vibrant organisation that is providing telecommunications and digital services to 60 million people. I’m excited to join the team, which has been delivering excellent results for a long time. As the market is gearing for another leap in technology, it would be an exciting journey,” said GP’s incoming CFO.
In addition, Grameenphone has appointed Mustafa Alim Aolad, Director, Financial Accounting and Reporting, its Deputy CFO.
Mustafa joined Grameenphone in 2013 as Director, Corporate Finance and Treasury.
Welcoming both Karl and Mustafa to their respective positions, Grameenphone CEO Michael Foley said, “I’m pleased to welcome Karl to Bangladesh and to the Grameenphone family. His vast experience working in Asian and European markets coupled with Mustafa’s expertise in Bangladesh’s financial market will surely help guide us towards transforming GP into the leading digital service provider of Bangladesh.”