New CEO in Promonte

Podgorica, Belgrade, December 9 - Christopher Laska is appointed new Chief Executive Officer of Promonte. Laska will take up his new position January 1, 2009, succeeding Kare Gustad, who will move to new international opportunities within the Group.

"The Board of Directors is very pleased to appoint Christopher Laska Promonte’s new CEO. His international experience within the mobile industry will be a great benefit to the company. Furthermore, his knowledge of the regional environment gained while working in Pannon and Telenor Serbia is an advantage. We welcome him as the new CEO and look forward to continuing working together with him," said Jan Edvard Thygesen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Promonte and EVP Head of Central & Eastern Europe.

Christopher Laska has served as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer in Telenor d.o.o. in Serbia since 2006. Prior to joining Telenor d.o.o. he held various positions, such as that of project Director in Telenor’s Mobile Expansion in Central Europe and MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa); Country Manager for Telenor in Pakistan; Country Manager in Hungary and Business Development & Strategy Director in Pannon.


Mr. Laska has a BSc. Hons in Business Management from Bradford University Management Centre in the UK, as well as a post-graduate degree from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in London. Prior to Telenor he also worked for the Norwegian Embassy in London as well as Sallie Mae, Washington DC.
"I am honored by being offered this position and I’m looking forward to working in Montenegro”, Laska said.
Kare Gustad says that he will certainly miss his colleagues in Promonte and the beautiful Montenegro. “I have enjoyed very much the almost three years I have been with Promonte. The market here is very exciting and challenging, with a mobile penetration close to 200%. I wish Christopher and Promonte all the best.”