Digi installs Lars-Ake Norling as the New Chairman

Digi installs Lars-Ake Norling as the New Chairman


Digi.Com Bhd and its subsidiary Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd announced the appointment of Lars-Ake Norling as Chairman of the Board (Digi). The appointment is effective immediately. Mr Norling succeeds Morten Karlsen Sørby who has been Digi’s Chairman since August 2015.

Norling, 48, is currently Telenor Groups’ Executive Vice-President for Developed Asia Cluster, and Director and CEO of Total Access Communication Public Company Limited (dtac), Thailand.

In 1999, A Swedish national, Norling joined fixed broadband provider Bredbandsbolaget. He held various senior positions such as chief information officer, chief technology officer and chief operating officer.

In 2006, Norling was appointed head of Telenor Sweden’s fixed network and a year later he took on the position as chief technology officer of Telenor Sweden.

He subsequently served as CEO of Telenor Sweden from 2009 to 2014, and was CEO of Digi before joining dtac.

Norling holds a Master of Business Administration from Gothenburg School of Economics, a Master of Science in Engineering Physics from Uppsala University and a Master of Science in Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

“I’m honoured to have the opportunity to be part of a company and brand with a solid track record, and built around people, this time as its chairman. Digi has an established market presence with solid fundamentals, a clear vision and ability to deliver on its strategy.” he said in a media statement.

“I look forward to working closely with the management team and the board to continue this journey and to drive momentum.”

Norling has been on the Digi board since Aug 19, 2015.