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.
Nationality: Sweden and USA.
Board Member:
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Alibaba, Inc.
Holdings in Ericsson: 1,030,760 Class B shares, 2,000,000 call options, and 24,789 synthetic shares (reflects holdings as per February 21, 2018).
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. Holds Honorary Doctorate at The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

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Fredrik Jejdling

Fredrik Jejdling
Executive Vice President  (since November 7, 2017) 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.
Nationality: Sweden
Board Member:
Teknikföretagen.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 11,245 Class B shares.
Background: Senior Vice President and 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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MajBritt Arfert

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

Born 1963. Bachelor of Human Resources, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Nationality: Sweden.
Board Member:
None.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 20,485 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, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India.
Nationality: India.
Board Chairman: Ericsson Nikola Tesla d.d.
Board Member:
OPCOM Cables Sdn Bhd, Malaysia.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 38,063 Class B shares.
Background: Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Network Products (July 2016 – March 2017). Joined Ericsson in 1995 and has held various senior positions in the company, including Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Radio, Head of Region South East Asia and Oceania and Country Manager in Indonesia and Bangladesh and has worked in Malaysia and USA.

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Xavier Dedullen

Xavier Dedullen
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Group Function Legal Affairs & Compliance, and Secretary to the Board of Directors for Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson. (since April 1, 2018)

Born 1964. Master of Laws (Lic. Jur.) from KU University of Leuven, Belgium, and Master of Laws (LL.M.). from New York University School of Law, USA. Bachelor in Law, Facultés Notre Dame de la Paix, Belgium
Nationality: Belgium
Board Member:
 none
Holdings in Ericsson:* none
Background: Previously, Group General Counsel at LafargeHolcim Ltd (2013 – 2018) with responsibility for the Legal and Compliance functions based in Switzerland.  Vice President International for Legal and External Affairs and has held other senior management positions at Verizon Business (2004 – 2013) based in the UK and Hong Kong.  Prior to that, various senior legal positions in the telecoms, banking and power industries based in the UK and Switzerland.  He started his career in private practice in New York.  

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Erik Ekudden

Erik Ekudden
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (since April 1, 2018)

Born 1968. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Nationality: Sweden.
Board Member: ATIS and The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 22,030 Class B shares
Background: Group CTO and Head of Technology and Architecture 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, CTO Americas in Santa Clara US, and Head of Standardization and Industry.

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Niklas Heuveldop

Niklas Heuveldop
Senior Vice President, Head of Market Area North America (since September 12, 2017) 
Born 1968. 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.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 13,368 Class B shares.
Background:  Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Group Function Technology & Emerging Business (April 2017 – March 2018) . 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, Huddersfield Polytechnic, United Kingdom.
Nationality: United Kingdom.
Board Member:
None.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 27,066 Class B shares.
Background: 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.
Nationality: Malaysia.
Board Member:
None.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 27,989 Class B shares
Background: Previously Head of Region Middle East (July 2016 – March 2017). She has held 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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Jan Karlsson

Jan Karlsson
Senior Vice President, Head of Business Area Digital Services (since August 1, 2018).

Born 1966. Bachelor in Business Administration, ESSEC Business School, France.
Nationality: Sweden.
Board Member:
None
Holdings in Ericsson:* 4,149 Class B-shares.
Background: Acting Head of Head of Business Area Digital Services February-July 2018. Previous Head of Solution Area BSS within Business Area Digital Services. Before joining Ericsson early 2017 Jan Karlsson was the CEO of DigitalRoute, an ISV focusing on data collection & pre-processing across Telco and Non-telco verticals

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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 of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Master of Business Administration, Gothenburg School of Economics and Commercial Law, Sweden.
Nationality: Sweden.
Board member: Byggvesta AB.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 8,086 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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Carl Mellander

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

Born 1964. Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics, University of Stockholm, Sweden.
Nationality: Sweden.
Board Member: None.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 27,203 Class B shares.
Background: Acting Chief Financial Officer and Head of Group Function Finance and Common Functions  (July 2016 – March 2017). Has previously held various positions within finance and business control within Ericsson, including Vice President and Group Treasurer and Head of Finance in Region Western and Central Europe. Previous positions include Head of Finance/CFO positions within the telecom operator space and defense industry. 

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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.
Nationality: Italy.
Board Member:
 None.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 32,653 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 Group Function Marketing & Corporate Relations (since February 1, 2018)

Born 1970. Master of International Business Administration, Linköping University, Sweden.

Nationality: Sweden.
Board Member:
None.
Holdings in Ericsson:* 35,740 Class B shares.
Background:  Senior Vice President, CMO and Head of Marketing & Communications between 2014 until January 31, 2018. 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.

Helena Norrman profile

Åsa Tamsons

Åsa Tamsons
Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Technologies & New Businesses (since October 1, 2018)

Born 1981 Master of Business Administration Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Nationality: Sweden
Board Member: None
Holdings in Ericsson:*: 6215 Class B shares
Background:  Head of Business Area Technlogy & Emerging Business (April- September 2018) Previously position as partner in McKinsey & Company, with focus on growth strategy, marketing and sales, high tech, and telecommunications, across Europe, the U.S., and Latin America. She has  been based in McKinsey’s Stockholm, San Francisco and Sao Paulo offices.

Åsa Tamsons Profile

* The number of shares reflects holdings as per December 31, 2017, 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, 2017, please refer to the website of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.