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New Chairman of the Eurescom General Assembly

Saemundur E. Thorsteinsson succeeds Michel Dupire


At their meeting on 25 April, the Eurescom shareholders elected Saemundur E. Thorsteinsson from Siminn (Iceland Telecom) as the new chairman of the General Assembly.

Mr Thorsteinsson is the successor of Michel Dupire from France Telecom.

Saemundur E. Thorsteinsson was born in Reykjavik in 1958. He graduated in electrical engineering at the University of Iceland in 1982 and in telecommunications at Darmstadt University in 1987.

He worked for 10 years at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik before he joined Post and Telecom Iceland, now Iceland Telecom (Siminn), in 1997. In 1998, he became director of the newly founded research department of Siminn, a position he has occupied ever since.

Mr Thorsteinsson is married and his three sons. His main hobby is amateur radio, which he started at the age of 15.

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