Allison Kirkby

President & CEO, Telia Company

Allison Kirkby

Speaker Bio


Allison Kirkby is President and CEO of Telia Company since May 2020.

Telia Company, headquartered in Sweden, is the market leading digital communications provider to the societies of the Nordics & Baltics, serving millions of customers every day in one of the world’s most connected and digitalized regions.

She also serves as an independent Non-Executive Director of BT Group plc, the UK’s multinational provider of communication services.

Until October 2019, Allison Kirkby was President and Group CEO of TDC Group, the largest telecommunications company in Denmark.

Prior to joining TDC, Allison served as President & Group CEO of Tele2 AB from 2015 to 2018, having been their EVP & CFO since 2014.

She moved into the TMT sector in 2010, initially joining Virgin Media and then as CFO of Shine Group (a division of 21st Century Fox).

Prior to that, she spent two decades at Procter & Gamble, in both senior financial & operational roles.

Allison is recognized for building and successfully leading strong teams in periods of change, to create significant shareholder value, and has been awarded Sweden’s Most Powerful Female CEO/Leader in 2017 and 2020 respectively.

Allison is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants