Pål Kvalheim new CEO of Telenor Eiendom Holding AS
Pål Kvalheim (45) has been appointed CEO of Telenor Eiendom Holding AS (Telenor Real Estate). Kvalheim succeeds Oddvar Hesjedal, who has been acting CEO since December 2014. Pål Kvalheim will report to Per Hajem, the Chairman of the Board of Directors in Telenor Real Estate. Kvalheim takes up the position as CEO on 8 April 2015.
Pål comes from the position as SVP and Head of Group Communications. In this capacity Pål regularly participated in the Group Executive Management meetings. He has extensive experience from Telenor over the last 15 years having, among others, served as communications director in the Nordics and in Telenor Group.
Pål has a Master of Arts in International Relations and Affairs from University of Warwick and a MBA from Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).
“I have been looking for an opportunity to take on a more operational role and I am both humble and motivated to take responsibility as the CEO of Telenor Real Estate. Humble because it is an organisation with a lot of experience that plays an important role in Telenor’s operations. Motivated because I look forward to working with all the new colleagues in bringing Telenor Real Estate further. Being it in the field of day to day facility management, to property development and sales”, says Pål Kvalheim.
“The Board of Directors are delighted that Pål Kvalheim has accepted to take on the position as Telenor Real Estate’s new CEO. The Board has been searching for the right person to cater for the interests of the company and its customers. Pål Kvalheim’s background, experience and drive makes him an excellent choice for bringing Telenor Real Estate even further in serving the Telenor Group both in Norway and in the other jurisdictions where Telenor Group is established. These services includes, amongst others, both cost effective estate management and facility services”, said Per Hajem, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Telenor Real Estate.
«The board of Telenor Real Estate will also thank Oddvar Hesjedal for his efforts and the work he has delivered as acting CEO of Telenor Real Estate since December 2014,» added Hajem.