Mrs. Kari Laumann is Vice President with responsibility for privacy in Asia for the Telenor Group. Telenor started more than 160 years ago as a national telecoms operator in Norway. Today Telenor have 172 million mobile customers across 8 markets with a strong focus on Asia.
Mrs. Laumann is a sociologist with a bachelor degree from Simon Fraser University in Canada, and a master degree from the University of Oslo, Norway. Laumann has extensive experience from public service in Norway ranging from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the Norwegian Board of Technology and the Norwegian Data Protection Authority.
Her professional career has focused on topics in the interface between technology and society, with an emphasis on privacy in the last 10 years. The privacy and ethical implications of artificial intelligence has been one of her key professional interest in recent years. Mrs. Laumann is a Norwegian national based in Bangkok, working with Telenor’s Asian business units on privacy issues.