GÃ¼nther Vogelpoel Appointed New Market Area Director Western Europe and CEO of Tele2 Netherlands
Stockholm - Tele2 AB, ("Tele2"), (Stockholm Stock Exchange: TEL2 A and TEL2 B),
today announced that GÃ¼nther Vogelpoel has been appointed as new Market Area
Director Western Europe and CEO of Tele2 Netherlands. GÃ¼nther Vogelpoel succeeds
Henrik Ringmar who will be leaving the company.
GÃ¼nther Vogelpoel has a strong telecom background from his 12 years within Tele2
through his positions as Managing Director Consumer Segment Tele2 Netherlands,
Chief Operating Officer Tele2 Netherlands, Regional Director Customer Operations
Tele2 Benelux, UK & Ireland and Marketing Manager Fixed Telephony Tele2
Mats Granryd, President and CEO of Tele2 comments: "GÃ¼nther Vogelpoel has forged
a successful career within telecommunications over the last 12 years. His solid
operational experience from Tele2 Netherlands makes him extremely well suited to
continue to lead Tele2 in Western Europe, as it continues to focus on profitable
growth. Henrik Ringmar has strongly contributed to the successful development of
Tele2 over the years through his positions as Market Area Director Western
Europe, CEO of Procure It Right and CEO of Tele2 Norway. He has also been a
formidable culture bearer within Tele2 and as one of the strongest shining
lighthouses, we will miss him greatly."
GÃ¼nther Vogelpoel commented:"I am proud to become the new CEO and Market Area
Director of such a unique organization with a strong company culture and highly
motivated and skilled employees. I am very enthusiastic and committed to take
Tele2 to the next level in Western Europe by focusing on operational excellence
and customer loyalty so we will continue to offer the Best Deal in every market
Henrik Ringmar commented: "After 13 incredible years within Tele2, it now feels
natural to take the next step. Tele2 Netherlands is stronger than ever and its
portfolio of assets puts it in an excellent competitive position. I know GÃ¼nther
Vogelpoel is an exceptional leader, so I see that it is a great achievement for
Tele2 that he has accepted this appointment to be the new Market Area Director
Western Europe and CEO Tele2 Netherlands. "
GÃ¼nther Vogelpoel will start his new position May 1, 2011.
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TELE2 IS ONE OF EUROPE'S LEADING TELECOM OPERATORS, ALWAYS PROVIDING THE BEST
DEAL. We have 31 million customers in 11 countries. Tele2 offers mobile
services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services, cable TV and
content services. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has
been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other
established providers. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since
1996. In 2010, we had net sales of SEK 40.2 billion and reported an operating
profit (EBITDA) of SEK 10.3 billion.
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