President and CEO (since January 16, 2017)
Börje Ekholm is President and CEO of the Ericsson Group.
Börje Ekholm assumed this role on January 16, 2017. He knows the company and the industry well after being a Board member of Ericsson for nearly 10 years (first elected 2006).
Most recently Ekholm was CEO of Patricia Industries, a division within Investor AB (2015-January 15, 2017). Prior to assuming this position in 2015, he was President and CEO of Investor AB between 2005 and 2015. Previous positions also include Head of New Investments and President of Investor Growth Capital Inc. Ekholm has had various positions at Novare Kapital AB and McKinsey & Co Inc.
Börje Ekholm holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, as well as a Master of Business Administration, from INSEAD, France.
He is a board member of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Alibaba, Inc. Ekholm is also Member of the Board of Trustees of Choate Rosemary Hall and the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce New York. Since 2017, Member of the Stering Committee of the World Economic Forum Digital Communication Governors and a member of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. Holds Honorary Doctorate at The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.