Reneka becomes Telenor’s top executive for a day

Staff Correspondent

28 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Reneka Ahmed Antu has been chosen from Bangladesh to take over a top executive position in Telenor Group for a day marking the International Day of the Girl.

Grameenphone and Telenor Group have collaborated with Plan International Bangladesh to organise the #GirlsTakeover campaign to observe the International Day of the Girl, said a press release.

Every year, to mark the day, girls worldwide has taken over leading roles in media, entertainment, business, and politics for a day to promote equality, freedom, and representation for girls and young women.

This year, three young women from Telenor Group's operating markets – Bangladesh, Norway, and Myanmar – had the opportunity to take over roles in Telenor’s Group Executive Management.

Since an early age, Reneka Ahmed Antu has been actively involved in advocacy for female rights and gender equality. In 2020, she participated in the High-Level Political Forum as a youth advocate.

She is majoring in Anthropology and is highly enthusiastic about bringing positive changes to society for girls and young women.

Reneka Ahmed Antu said, "I am grateful to Grameenphone, Telenor Group, and Plan International Bangladesh for giving me the opportunity for such an outstanding experience."

Inspired by the exhibits, Sigve Brekke, President, CEO, Telenor Group, committed to connecting the girls with the CEO of Telenor's telecommunication in their respective countries to share their local insights.