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 Team.

Members of the Executive Team

Börje Ekholm

Börje Ekholm
President and CEO (since January 16, 2017)

Born 1963. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Master of Business Administration, INSEAD, France.
Board Member: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Alibaba, Inc., NASDAQ OMX Group Inc., and Trimble Inc.
Holdings in Ericsson: 1,030,760 Class B shares, 2,000,000 call options, and 33,203 synthetic shares (reflects holdings as per February 24, 2017).
Background: CEO of Patricia Industries, a division within Investor AB (2015 – January 15, 2017). President and CEO of Investor AB (2005 – 2015). Formerly Head of Investor Growth Capital Inc. and New Investments. Previous positions at Novare Kapital AB and McKinsey & Co Inc. Member of the Board of Trustees of Choate Rosemary Hall.

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Jan Frykhammar

Jan Frykhammar
Executive Vice President and Advisor to the CEO (since January 16, 2017)

Born 1965. Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics, University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Board Member: Attendo AB, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, the Swedish International Chamber of Commerce and Teknikföretagen.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 62,340 Class B shares.
Background: President and CEO and Head of Segment Networks of Ericsson (July 25, 2016 – January 15, 2017). Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer  and Head of Group Function Finance (2009-2016). Previously Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Global Services. Various previous 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 Advisor to the CEO (since July 1, 2016)

Born 1959. Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Lund, Sweden.
Board Member: Lund University and the Supervisory Council of Interogo Foundation.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 53,920 Class B Shares.
Background: Head of Segment and Business Unit Global Services (2010-2016). Previously Head of Business Unit CDMA, Market Unit Northern Europe, Global Customer Account Deutsche Telekom AG and Product Area Managed Services. Previously also President and CEO of SEC/Tele2 Europe and COO of Millicom International Cellular S.A.

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MajBritt Arfert

MajBritt Arfert
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of Human Resources (April 1, 2017)

Born 1963. Bachelor of Human Resources, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Board Member: None.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 18,681 Class B shares.
Background: Acting Head of Group Function Human Resources (November 2016 – March 2017), Head of Human Resources Ericsson Sweden (September 2015 – March 2017). Previously Vice President and Head of Human Resources Business Unit Support Solutions (2007-2015). Previous positions include various Human Resources positions, including Head of Human Resources for Sony Ericsson in Germany (2001-2004).

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Arun Bansal

Arun Bansal
Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area Europe & Latin America (since April 1, 2017)

Born 1968. Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics), University of Jiwaji, India, and Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from Indira Gandhi National Open University, India.
Board Member: OPCOM Cables Sdn Bhd, Malaysia.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 35,000 Class B shares.
Background: Previously Head of Business Unit Network Products (July 2016 – March 2017). Joined Ericsson in 1995 and has held various senior positions in the company, including Head of Business Unit Radio, Head of Region South East Asia and Oceania and Country Manager in Indonesia and Bangladesh.

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Ulf Ewaldsson

Ulf Ewaldsson
Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Digital Services (since April 1, 2017)

Born 1965. Master of Science in Engineering and Business Management, Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Board Member: Assa Abloy, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and TM Forum.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 44,421 Class B shares.
Background: Previously Chief Technology Officer, Head of Strategy and Head of Group Function Strategy and Technology (September 2016 – March 2017) and Head of Group Function Technology (2012 – September 2016). Joined Ericsson in 1990 and has held various managerial positions within Ericsson, including Head of Product Area Radio within Business Unit Networks. Member of the European Cloud Partnership Steering Board.

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Niklas Heuveldop

Niklas Heuveldop
Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Head of Technology & Emerging Business (since April 1, 2017)

Born 1968. Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management, the Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Board Member: The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce New York.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 8,241 Class B shares.
Background: Previously Chief Customer Officer and Head of Group Function Sales (July 2016 – March, 2017). Previous positions include Head of Global Customer Unit AT&T and a series of senior leadership positions across Ericsson, including Head of Market Unit Central America and Caribbean. Previously CEO of ServiceFactory and COO of WaterCove Networks.

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Chris Houghton

Chris Houghton
Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area North East Asia (since April 1, 2017)

Born 1966. Bachelor of Law from Huddersfield Polytechnic, England.
Board Member: None.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 21,584 Class B shares.
Background: Previously Head of Region North East Asia (2015 – March 2017). Has also previously held management positions within Ericsson, including Head of Region India and Head of Customer Unit UK and Ireland and various management positions within Ericsson in China, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Sweden and the UK.

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Rafiah Ibrahim

Rafiah Ibrahim
Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa (since April 1, 2017)

Born 1958. Masters of Digital Communications Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, United Kingdom.
Board Member: None
Holdings in Ericsson:* 1,692 Class B shares
Background: Previously Head of Region Middle East (July 2016 – March 2017). She has hold management positions within Ericsson, including Head of Customer Unit Etisalat, Head of Marketing Business Line Broadcast Services, Global Customer Unit for Warid, Head of Ericsson in Bangladesh and Head of Market Unit North Africa.

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Fredrik Jejdling

Fredrik Jejdling
Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Networks (since April 1, 2017)

Born 1969. Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
Board Member: None.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 8,989 Class B shares.
Background: Previously Head of Business Unit Network Services (July 2016 – March 2017). Has held a variety of positions in commercial operations and financials, including Head of Region Sub-Saharan Africa, Head of Region India, and Head of Sales and Finance for Business Unit Global Services. Previous positions include senior positions with LUX Asia Pacific and Tele2 Group.

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Peter Laurin

Peter Laurin
Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Managed Services (since April 1, 2017)

Born 1971. Master degree in Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Master of Business Administration, Gothenburg School of Economics and Commercial Law, Sweden.
Board member: Bansvik Holding AB
Holdings in Ericsson:* 13,360 Class B shares
Background: Previously Head of Region Northern Europe and Central Asia. Previous management positions within Ericsson include Head of Ericsson’s Global Customer Unit Vodafone (2013-2016) and various positions in North America, Asia and Europe. Previous positions include positions in Arthur D. Little and Mediatude Ltd.

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Nina Macpherson

Nina Macpherson
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Head of 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 for Swedish Listed Companies and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).
Holdings in Ericsson:* 33,375 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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Carl Mellander

Carl Mellander
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Finance and Common Functions (April 1, 2017)

Born 1964. Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics, University of Stockholm, Sweden.
Board Member: Swedish Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 22,127 Class B shares.
Background: Previously Acting Head of Finance and Common Functions  (July 2016 – March 2017). Has previously held various positions within finance and business control within Ericsson, including Vice President and Head of Treasury (2015 - July 2016), Head of Finance in Region Western and Central Europe (2010-2015), and prior to that Head of Finance for Market Unit Northern Europe.

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Nunzio Mirtillo

Nunzio Mirtillo
Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area South East Asia, Oceania & India (since April 2017)

Born 1961. Master in Electronic Engineering, Sapienza University, Italy.
Board Member: Asstel, Assinform
Holdings in Ericsson:* 29,084 Class B shares
Background: Previously Head of Region Mediterranean. Previous management positions within Ericsson include Head of Sales Networks for Western Europe within Business Unit Networks, Head of Business Operations in Market Unit South East Europe and Key Account Manager for Wind Italy, Vodafone Italy and other customers.

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Helena Norrman

Helena Norrman
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and Head of Marketing and Communications (since 2014)

Born 1970. Master of International Business Administration, Linköping University, Sweden.
Board Member: None.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 29,588 Class B shares.
Background: Senior Vice President and Head of Group Function Communications 2011-2014. 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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Rima Qureshi

Rima Qureshi
Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area North America (April 1, 2017)

Born 1965. Bachelor of Information Systems and Master of Business Administration, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Board Member: MasterCard Incorporated and Great-West Lifeco Inc.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 15,165 Class B shares.
Background: Previously Head of Region North America (July 2016 - March 2017). Has held various positions within Ericsson since 1993 including Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Group Function Strategy (2014 - 2016), Senior Vice President Strategic Projects (2013–2014), and Head of Business Unit CDMA Mobile Systems, (2010–2012).

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Elaine Weidman

Elaine Weidman-Grunewald
Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, and Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility (since July 1, 2016)

Born: 1967. Double Master’s degree in Resource and Environmental Management and International Relations from Boston University Center for Energy and Environmental Studies in the US.
Board Member: Millennium Promise.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 8,997 Class B shares.
Background: Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility and held various positions in this field at Ericsson since 2005. Joined Ericsson in 1998 and has previously held positions in product management, marketing and sales in the US and Sweden. Prior to joining Ericsson, she worked in international sales, business development and environmental certification.

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* The number of shares reflects holdings as per December 31, 2016, and includes holdings by related persons, as well as holdings of ADS, if applicable. For members new appointed to the Executive Team after the year-end, the number of shares reflects the holdings at the time of appointment. For information on transactions made since December 31, 2016, please refer to the website of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.