Sigve Brekke, born 1959, joined Telenor in 1998 as an Advisor, and was in 1999 employed as Manager Business Development and later Managing Director of Telenor International, Region Asia. Mr. Brekke served as co-Chief Executive Officer of dtac from 2002 to 2005, and Chief Executive Officer in dtac from 2005-2008. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Head of Asia Region, prior to his appointment to President and CEO. Before joining Telenor, Mr. Brekke has served as the State Secretary (Deputy Minister) of Defence in Norway in 1993, and has also held position as associate at the Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA. Prior to joining Telenor, Sigve Brekke had a political career in the Norwegian Labour Party and the Labor Youth Organisation (AUF). He served as State Secretary of Defence in Norway from 1993 to 1996. Mr. Brekke holds a Master of Public Administration degree from John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.