President and CEO, Ericsson (January 1, 2010)
Hans Vestberg is President and CEO of the Ericsson Group, the world’s leading provider of telecommunications technology and services.
Vestberg joined Ericsson in 1988. He has broad international experience, having held various management positions with Ericsson in China, Brazil, Mexico and the US. He is the international advisor to the Governor of Guangdong, China.
Vestberg served as Ericsson’s CFO from 2007 to 2009 before becoming President and CEO.
Along with the rest of Ericsson’s executive leadership team, Vestberg is focused on advancing the company’s leadership through innovation, technology, services and sustainable business solutions. Under his direction, Ericsson has become the driving force behind the Networked Society, where every person and every industry is empowered to reach their full potential. He is a leading advocate of the global Sustainable Development Goals, and for the potential of mobility and broadband to help tackle some of the world’s most urgent challenges, such as poverty, climate change and access to health care and education. Vestberg is a founding member of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development , where he chairs the task group on the post-2015 development agenda, having previously chaired the Commission’s climate-change working group. Vestberg is a member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. As of June 2015, Vestberg is also a board member of the UN Foundation. In January 2016, Vestberg was honored with the Hunger Hero Award by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) for Ericsson’s pioneering work in providing telecommunications solutions in support of humanitarian response.