Frode Lillebakken leaves Telia, Norway’s second largest telecom provider with yearly revenue of 14 billion NOK, to join Gelato’s leadership team as General Counsel.
Lillebakken is one of Norway’s most renowned General Counsels, having featured on Finansavisen’s “Best General Counsels” list consistently during the last 5 years, this year ranked as the 6th best in Norway.
“We are very happy to have recruited Frode Lillebakken to Gelato. We were colleagues when I was CEO of Tele2 Norway and Frode was our legal advisor. I am looking forward to working with Frode again. With last year’s raise of 240 million dollars from Insight Venture Partners, Softbank, Funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and existing investors, Gelato is experiencing rapid growth. Having Frode’s guidance, will be important for the company’s success”, says Henrik Müller-Hansen, founder and CEO of Gelato.
“I am thrilled to join Gelato’s Leadership team“, says Frode Lillebakken. “Since the very start of Gelato, I have admired this team’s growth and persistence. Gelato is solving some of today’s most important global challenges, namely efficient manufacturing by enabling on-demand production in the destination country. I am truly excited to now be part of Gelato’s journey.”
Frode Lillebakken joins Gelato on June 1st, 2022.
Gelato’s platform and network of more than 100 local production partners across the world enable ecommerce entrepreneurs and creators to sell their designs on custom products to customers anywhere and have them made and delivered where and when they need them. Because the products are made on demand and closer to where they are delivered, delivery is faster and waste and carbon emissions are reduced, while also removing the seller’s need to manage inventory or cross-border shipping. Faster, smarter, greener.
Gelato has 14 offices across 12 countries, its headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway.