Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd has appointed Otto Risbakk as its new Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Otto will assume his position from Aug 1. He succeeds current CFO Inger Gloersen Folkeson who returns home to Norway following the end of her contract tenure in Digi.
Otto is currently CFO at Telenor Denmark. He has been with Telenor Group for 13 years, and was previously Senior Vice President for Mergers and Acquisitions.
Prior to joining Telenor, he held several finance leadership positions in large industrial firm Norsk Hydro, including as CFO for the Automotive Division, and Vice President for International Business Development. He is a Norwegian citizen, and holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from Université de Fribourg in Switzerland.
“Otto is a highly experienced finance leader with a deep track record in Telenor Group and in the telecoms industry, and he will add a new dimension to Digi’s management team in driving the next phase of our journey. I look forward to welcoming him to Digi, and to Malaysia,” said Chief Executive Officer Albern Murty.