Soon after graduating from law school, Hanover-born Frank Kirchner realized that life in a law firm was not for him. A rapid series of opportunities led to him being thrown in the deep end, heading up the legal department for an American telco business.
The speed of the wholesale telco business and Internet worlds mirror his own career. Frank joined Telia in 2001 and, since then, he says “I’ve never had a day when I felt everything was done – there’s always something to learn”. That sentiment is easy to understand, given that in addition to his current role, Frank is also Managing Director of four Telia companies in three countries.
One of the challenges that most inspires Frank is that of securing Telia Carrier’s position in an international and technical environment. Dealing with huge companies across multiple jurisdictions calls for both a sense of the bigger picture and an eye for detail.
But when it’s time to wind down, Frank relaxes by skiing with his sons, cooking, and running in the woods near his home.