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Bradford graduate Christopher Laska appointed new Grameenphone chairman


University of Bradford graduate Christopher Laska has been appointed as the new chairman of Grameenphone, according to a statement by the company.

The decision on his appointment was taken on September 28 at the 170th board meeting of the largest mobile phone operator of Bangladesh.

Christopher replaced Sigve Brekke, who took up the role of chief executive officer of Telenor Group, the parent company of GP, in August last year.

Christopher is currently serving as senior vice president for board governance and partnership relations, Asia, based in Singapore. He has been with Telenor since 2000 and has served in various capacities across multiple Telenor business units in Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining Telenor Asia office in August 2016, he had served as the CEO of Telenor Hungary for five years.

A Norwegian by birth, Christopher graduated with Bachelor of Science with honours in Business Management from the University of Bradford School of Management, and holds a post-graduate degree from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in London. He is married and has two children.

GP has more than 56 million subscribers.

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