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Executive Team

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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 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) (since 2017)

Function President and Chief Executive Officer and Head of Segment Enterprise
Born 1963
Education Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Master of Business Administration, INSEAD, France.
Nationality Sweden and USA.
Board Member
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Trimble Inc. (Chair)
Holdings in Ericsson 1) 260,351 Class B shares and 1,009,000 ADS, and 2,000,000 call options 2).
Background CEO of Patricia Industries, a division within Investor AB (2015–2017). 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. Since 2017, member of the Steering Committee of the World Economic Forum Digital Communication Governors. Member of the Board of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce New York.

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Fredrik Jejdling

Fredrik Jejdling
Executive Vice President, Business Area Networks (since 2017)

Functions Head of Business Area Networks and Head of Segment Networks 
Born 1969
Education Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
Nationality Sweden
Board Member
 Teknikföretagen and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.
Holdings in Ericsson1) 74,126 Class B shares.
Background Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Network Services (2016–2017). 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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MajBritt Arfert

MajBritt Arfert
Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer (CPO) (since 2017)

Function Head of Group Function People
Born 1963.
Education Bachelor of Human Resources, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Nationality: Sweden
Holdings in Ericsson1) 53,218 Class B shares.
Background Acting Head of Group Function Human Resources (November 2016–March 2017). Previously Head of Human Resources Ericsson Sweden (2015–2017) and Vice President and Head of Human Resources Business Unit Support Solutions (2007–2015). Has held various senior global positions in Ericsson including Head of Human Resources Business Unit Broadband Networks, Head of Human Resources Microwave Systems as well as a position as Head of Human Resources and Internal Communications at Sony Ericsson Germany.

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Scott Dresser

Scott Dresser
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer (CLO), and secretary of the Board of Directors of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (since 2022)

Functions Head of Group Function Legal Affairs & Compliance
Born 1967 
Education Juris Doctorate, Vanderbilt University Law School, USA and Bachelor  of Science Business Administration and Finance, University of Hampshire, USA

Nationality USA
Board Member
BirdLife International, Cambridge UK; member of Advisory Board 
Background Previously Group General Counsel at VEON and General Counsel of Virgin Media. Has held senior leadership positions with BirdLife International, White Mountains and Conservation International. Started his professional career in New York in private practice with law firms Lord Day & Lord and Morgan Lewis, and specialized in corporate law, governance, and M&A.

Erik Ekudden

Erik Ekudden
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) (since 2018)

Function Head of Group Function Technology
Born 1968.
Education Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Nationality Sweden
Board Member Assa Abloy AB
Holdings in Ericsson 1) 32,594 Class B shares and 9,857 ADS
Background: Group Chief Technology Officer and Head of Technology and Architecture within Group Function Technology and Emerging Business (July 2017–March 2018). Joined Ericsson in 1993 and has held various management positions in the company, including Head of Technology Strategy, Chief Technology Officer Americas in Santa Clara US, and Head of Standardization and Industry. Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). Since 2020, member of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development and member of the board of IVA’s Näringslivsråd.

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Moti Gyamlani

Moti Gyamlani
Senior Vice President, Group Function Global Operations (since 2022)

Function: Head of Group Function Global Operations
Born 1973
Education: Master of Business Administration, Arizona State University, USA, and Bachelor of Mechanical engineering, MIT, India.
Nationality: USA
Holdings in Ericsson:1) 4,877 Class B shares
Background: Head of Group Sourcing (2019-2022). Previous position as Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer and a Chief Cost Transformation Officer of Airtel (2012 - 2019). Leadership positions include Group Vice President Global Supply Chain and Sourcing at General Electric Power Conversion, Vice President - Global Sourcing at Honeywell, and Executive Director at General Motors. Lived and worked in across multiple countries and markets, including US, France, Mexico, and India. Board advisor to eSmartMobility.

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Niklas Heuveldop

Niklas Heuveldop

Senior Vice President, Business Area Global Communications Platform and CEO of Vonage (since February 2024). Member of the Executive Team since 2017

Function Head of Business Area Global Communications Platform and CEO of Vonage
Born 1968.
Education Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management, the Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Nationality Sweden
Board Member The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce New York and CTIA - US wireless industry trade association.
Holdings in Ericsson 1) 82,729 Class B shares and 14,744 ADS.
Background Head of Market Area North America (2017 until January 31, 2024), Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Group Function Technology and Emerging Business (April 2017–March 2018). Previous positions include Chief Customer Officer and Head of Group Function Sales (2016–2017) and senior leadership positions across Europe and the Americas, including Head of Global Customer Unit AT&T and Head of Market Unit Central America and Caribbean. Previous positions outside Ericsson include CEO of ServiceFactory and COO of WaterCove Networks.

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Chris Houghton

Chris Houghton
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (since 2023)  and member of the Executive Team since 2017

Functions: Chief Operating Officer 
Born 1966.
Education Bachelor of Law, Huddersfield Polytechnic, United Kingdom.
Nationality United Kingdom and Sweden
Holdings in Ericsson 1) 96,963 Class B shares.
BackgroundMarket Area North East Asia (2017–2024). Head of Region North East Asia (2015-2017). Has also previously held management positions within Ericsson, including Head of Region India, 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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Jenny Lindqvist

Jenny Lindqvist

Senior Vice President, Market Area Europe & Latin America (since 2023)

Function Head of Market Area Europe & Latin America
Born 1982
Education Master of Science in Business & Economics from Stockholm School of Economics
Nationality Sweden
Board Member TechSverige
Holdings in Ericsson1) 824 Class B shares
Background Head of Northern and Central Europe within Market Area Europe & Latin America.  Previous management positions within Ericsson Business Area and Market Area organizations include Head of Global Customer Unit Telia Company, Head of Solution Line Intelligent Transport Systems, Key Account Manager Telenor, Managed Services Engagement Lead and Business Manager Multimedia. Previous positions outside Ericsson include roles in management consulting in France and Sweden, as well as in Pharmaceuticals in the Philippines.

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Stella Medlicott

Stella Medlicott
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (CMO and CCO) (since 2019)

Functions Head of Group Function Marketing & Corporate Relations
Born 1969
Education Bachelors of Arts (Hons) degree in Social Science, University of Lincoln (known at that time as University of Humberside), United Kingdom and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom.
Nationality United Kingdom
Holdings in Ericsson 1) 7,572 Class B shares.
Background Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Government Relations for Ericsson Market Area Europe and Latin America July 2017 - June 2019. Prior to joining Ericsson, Chief Marketing Officer at Red Bee Media, which was acquired by Ericsson in May 2014. Has over 25 years of marketing experience in major IT, telecoms and media companies including two years at Technicolor as VP Marketing and ten years at Siemens Communications as Global VP Marketing.

Lars Sandström

Lars Sandström
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) (since April 1, 2024)

Functions Head of Group Function Finance 
Born 1972
Education Master of Science in Business Administration

Holdings in Ericsson 1) 41,900 Class B shares.
Background Chief Financial Officer at Getinge (2017-2024) and Senior Vice President Group reporting, Tax & Control at AB Volvo (2015–2017). Has held several senior positions within Scania such as Vice President Financial Services, Head of Group Financial reporting and Head of Group Reporting and Control. Chief Financial Officer Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (2010-2012). 

 

Nunzio Mirtillo

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

Functions Head of Market Area South East Asia, Oceania & India 
Born 1961
Education Master in Electronic Engineering, Sapienza University, Italy.
Nationality: Italy
Holdings in Ericsson 1) 83,276 Class B shares.
Background 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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Per Narvinger

Per Narvinger
Senior Vice President, Business Area Cloud Software and Services (since 2022)
Function Head of Business Area Cloud Software and Services and Head of Segment Cloud Software and Services
Born 1974
Education Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.
Nationality Sweden
Holdings in Ericsson 1) 9,070 Class B shares
Background Head of Product Area Networks, Business Unit Networks (2018-2022). Head of Customer Unit Northern and Central Europe, Market Area Europe & Latin America (2017-2018). Has held a variety of senior management positions in Ericsson since 1997, spanning R&D line management, Head of Customer Solutions (Australia & Spain) and Product Management.

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Fadi Pharaon

Fadi Pharaon
Senior Vice President, Market Area Middle East & Africa (since 2019)

Functions Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa
Born 1972
Education Master of Science in Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and a Master of Business Administration, Heriot Watt University, Business School, Scotland.
Nationality Sweden and Lebanon.
Holdings in Ericsson 1) 355 Class B shares and 1,206 ADS.
Background Vice President of Networks & Managed Services (presales and commercial management) within Market Area Europe & Latin America. Previous management positions within Ericsson include Head of Presales and Strategy for Ericsson Region South East Asia & Oceania, Country Manager for Ericsson Singapore and Brunei.

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Yossi Cohen

Yossi Cohen 
Senior Vice President, Head of Market Area North America (since February 2024) 

Functions: Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area North America
Born 1971 
Education Bachelor of Business Administration, University of West London and a Diploma in Electronic Technical Engineering from Mosenson Elite academy, Israel
Nationality Israel and USA 
Board Member: MediaKind

Holdings in Ericsson 1) -
Background Head of Strategy, Technology, Marketing and Business Development of Ericsson North America (June 2020 – January 2024).  Previous management positions within Ericsson Business Area and Market Area organizations include Head of Customer Unit Verizon in US, Global Head of Radio Sales and Business Management in Sweden, Head of Global Customer Unit Softbank based in Japan , Key Account Manager Bezeq Group and CTO for Ericsson Israel.  Previous positions outside Ericsson include roles in telecommunication technology-centric startup as well as mobile operator. 

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Åsa Tamsons

Åsa Tamsons
Senior Vice President, Business Area Enterprise Wireless Solutions and CEO of Cradlepoint ( 2023) (member of the Executive Team since 2018)

Functions Head of Business Area Enterprise Wireless Solutions and CEO of Cradlepoint
Born 1981
Education Master of Business Administration, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
Nationality Sweden
Board Member CNH Industrial
Holdings in Ericsson 1) 35,756 Class B shares.
Background Head of Business Area Technologies & New Businesses (2018-November 2023).  IPR & Licensing (November 2018–November 2023), Group Strategy & M&A (April 2018- March 2020). Previously Partner at McKinsey & Company, serving high-tech and telecommunications companies worldwide on growth strategies, digital and commercial transformations. Before joining Ericsson lived and work in the USA, Brazil, France, Sweden and Singapore.

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Chafic Nassif

Chafic Nassif
Senior Vice President, Market Area North East Asia (since February 2024)

Function Head of Market Area North East Asia
Born 1981
Education Master of Science in ICT Entrepreneurship and Master of Science Wireless Systems
Nationality Sweden
Holdings in Ericsson1)5,944 Class B shares
Background Head of Customer Unit North Latin America & Caribbean within Market Area Europe & Latin America with responsibility across 41 countries.  Has heldarious senior positions in Ericsson spanning over four continents, including President and Board Member of Ericsson Taiwan, Key Account Manager in Germany, VP Business Development and Head of TV & Enterprise Segments for Global Customer Unit Vodafone based out of the UK, and Head of TV & Media Sales for EMEA. Prior to Ericsson, he held roles in consulting and business development in the technology industry in Sweden and the Nordics.

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1) The Ericsson holdings reported above reflect the holdings as of December 31, 2023. The Ericsson holdings of the President and CEO reflect the holdings as of February 28, 2024 and the holding of the CFO reflects the holdings as of April 1, 2024. The number of shares and ADS includes holdings by related persons if applicable. For information on transactions made since the above mentioned dates, please refer to the website of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.
2) Call options issued by AB Industrivärden (1,000,000 call options) and Investor AB (1,000,000 call options), each entitling the purchase of one Ericsson B share from AB Industrivärden/Investor AB respectively.