Daniel Kurgan appointed as CEO of Arelion

Stockholm, October 25, 2023 – The Board of Directors of Arelion has today appointed Daniel Kurgan as President and CEO of Arelion. Staffan Göjeryd will leave Arelion, after heading the company for seven years.

Daniel Kurgan, Board Executive of Arelion since January 2022, has more than 25 years of experience from the industry and several leading positions, including 14 years as CEO of BICS, Chairman of TeleSign, Chairman of Intercloud and Senior Advisor at Drake Star. 

“Arelion enters a new chapter as an independent company after the completed spin-off from Telia, and it is the Board’s assessment that the company’s long-term development will benefit from a new leadership. We are therefore pleased to appoint Daniel Kurgan as CEO for Arelion,” said Eva Elmstedt, Chairman of the Board. “With a proven track-record from leading positions in the industry, Daniel brings with him the experience and qualifications required to lead Arelion on this new journey. Having been on the Board for two years, he is also well familiar with the company and its culture.”

“I am honored to be appointed as CEO of Arelion. As a provider of the world’s best-connected IP backbone, our mission is to enable our customers’ growth, and to grow with them, and I am excited to build on that position in an operative role”, said Daniel Kurgan. “Having had the opportunity to be part of Arelion’s transformative journey, I know the immense potential of the company and now, as an independent company, we are in the position to realize it. I’m looking forward to working closely with the Board on the implementation of our growth strategy and to working together with all our talented people to keep the world connected.”

Daniel Kurgan assumes the position as CEO of Arelion with immediate effect and leaves the Board, of which he has been a member since January 2022. Staffan Göjeryd, who has been heading Arelion (previously Telia Carrier) since August 2016, will step down.

Eva Elmstedt continued: “The Board would like to take the opportunity to thank Staffan Göjeryd for his great contributions and long commitment to the company. Staffan has been the backbone of Arelion for many years and he laid the foundation for what we will now continue to build on. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

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