Telecom Career: Maxis back on hunt for CEO

Staff writer
31 May 2013

John Dennelind unable to assume Maxis’ CEO role
Malaysian integrated telecom operator Maxis is back searching for a new CEO, months after the company selected Johan Dennelind from Sweden for the role.

In an unexpected announcement released on Wednesday, Maxis said Dennelind, due to recent personal family circumstances which have made it necessary for him to reside closer to family in Sweden, was unable to assume the role.

“The board, having carefully considered Johan’s situation, agreed that it is in the best interest of the company to release him from his contract,” Maxis said.

Maxis will continue with its search for a CEO, the telco added.

In the same release, the company has also appointed CFO Nasution Mohammed as joint COO with effect from June 1.

Mohammed, together with current COO Suren J. Amarasekera, will lead the company.

The joint COOs will report to chairman Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad bin Raja Tun Uda.

Mohammed replaces Mark Dioguardi, who will step down as joint COO on May 31. He will continue to oversee the finance function.

Ericsson appoints new heads for IR and corp comm
Ericsson has appointed Peter Nyquist and Elisabeth Manzi as head of investor relations and director of corporate communications, respectively.

Nyquist will assume his new role in September and be part of the company’s communications leadership team. He succeeds Åsa Konnbjer, who has been acting in the role since February.

Manzi will take up the new post in August. She will lead the corporate communications team within external communications.

Nyquist joins Ericsson from Electrolux, where he held the position as SVP of investor relations since 2006.

Prior to joining Ericsson, Manzi was most recently head of media relations at Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), which she has been working for the past 13 years.

Ex-Sybase executive joins OpenText Japan
Enterprise Information Management software supplier OpenText has appointed Noriyuki Hayakawa as president to direct the sales, marketing and customer operations for OpenText Japan.

Prior to joining OpenText, Hayakawa was president at Sybase Japan.

Before that he had held executive positions at companies, such as iAnywhere Solutions Japan, SAP Japan, and Matsushita Electric Trading Japan (currently Panasonic).

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