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TeliaSonera fires four senior staff over Eurasia review

29 Nov 2013

Reuters reports that Swedish telecoms group TeliaSonera has sacked four senior staff after an independent review into its Eurasia business concluded that certain deals were conducted improperly. TeliaSonera chairwoman Marie Ehrling said: ‘The Board’s conclusion is that some senior employees no longer have the trust of the Board. Therefore they have been notified that their employment with TeliaSonera will be terminated and they will leave their position effective immediately.’ In a separate press release the group disclosed that its CFO Per-Arne Blomquist would be leaving his position, but it did not clarify whether he was one of the four staff being fired. TeliaSonera also said it would hand over the Eurasia review, conducted by law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, to the Prosecutor’s office which is separately investigating TeliaSonera’s business conduct in Uzbekistan.

Sweden, Uzbekistan, Telia Company, Ucell (Coscom)

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