Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of M&A
As Chief Strategy Officer, Rima Qureshi is responsible for the company’s overall strategy, capital and resource allocation, portfolio management, partnering, new business development and M&A.
Rima worked 6 years as an IT consultant in various public and private enterprises prior to joining Ericsson in 1993. Her career in Ericsson started in R&D and has spanned leadership roles in product management, R&D, sales, and services as well as head of a Business Unit. Rima has successfully managed the Nortel Carrier Networks acquisition as well as subsequent acquisitions.
She has extensive global management experience having led organisations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and globally. She has worked very closely with Ericsson’s largest customers leveraging her strong operational background.
In addition to her business responsibilities, Rima led Ericsson Response for 10 years working closely with various United Nations agencies. Ericsson Response is an employee volunteer program that provides technical expertise during times of disaster.
Qureshi was appointed to the Board of Directors of MasterCard Worldwide in April 2011, based on her broad international experience and business acumen. In April 2014, she was also appointed to the Supervisory Board of Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services.
Qureshi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and an MBA in International Business, both from McGill University in Montréal, Canada.