Senior Vice President Strategic Projects
Rima Qureshi is based in Canada, but she has worked around the world throughout her career. She joined Ericsson in 1993, and her experience has spanned leadership roles in R&D, customer support in Canada and later globally, as well as heading up improvement programs for a major customer in North America and managing Global Service Delivery Centers in Montréal, Canada; Dallas, San Diego and New York City in the US; and in the Mexican capital Mexico City; and São Paolo in Brazil.
Along with all other members of the Executive Leadership Team, Qureshi reports to President and CEO Hans Vestberg. In her previous role Qureshi and her leadership team have successfully completed the integration of the CDMA and LTE assets of the former Nortel Networks Corporation in North America and of other subsequent acquisitions.
Qureshi was appointed to the Board of Directors of MasterCard Worldwide in April 2011, based on her broad international experience and business acumen.
Supporting the belief that mobile broadband can bridge economic divides and help those in need, Qureshi has also headed up the non-profit Ericsson Response program since 2006. Ericsson Response is an employee volunteer organization that provides technological and consulting expertise to humanitarian relief efforts, working with partners including various UN agencies.
Qureshi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and an MBA, both from McGill University in Montréal, Canada.