Cynthia Gordon joins Kinnevik board

cynthia Gordon

After releasing its annual report, Kinnevik has announced Cynthia Gordon as its new Director of the Board.

Kinnevik disclosed in an email statement that Cynthia Gordon is currently a member of the Board of Tele2, and was until February 2017 CEO of the Africa Division at Millicom. Prior to joining Millicom in 2015, Cynthia spent three years at MENA and Asia Pacific telecommunications company Ooredoo as Chief Commercial Officer, and also spent nine years at Orange as Vice President, Business between 2001 and 2006, and Vice President, Partnerships and Emerging Markets between 2009 and 2012. Between 2007 and 2009, Cynthia was Chief Commercial Officer at the Russian/Eastern European communications company MTS.

The Chairman of the Nomination Committee, Cristina Stenbeck, said “The Nomination Committee is pleased to propose Cynthia Gordon as new Director of the Board alongside Henrik Poulsen. Cynthia will add highly complementary digital communications and emerging markets expertise to the Board, drawing on her many years of experience from leading telecommunications companies. Her strategic and commercial acumen will support our investee companies in delivering on their strategies to build strong digital consumer brands.”

The Nomination Committee’s full proposals are presented in the notice convening Kinnevik’s Annual General Meeting to be held on 8 May 2017.

For the full year 2017, Kinnevik said the following people will make the Nomination Committee: Cristina Stenbeck appointed by Verdere S.à. r.l., Wilhelm Klingspor appointed by the Klingspor family, Edvard von Horn appointed by the von Horn family, James Anderson appointed by Baillie Gifford, and Ramsay Brufer appointed by Alecta.

Kinnevik AB is a global tech investor with stake in Konga, IrokoTV and other Rocket Internet startups.

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