Vegard Aas is Head of Innovation at Telenor Group, and is based in Singapore. He is responsible for identifying ideas and startups to become new engaging digital products for 210 million customers across Telenor’s 13 business units in the Nordics, CEE and Asia, through strengthening both intrapreneurship and collaboration with startups. Prior to this role, he worked as Director, Group Strategy, where he led the work on Digital Strategy, Financial Services, 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.
Vegard loves adventures and taking on new challenges, whether that is visiting all continents before turning 20, getting to Everest in a week or helping a global tech company succeeding with innovation. He has been Head of European Space Camp, developed an online community for the Norwegian Army before the time of Facebook, and created a setup affordable mobile telephony services in Malawi. He has a MSc in Industrial Economy and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the NUS in Singapore, focusing on innovation management.