Nilsson confirmed as Com Hem boss

February 25, 2014 09.53 Europe/London By Julian Clover

Anders NillssonCom Hem has announced Anders Nilsson, the current EVP, Commerce and Services, with mobile operator Millicom is to become its new CEO.

At the same time another former Virgin Media man joins the Stockholm-based cablenet. Jon James has been named as chief operating officer.

Outgoing CEO Tomas Franzén will leave the company on March 6, 2014

Nilsson has a solid background in media and telecom industries. He has spent 20 years in various top positions within Modern Times Group, including as managing director of the company’s Swedish TV operations and CEO of Online division.

James was Virgin’s Group Strategy Director; he has 20 years of operational and strategic experience in the media and telecom industries .

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Anders and Jon to Com Hem. I have worked with both and know this is two very experienced managers who will become excellent leaders for the company. Com Hem is in an exciting phase where we will build on the recent development in order to continue generating sustainable, profitable growth for the company, said Andrew Barron, Executive Chairman, Com Hem.

Owned by BC Partners, Com Hem has 1.78 million subscribers.