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A very flat organization still needs a leadership. This is ours. Click to read more about their background, dreams and visions. And for the sake of transparency: Feel free to get in touch with them if needed. We've provided you with links to their LinkedIn-profiles.

Management team

The Arelion management team is responsible for setting the company strategy and running the operations of our organization.

Daniel Kurgan, CEO

Daniel Kurgan was appointed as the CEO of Arelion in October 2023. Prior to this, he served as Board Executive of Arelion. With over 25 years of experience in a variety of roles within the industry, ranging from Account Manager to CEO of BICS, and Chairman of TeleSign, Daniel is a native French-speaking Belgian citizen and the proud father of two grown-up children.

Simon Dodsworth, VP Voice Trading

"Challenge everything" - that's Simon’s motto in life. It makes him terrible to play Trivial Pursuit with, but great when it comes to solving problems. This approach, combined with almost two decades in the telco industry, has made Simon a leading thinker in matters of voice, mobile data, and the new world of IPX. (...)
Starting his career buying and selling voice in the post-deregulation UK market, Simon’s aptitude for efficiency soon saw him gravitate to the operations side of wholesale. Simon joined Arelion in 2005 and became head of the Voice and Mobile business in 2010. But he has never lost sight of the customer. Among his responsibilities, he currently heads the Arelion CX Council, driving customer experience improvements across all areas of Arelion. What you didn't know is that Simon has represented Scotland in volleyball and speaks Spanish, French and English. He has lived in Sweden for the past 12 years but doesn’t speak Swedish. As said, he prefers the challenge. read less

Maja Sever, CMO

Maja was appointed CMO of Arelion in March 2019. She is on a mission to spread the word about all the great things Arelion does in the world of connectivity and acquire some new customers along the way. (...)
Maja’s passion is building strong global brands, along with creating powerful teams and motivated them to think greater than great. She has extensive experience from driving marketing and communications in international B2B and B2C environments, from both large and medium corporations within telecoms, IT, and finance. She describes herself as a strategist with a tactical spirit. A native Serbian, Maja has lived and worked in the US, Sweden, Belgium, and Serbia, with ‘global’ being the red thread in her career and personal life. A while ago she started a fashion company but realized shortly after that she has more to give in the world of marketing and communications. And she never looked back.

Mattias Fridström, Chief Evangelist

There’s a certain type of person who gets a little bit too excited about networks. Mattias is that guy. If he had a tattoo, it would be of a network. His knowledge is mind-boggling and his passion irrepressible. (...)
He offers deep insights into the networked economy. What are the challenges of tomorrow for network providers? How can we meet ever-increasing traffic demand and customer quality expectations within the same cost frame? Mattias holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Australia. Since joining Telia in 1996, he has worked in a number of senior roles within Arelion and most recently as CTO. Since July 2016 he has been Arelion’s Chief Evangelist. Mattias’ passion isn’t limited to networks: He has played golf professionally and competed on a national level in football and innebandy. Although he has a reputation when it comes to sports as being the “worst loser at Arelion”, he is working hard to overcome this – by not losing to anyone. At anything. Ever.

Anette Mullis, VP HR

Anette Mullis was appointed VP HR of Arelion in August 2021. Anette has a passion for employee engagement, talent management, and competency development. She loves the concept of lifelong learning, and the future of work topics. (...)


A native Swede who has lived and worked for almost two decades in the USA with area responsibility also for Canada and Mexico during a couple of years. She has also been based out of Denmark and the Netherlands in prior HR roles, and held several HR Executive Management roles with global scope. Anette has a BSc from Lund’s University of Sweden. She approaches people management with personal integrity and a common-sense. Behind the office walls she is a trumpet player, likes genealogy, and spending time together with family and friends.

Charles Gill, Interim CFO

Charles joined Arelion in March 2024, bringing with him over 30 years of finance experience across various sectors, with the most dominant being IT. He is known for his hands-on and engaged approach to business operations.


Embracing change as a catalyst for growth, Charles recognizes the pivotal role of adaptation in today's dynamic industries, including finance.

Outside of work, Charles' two children serve as his guides, introducing him to contemporary slang and new music. Additionally, he channels his creativity into renovation projects during his weekends.

Johan Ottosson, VP Strategy

Johan Ottosson’s career is founded on two things: curiosity and exploration. And, not to mention, an MSc. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology. (...)
As an experienced strategist and manager, Johan led the development of growth strategies, M&A and long-term corporate strategic planning across various industries, before zeroing in on communications and technology. After ten years at a global consulting firm, Johan found Arelion. Faced with task of extending its current leadership in wholesale while innovating further around global connectivity, Johan decided to take on the role as Vice President Strategy. Johan believes that a firm commitment to innovation is the key to staying competitive, especially in an industry undergoing such profound transformations as the ICT market. His experience has also taught him that innovation is not defined by organizational charts and that many of the best ideas come from those on the front line, working with customers or engineering the network. Beyond the office walls, music is an important part of Johan’s life. Niche and indie bands are his thing – that, and the sounds of his two small children.

Ebba Waltré, General Counsel

Ebba leads Arelion’s global team of legal professionals, serving as a member of the Arelion Management Team and fulfilling the role of Secretary of the Board of Directors.


In her capacity, Ebba oversees critical areas such as legal operations, commercial contracts, compliance, and legal governance. With a wealth of international experience in the field, Ebba has previously served as General Counsel at Resolutions Games and VP Legal and Contract Management Europe at UnitedLex/DXC Technology. Ebba has three children and her favorite place to be is on the ski slopes, surrounded by family and friends.

Dariusz Solowiej, VP Network Technology & Customer Operations

Dariusz has more than 20 years’ experience in the telco industry. He is highly skilled at building and refining both new and existing technology solutions, to deliver the greatest possible customer value. His extensive knowledge of programming, data science, analytics and machine learning helps him to identify and embrace emerging patterns and trends. (...)
Dariusz possesses strong analytical skills and financial knowledge - a powerful combination that helps him master budgets and forecasting, as well as production and TCO (total cost of ownership) models for diverse network production platforms. At Arelion, he works tirelessly with his team to continuously improve service quality - for greater customer satisfaction and value. When he’s not doing that, he enjoys travelling and reading books. For him, a day without reading is a day wasted!

Scott Nichols, CCO

Scott leads Arelion’s global data Sales and Sales Operations teams. Based in Richardson, TX, Scott is a seasoned technology solutions sales executive and brings more than 25 years of data, technology, and sales enablement experience to this role.

His specialty is building and managing high-performance sales organizations in an extremely competitive marketplace. Scott believes that the combination of Arelion’s global network assets, solution portfolio, and a history of delighting our customers, coupled with a dynamic marketplace, makes this an ideal environment to leverage his skillset and experience. Outside of the office, when Scott is not spending time with his wife and three children, he enjoys fly-fishing and seeing live music of all types.

Board of Directors

The Arelion Board of Directors was appointed in 2021, following the divestment of Arelion from Telia Company.

Anna Elmfeldt, Board Member

The CEO of Polhem Infra, Anna is an internationally experienced investment professional with over 20 years of expertise in infrastructure transactions across the Nordic region. Besides Arelion, Anna is also a director of the Board at Solör Bioenergi and has previous experience as the Chair of Kraftkvinnorna and in a Board position at A-train.

Britta Dalunde, Board Member

Britta is a professional Board member and advisor, specializing in strategies and business models. She has 25 years of experience in Board assignments within both public and private companies. Britta has been active in various industries, including IT, technology consulting, life science, manufacturing, service, retail, infrastructure, transportation, and travel.

Johnny Svedberg, Board member

More than 35 years of experience within telecom and IT globally. Previous roles include COO at Indonesian telecom operator IndosatOoredoo, COO at Tele2, CEO of Teracom AB, and CEO of Infocare AS.