Modern Times Group, the international entertainment group, today announced the appointment of Anders Jensen as Executive Vice President of the Group’s Scandinavian Free-TV and radio operations with effect from 1 August. The newly created role will report directly to MTG President and CEO Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, and be responsible for the overall management and development of the Scandinavian advertising funded broadcasting operations. The CEOs of each local market operation will report into Anders, who will join MTG’s 10 strong senior executive management team.
Anders is a Swedish citizen with extensive management experience from some of Europe’s leading telecommunications, retail and consumer goods companies. Until recently, he was Senior Executive Vice President of TDC Group, the Danish publicly listed telecommunications company, where he was responsible for the Consumer division (more than 50% of TDC revenues) and also Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining TDC, Anders was CEO of Telenor Hungary, the second largest mobile operator in Hungary; CEO of Grameenphone, the market leading telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh that was publicly listed in 2009; and Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone / Telenor in Sweden.
“Anders is a great addition to team MTG and will be responsible for one of our largest businesses,” says Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President and CEO. “His leadership and strategic development skills, combined with his experience of running large scale and fast moving operations, will be a clear competitive advantage for us moving forward. Not only does he understand and have established networks in the distribution world, but he also has a wealth of experience in building successful consumer brands. We have strong local country management teams, who will work closely with Anders to further accelerate the development of our broadcasting operations.”