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DNA Plc: Change in DNA’s Executive Team as Christoffer von Schantz is appointed head of the company’s broadband and TV business

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DNA PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE* 12 NOVEMBER 2021 AT 10:00 am (EET)

Christoffer von Schantz (MSc. Tech), who is currently Senior Vice President, Strategy and a member of DNA’s Executive Team, has been appointed Vice President of DNA’s broadband and TV business starting from 22 November 2021. He will leave the Executive Team by the end of the year.

Christoffer von Schantz has been DNA’s SVP, Strategy since 2013. In his new position as the VP, broadband and TV business, he will report to Pekka Väisänen, SVP, Consumer Business.

The search for a new SVP, Strategy will begin immediately.

“It’s amazing to get an experienced strategy expert with a long career at DNA to head our broadband and TV business. Christoffer has profound expertise in the market, and we’ve engaged in seamless cooperation over the years. We became the market leader in the fixed broadband business this year, and our high-speed broadband services form an increasingly important part of smooth everyday life in Finland. Christoffer is the ideal choice to lead this package,” says Pekka Väisänen.

“During the eight years I spent as DNA’s SVP of strategy, I’ve been able to drive a number of interesting projects forward, including numerous mergers and acquisitions. This is a great opportunity for me to try something new, and I’m grateful for the confidence DNA has shown in me. I’m thrilled to be in charge of this business, and am really keen to begin enhancing our broadband and TV services with my DNA colleagues and our partners and customers,” says Christoffer von Schantz.

Further information for the media:
DNA Corporate Communications, tel. +358 (0) 44 044 8000, communications@dna.fi

*Due to delisting of DNA’s share from Nasdaq Helsinki on 3 February 2020, DNA is not subject to reporting obligations as an issuer of shares as set out in the Finnish Securities Markets Act. DNA is still subject to reporting obligations as an issuer of senior unsecured fixed rate notes due in 2025 (ISIN: FI4000312095) listed in Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.


DNA is one of the leading telecommunications companies in Finland. We want to make our customers’ lives less complicated. We offer connections, services and devices for homes and workplaces, contributing to the digitalisation of society. DNA’s customers are consistently among the world’s top users in mobile data. DNA has approximately 3.6 million subscriptions in its fixed and mobile communications networks. The company has been awarded numerous times as an excellent employer and family-friendly workplace. In 2020, our net sales were EUR 934 million and we employ about 1600 people around Finland. DNA is a part of Telenor Group, a leading telecommunications company across the Nordics. For more information, visit www.dna.fi or follow us on Twitter @DNA_fi, Facebook @DNA.fi and LinkedIn @DNA-Oyj.



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