BRIEF-TeliaSonera names new chief for scandal-hit Eurasia unit

STOCKHOLM Wed Feb 6, 2013 8:36am EST

STOCKHOLM Feb 6 (Reuters) - TeliaSonera AB : * names Veysel Aral, chief executive of Kazakh operator Kcell, as head of its Eurasia business unit. * The Eurasia business includes Uzbekistan, at the centre of Swedish prosecution allegations that TeliaSonera obtained a 3G licence there in a corrupt way, which the company denies. * Kcell is 49 percent owned by TeliaSonera * Follows appointment earlier on Wednesday of veteran businesswoman Marie Ehrling to take over as chairwoman at TeliaSonera.