Peter Laurin is Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Managed Services, one of Ericsson’s four business areas, since April 1, 2017. Business Area Managed Services designs, optimizes and manages networks for operators around the world. In addition, the business area manages operators’ IT applications and data centers. Ericsson provides managed services in more than 100 countries supporting approximately 1 billion subscribers.
Before holding his current position, he served as Head of Region Northern Europe & Central Asia – Ericsson’s former home region and one of 10 into which the business was divided at the time.
Laurin has held various leadership positions within Ericsson, including as Head of Ericsson’s Global Customer Unit Vodafone; General Manager of Customer Unit T-Mobile in the US; Vice President of Managed Services in Western Europe for former Business Unit Global Services; General Manager of Multimedia, Systems Integration and Hosting for former Region North America; Head of Managed Services Hosting/Cloud for former Business Unit Global Services; and Director of Outsourcing Engagement for former Business Unit Global Services. He has been based in locations such as Sweden, North America, the UK and Malaysia, and has broad experience from various areas of the company.
Prior to joining Ericsson via the Excellerate Management Trainee Program in 2001, Laurin worked for the management consultancy firm Arthur D. Little and co-founded the mobile marketing start-up Mediatude Ltd. Peter holds a master’s degree from Chalmers University of Technology and an MBA from the School of Economics and Commercial Law, Gothenburg, Sweden, which included an exchange program at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.