Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area Networks
Fredrik Jejdling is Executive Vice President (since November 7, 2017) and Head of Business Area Networks at Ericsson (since April 1, 2017). He runs the company’s largest business area with full P&L responsibility and brings to this role years of experience with customers in diverse markets. He also oversees the global production and progress of Ericsson’s radio and transport products and services across all mobile technology generations.
Additionally, he supervises 5G commercialization across Ericsson, including the conduct of 5G trials with operators. Apart from running a global unit with 28,000 employees, Jejdling manages Ericsson’s global sourcing with over 24,000 suppliers, as well as the resource planning for service delivery people.
Jejdling was previously Head of Business Unit Network Services. From 2013 to 2016 he headed Region sub-Saharan Africa, and from 2011 to 2013 he was Head of Region India. He also held various positions within Business Unit Global Services, including Head of Sales and Finance in 2008.
Jejdling has spent the past six years in two continents – Africa and India – where technology innovations such as mobile money have influenced the lives of many. Under his leadership, Ericsson’s operations in India enjoyed a major turnaround. In Africa, he initiated a competence shift to facilitate digital transformation and serve new business.
Before joining Ericsson in 2006, Jejdling held senior positions at Tele2 Group and Electrolux Group in Asia Pacific.
Jejdling has an M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics and received Lieutenant/Reserve Officer training from the Royal Swedish Naval Academy. He enjoys all types of sports but particularly kite and windsurfing.