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Global innovation team

Global contact:

Vegard Aas
Head of Innovation
Telenor Group

Vegard Aas is Head of Innovation at Telenor Group, and based in Singapore. He is responsible for identifying ideas and startups that have the potential to become new engaging digital services for 174 million customers across Telenor’s companies in Asia, the Nordics and CEE, through strengthening both intrapreneurship and collaboration with entrepreneurs.

Prior to this role, he worked as Director Group Strategy, where he led the work on Digital Strategy, Financial Services for Telenor, and was responsible for Myanmar and Pakistan. He also worked as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group for 5 years, focusing on IT and telecom.


Alex Toh
Director, Startup Investments 
Telenor Group

Alex is Startup Investments Director at Telenor, responsible for Asia. His primarily role is to scout for startups that Telenor can strategically partner with and/or invest into. He previously was a corporate venture builder at LumenLab (MetLife) where he built new ventures, managed the projects portfolio and  operating processes. He was also part of the team that operates MetLife’s startup engagement programme, collab.

Prior to this, he was a Venture Capitalist at IncuVest, a seed-stage focused VC firm. The mandate was global and he focused on investments primarily in the ICT sector. Alex started his career as an entrepreneur and co-founded an e-commerce startup, which eventually was sold to a private investor.


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Thomas Andersen
Director, Startup Investments 
Telenor Group

Thomas joined Telenor in 2012 and has had a few different roles within strategy, business development and M&A, the last two years in Group M&A as a project manager. He has in particular focused on some of Telenor’s new digital business areas, and is passionate about finding new growth drivers for Telenor in a time of stagnant growth.

Before joining Telenor, Thomas worked six years as a management consultant and co-owner in Arkwright. He has a Master in business administration from Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

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