Jeffrey Hedberg

CEO of Wind Tre

Jeffrey Hedberg is a highly experienced telecom executive having held senior management roles at leading global telecom companies for over 25 years. 

Jeffrey started his telecom career at Swisscom where he worked for over four years (1994 - 1998) including as Executive Vice President of Swisscom International and Management Board Member. After leaving Swisscom, Jeffrey joined Deutsche Telecom in Germany where he was Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of Management (1999-2002). Jeffrey was subsequently appointed CEO and Chairman of Deutsche Telecom USA (2002-2004) where he managed a $2 billion budget and led the implementation of public policy initiatives with the FCC, DOJ, SEC and German Embassy amongst others, particularly around the acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

Most recently, Jeffrey has been Group Chief People Officer at VEON and President & CEO of Mobilink in Pakistan (2014-2016) where he was responsible for transforming the business, and leading the merger and planning the integration with Warid in 2015. Jeffrey has also held the role of CEO at Telekom in South Africa (2010-2011) where he developed and executed a full network transformation strategy and led the sale / liquidation of the Multi-links CDMA business in Nigeria. 

Jeffrey has also held numerous senior roles outside of the telecom sector including as a Senior Advisor at the Boston Consulting Group (2013-2014) and an independent private equity advisor (2012-2014), focused on advising on growth opportunities in Africa. He was cited by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 25 Global Executives Under 40 (2001).

Jeffrey holds a Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University and a Master of International Management from Denver University. 

Jeffrey was born in Pennsylvania, USA, in 1961. He is married and has two children.