Management & Ownership
Telenor Connexion is part of the Telenor Group
Telenor Group is a leading telecommunications company across the Nordics and Asia with 183 million customers and annual sales of around USD 13 billion (2018). Telenor Group hold #1 or #2 positions in most of our markets. The company is committed to responsible business conduct and driven by the ambition of empowering societies.
Connectivity has been Telenor’s domain for more than 160 years, and our purpose is to connect our customers to what matters most. Telenor is listed at Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TEL.
Telenor Connexion is the specialized IoT company within the Telenor Group.
Meet our management team
The heart of our company is our people. Telenor Connexion consists of more than 150 devoted and motivated individuals who continue to move the company forward with innovative new ideas and new solutions that benefit our customers. The Telenor Connexion management team is a highly qualified group with a passion for connected IoT solutions and experience from a variety of industries.
Mats Lundquist has worked in the IT and telecom industry for more than 15 years. Prior to taking on the position as CEO at Telenor Connexion in September 2015, he served as Head of Telenor Sweden’s Broadband & TV division. Mats joined Telenor in 2007. Prior to this he held positions as CEO at TDC Song, Song Networks and Vattenfall’s telecom business. He started his career at McKinsey working as a strategy consultant for 8 years. Mats holds a Master of Science from Stockholm School of Economics.
Lisa Hultin joined Telenor Connexion as Chief Financial Officer in February 2020. Prior to joining Telenor Connexion, she held a role as Head of Business Performance Management at Telenor Sweden. Lisa has more than 15 years of experience in finance-related roles within companies such as KPMG and Trygg-Hansa. She is also acquainted with working in an international environment. During her time within the British insurance company RSA, she was Head of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) for the region Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East and worked at the head office in London for 2 years. She has also held several Scandinavian roles. Lisa holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from Linköping University.
As Chief Legal Officer Luciana Widengren is responsible for legal services to the global organization engaging in negotiations and closing major agreements and partnerships. She also advises on legal and compliance issues consistent with international laws, regulations, and Telenor policies. Luciana is engaged both in the GSMA global and the European working groups on policy and regulation for IoT. Her dedicated work within these working groups has helped form and drive GSMA’s global position on policy and regulation for IoT.
Dr. Cristoff Martin
Cristoff Martin is the Chief Marketing Officer at Telenor Connexion where he is responsible for marketing, business management and strategy. Cristoff has more than 15 years’ experience in technical and international business from working in high tech and telecom industries including research, strategy, sales and product management. Prior to joining Telenor in 2017, Cristoff spent 5 years with Ericsson where he held several roles including heading Portfolio Management for the Cloud & IP, as well as the Networks business units. Other experience includes 6 years of strategy consulting for McKinsey & Co and technical research on connecting cars for satellite operator SES GLOBAL. Cristoff has a PhD in electrical engineering from KTH in Stockholm, Sweden.
As Chief Technology Officer, Martin Whitlock leads Telenor Connexion’s global technology team, driving major technology-enabled initiatives as part of the company’s expanding business strategy. Martin has extensive experience from the telecom industry. Prior to taking on this role, he held the position as Director at Northstream, where he was responsible for strategy assessments, sourcing projects and change management engagements with a broad range of clients. Martin holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management with major in Radio Communications Systems at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
Before joining Telenor Connexion in 2014 Robert Bellwaldius held the same position at Maingate. Robert has extensive experience from the telecommunication industry, including 15 years at Europolitan, followed by Vodafone Sweden and now Telenor, he held positions as Head of Product Marketing, Head of IT and Head of Product and System Development. Robert also has a background from the Swedish Defense Industry. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering from Linköping University.
As Chief Human Resources Officer Karin Stenklef oversees all aspects of human resource management, policies and practices for our company. Karin Stenklef has 15 years of experience within the HR field from several different industries such as telematics, medtech, shipping and retail. Prior to joining Telenor Connexion, Karin worked for Johnson & Johnson Group. Karin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration from the University of Gothenburg.
Seth Ryding is responsible for heading Telenor Connexion’s APAC operations. In this role, he drives business across sales, business development, partner strategy and development, and go-to-market strategies throughout Asia Pacific. Ryding brings more than 10 years of operational experience in the telecom industry. He joined Telenor in 2003 and has held a number of senior positions including VP Market Development at Telenor in Myanmar, Head of Sales at Telenor Sweden’s Broadband & TV Division and CEO of Open Universe at Telenor Sweden. Ryding holds a Master of Science in Electronic Engineering from the University of Linköping, Sweden.
CSO EMEA & Americas
Paulo Vergos is Chief Sales Officer for EMEA & Americas. He brings over 24 years of experience from the IT and Telecom industry. He has held several management positions within Telenor Sweden (and Vodafone) since he joined the company in 2001, such as Operations Director and Sales Director. Paulo holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) focused in Economics.