TeliaSonera fires top boss as the quest to answer in the Uzbekistan scandal continues
Thursday, 03 October 2013
Swedish - Finnish telecoms giant, TeliaSonera has knock off one
of its top manager and have had him has been replaced
after it emerged that he was closely tied to the corruption
investigation taking place in Uzbekistan.
The Finn, Tero Kivisaari was manager of Business Area Mobility Services
at TeliaSenora. In a statement, the company said "Kivisaari's role in
TeliaSonera's criticized investments in Uzbekistan, and the attention
surrounding them, has made it impossible for him to act with the
internal and external authority necessary" for his position.
Kivisaari was replaced by Sverker Hannervall, who was named acting president.
The chief executive of TeliaSonera resigned in February after an
independent review found the company had failed to carry out proper
background checks and conduct due diligence on its Uzbek partner,
Takilant. That company is believed to have links with Gulnara Karimova,
the daughter of Uzbekistan's president.
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