Allison Kirkby

President & CEO, Telia Company

Allison Kirkby

Speaker Bio

Allison Kirkby will take up her position as President and CEO of Telia Company during Q2 2020.

Telia Company, headquartered in Sweden, is a multinational, new generation telco serving millions of customers every day in one of the world’s most connected and digitalized regions.

She also serves as a Non-Executive Director of BT PLC, the UK’s multinational provider of communication services.

Until October 2019, Allison Kirkby was President and Group CEO of TDC Group, the largest telecommunications company in Denmark.

Prior to joining TDC, Allison served as President & Group CEO of Tele2 AB from 2015 to 2018, having been their EVP & CFO since 2014.

She moved into the TMT sector in 2010, initially joining Virgin Media and then as CFO of Shine Group (a division of 21st Century Fox).

Prior to that, she spent two decades at Procter & Gamble, in both senior financial & operational roles.

Allison is recognized for building and successfully leading strong teams in periods of change, to create significant shareholder value, and was awarded Most Powerful Female CEO in Sweden in 2017.

Allison is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.