Management

The President/CEO and the Executive Leadership Team

The Board of Directors appoints the President and CEO and the Executive Vice Presidents. The President and CEO is responsible for the management of day-to-day operations and is supported by the Executive Leadership Team (ELT).

Members of the Executive Leadership Team

Hans Vestberg

Hans Vestberg

President and CEO (since 2010)

  • Born in 1965.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics, University of Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Board Chairman: Svenska Handbollförbundet.
  • Board member: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Thernlunds AB.
  • Holdings in Ericsson:* 217,185 Class B shares.
  • Background: Previously First Executive Vice President, CFO and Head of Group Function Finance and Executive Vice President and Head of Business Unit Global Services. Various positions in the Group since 1988, including Vice President and Head of Market Unit Mexico and Head of Finance and Control in USA, Brazil and Chile. International advisor to the Governor of Guangdong, China and co-chairman of the Russian-Swedish Business Council. Founding member of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development heading the Commission’s task group on the post 2015 development agenda. Member of the Leadership Council of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

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Jan Frykhammar

Jan Frykhammar

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Head of Group Function Finance (since 2009)

  • Born 1965.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics, University of Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Board Member: The Swedish International Chamber of Commerce.
  • Holdings in Ericsson:* 22,985 Class B shares.
  • Background: Previously Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Global Services. Various positions within Ericsson including Sales and Business Control in Business Unit Global Services, CFO in North America and Vice President, Finance and Commercial within the Global Customer Account Vodafone.

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Magnus Mandersson

Magnus Mandersson

Executive Vice President (since 2011) and Head of Business Unit Global Services (since 2010)

  • Born 1959.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Lund, Sweden.
  • Board Member: None.
  • Holdings in Ericsson:* 33,504 Class B shares.
  • Background: Previously Head of Business Unit CDMA, Market Unit Northern Europe, Global Customer Account Deutsche Telekom AG and Product Area Managed Services. Has also been President and CEO of SEC/Tele2 Europe and COO of Millicom International Cellular S.A.

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Johan Wibergh

Johan Wibergh

Executive Vice President (since 2010) and Head of Business Unit Networks (since 2008)

  • Born 1963.
  • Master of Computer Science, Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden.
  • Board member: Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Teknikföretagen.
  • Holdings in Ericsson:* 55,012 Class B shares.
  • Background: President of Ericsson Brazil, President of Market Unit Nordic and Baltics and Vice President and Head of Sales at Business Unit Global Services.

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Per Borgklint

Per Borgklint

Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Support Solutions (since 2011)

  • Born 1972.
  • Master of Science in Business Administration, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden.
  • Board member: None.
  • Holdings in Ericsson:* 5,000 Class B shares.
  • Background: Previously CEO of Net1 (Ice.net), Canal Plus Nordic and Versatel. Has also held several leading positions at Tele2.

Per Borgklint profile and video

Bina Chaurasia

Bina Chaurasia

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of Group Function Human Resources (since 2010)

  • Born 1962.
  • Master of Science in Management and Human Resources, Ohio State University and Master of Arts in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, USA.
  • Board member: None.
  • Holdings in Ericsson:* 22,677 Class B shares.
  • Background: Joined Ericsson from Hewlett Packard, where she was Vice President of Global Talent Management. Has held senior HR leadership roles at Gap, Sun Microsystems and PepsiCo/Yum.

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Ulf Ewaldsson

Ulf Ewaldsson

Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Group Function Technology at Ericsson (since 2012)

  • Born in 1965.
  • Master of Science in Engineering and Business Management, Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden.
  • Board member: Lund University.
  • Holdings in Ericsson:* 22,177 Class B shares.
  • Background: Previously Head of Product Area Radio within Business Unit Networks. Has held various managerial positions within Ericsson since 1990. Member of the European Cloud Partnership Steering Board.

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Douglas L. Gilstrap

Douglas L. Gilstrap

Senior Vice President and Head of Group Function Strategy (since 2009) and Chairman of Business Unit Modems (since 2013)

  • Born 1963.
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Richmond and Master of Business Administration, Emory University, Atlanta, USA. Executive program at INSEAD, France.
  • Board member: None.
  • Holdings in Ericsson:* 22,727 Class B shares.
  • Background: Has held various global managerial positions within the telecommunications sector for more than 18 years.

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Nina Macpherson

Nina Macpherson

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Head of Group Function Legal Affairs and secretary to the Board of Directors (since 2011)

  • Born 1958.
  • Master of Laws, LL M, University of Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Board member: The Association of Swedish Listed Companies and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).
  • Holdings in Ericsson:* 11,560 Class B shares.
  • Background: Previously Vice President and Deputy Head of Group Function Legal Affairs at Ericsson. Previous positions also include private practice and in-house attorney. Member of the Swedish Securities Council.

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Helena Norrman

Helena Norrman

Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer and Head of Group Function Communications (since 2011)

  • Born 1970.
  • Master of International Business Administration, Linköping University, Sweden.
  • Board member: None.
  • Holdings in Ericsson:* 12,621 Class B shares.
  • Background: Previously Vice President, Communications Operations at Group Function Communications. Has held various positions within Ericsson’s global communications organization since 1998. Previous positions as communications consultant.

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Mats H. Olsson

Mats H. Olsson

Senior Vice President Asia-Pacific (since January, 2013)

  • Born 1954.
  • Master of Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Board member: None.
  • Holdings in Ericsson:* 75,754 Class B shares.
  • Background: International economic advisor to a number of Chinese provincial and municipal governments. Head of Region North East Asia from 2010-2012. Previously Head of Market Unit Greater China. Appointed President of Ericsson Greater China in 2004, with overall responsibility for mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Also assumed overall responsibility for Japan and South Korea in 2010. Has held various executive positions across the Asia-Pacific region over the past 25 years.

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Rima Qureshi

Rima Qureshi

Senior Vice President Strategic Projects (since January 1, 2013)

  • Born 1965.
  • Bachelor of Information Systems and Master of Business Administration, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
  • Board Member: MasterCard Incorporated, and the Supervisory Board of Wolters Kluwer NV.
  • Holdings in Ericsson:* 6,076 Class B shares.
  • Background: Also serves as Head of Ericsson Response. Head of Business Unit CDMA Mobile Systems from 2010-2012. Previously Vice President of Strategic Improvement Program and Vice President Product Area Customer Support. Has held various positions within Ericsson since 1993.

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Angel Ruiz

Angel Ruiz

Head of Region North America (since 2010)

  • Born 1956.
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida and Master of Management Science and Information Systems, Johns Hopkins University, USA.
  • Board member: CTIA.
  • Holdings in Ericsson:* 59,933 Class B shares.
  • Background: Joined Ericsson in 1990 and has held a variety of sales and managerial positions within the Company, including heading up the global account teams for Cingular/SBC/BellSouth (now AT&T). Was appointed President of Ericsson North America in 2001.

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Anders Thulin

Anders Thulin

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Head of Group Function Business Excellence and Common Functions (since October 1, 2013)

  • Born 1963.
  • Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, including MBA studies at the Western University, Ivey Business School, Canada.
  • Board Member: None.
  • Holdings in Ericsson:* None.
  • Background: Joined Ericsson from McKinsey & Co where he was senior partner. Has more than 20 years of experience in implementing business excellence across diverse industries, including IT and telecom.

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Jan Wäreby

Jan Wäreby

Senior Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing (since 2011)

  • Born 1956.
  • Master of Science, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Holdings in Ericsson:* 82,286 Class B shares.
  • Background: Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Multimedia and Executive Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.

Jan Wäreby profile and video

* The number of shares reflects ownership as of December 31, 2013 and includes holdings by related natural and legal persons, as well as holdings of any ADS, if applicable. If ELT members are appointed after year end, the number of shares reflects ownership from the time of appointment, and includes holdings by related natural and legal persons, as well as holdings of ADS, if applicable. Updated information on shareholding can be found at the website of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.

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