09:45 uur 24-08-2015

GSMA benoemt Mats Granyrd tot algemeen directeur

LONDEN–(BUSINESS WIRE)– De GSMA heeft vandaag bekendgemaakt dat Mats Granyrd is benoemd tot haar algemeen directeur en bestuurslid. Granyrd, die voorheen werkzaam was als voorzitter en ceo van de Tele2 Group, neemt op 1 januari 2016 de leiding over de GSMA op zich.

“Het verheugt me zeer dat ik Mats Granyrd mag verwelkomen als de nieuwe algemeen directeur van de GSMA”, zei Jon Fredrik Baksaas, voorzitter van de raad van bestuur van de GSMA. “De mobiele sector heeft met zijn dienstverlening aan meer dan 3,7 miljard abonnees de manier waarop individuen, bedrijven en overheden communiceren en op elkaar inspelen fundamenteel veranderd. Er ligt echter nog veel werk voor de boeg voor de verdere uitbreiding van de transformatieve effecten van mobiele technologie. Mats verkeert in de ideale positie om de GSMA te leiden in een verbonden wereld.”


GSMA Appoints Mats Granryd as Director General

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The GSMA today announced the appointment of Mats Granryd as Director General and Member of the GSMA Board. Granryd, who served most recently as President and CEO of Tele2 Group, will assume leadership of the GSMA on 1 January 2016.

“I am very pleased to welcome Mats Granryd as the GSMA’s new Director General,” said Jon Fredrik Baksaas, Chairman of the GSMA. “Serving more than 3.7 billion unique subscribers globally, the mobile industry has fundamentally changed how individuals, businesses and governments alike communicate, interact and conduct their everyday lives. However, there is still so much more to be done in extending the transformative effects of mobile and Mats is ideally positioned to lead the GSMA as we move forward in connecting the world.”

Granryd joined Tele2 as President and CEO in 2010. Previously, he spent 15 years in a variety of roles at Ericsson, most recently as Head of Northern Europe and Central Asia. Prior to joining Ericsson, he was a management consultant in telecom strategies at ARRIGO and Andersen Consulting. Granryd holds a M.Sc. from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

“I’m proud and honoured to be joining the GSMA at such an exciting time in the industry’s development,” said Mats Granryd. “As Jon Fredrik noted, we have made tremendous progress in our industry’s relatively short lifetime, but we have significant opportunities ahead of us as we look to not only connect the unconnected, but also deliver a vast range of new technologies, products and services that will improve our lives and allow us to engage more effectively with our environments. I look forward to working with Jon Fredrik, the GSMA Board and our members in extending the positive impact of our industry for our customers worldwide.”


About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.


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