Sigve Brekke is the President & CEO of Telenor Group. He joined the company in 1998 and has held a number of leadership positions internationally. Brekke was instrumental in building up Telenor's Asian presence and has lead the Group's mobile operations in Thailand and India. In addition, he served for seven years as head of Asian operations. Prior to joining Telenor, Mr. Brekke was a politician in Norway, representing the Labour Party. He served as State Secretary (Deputy Minister) of Defence in Norway in 1993. Sigve Brekke holds a Master degree in Public Administration from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.