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Market Area Middle East & Africa leadership team members

Fadi Pharaon

Fadi Pharaon

Senior Vice President and Head of Ericsson Middle East & Africa (since September 1, 2019)

Joined Ericsson: 1998

Background: Vice President of Networks & Managed Services within Market Area Europe & Latin America. He has held management positions within Ericsson, including Head of Presales and Strategy for Ericsson Region South East Asia & Oceania, Country Manager for Ericsson Singapore and Brunei, led the Service Creation & Mobile Media division at Ericsson Greater China.

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Alp Uysal

Vice President and Head of Strategy, Technology, Sustainability & Public Affairs at Ericsson Middle East & Africa (Since May 2017)

Joined Ericsson: 2006

Background: Uysal has held several management roles in Sales, Commercial Management, Mobile Broadband Practice, Strategy, Marketing and Industry & Society functions globally and within Market Area Middle East before being promoted to his current role in 2017.

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Camilla Overödder

Vice President and Head of Commercial Management at Ericsson Middle East & Africa (Since June 2017)

Joined Ericsson: 1995

Background: Overödder held a number of positions during her time at Ericsson Sweden within Procurement, Business Development and Price Management before moving to work for Ericsson Greece in 1999 as the Price Manager for the STET Hellas account. She also served the Business Unit Global Services as the Head of Commercial Management at Business Unit Radio.

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Chafic Traboulsi

Vice President and Head of Networks at Ericsson Middle East & Africa (Since May 2017)

Joined Ericsson: 1999

Background: Traboulsi joined Ericsson 18 years ago in Montreal. He Currently heads Operations and Sales for Ericsson's largest business area covering the Middle East and Africa. He held several Sales Vice President roles in North Africa and Indochina, including in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and the Philippines. In 2015 he was named Global Customer Unit head for a large service provider group.

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Ekow Nelson

Vice President and Head of Global Customer Unit Etisalat and Pakistan at Ericsson Middle East & Africa (Since September 2018)

Joined Ericsson: 2012

Background: Ekow has extensive global experience in Telecom and IT with a proven track‐record in strategy, sales and delivery of digital technologies and complex transformations solutions in more than 40 countries. During his tenure at Ericsson, Ekow has held leadership positions in the UAE, Sweden, India and the UK.

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Eva Andrén

Vice President and Head of Managed Services at Ericsson Middle East & Africa (Since May 2017)

Joined Ericsson: 1990

Background: Prior to her current role, Eva had the position of Vice President and Head of Group Functions Sourcing. She has 20 years of experience in the ICT industry globally. This includes management of purchasing, global supply chains and customer projects, as well as large transformation programs.

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Fida Kibbi

Vice President and Head of Marketing & Communications at Ericsson Middle East & Africa (Since May 2017)

Joined Ericsson: 2007

Background: Joined as Head of Internal communications; was later appointed Head of External Communications for Region Middle East. Her previous roles also include Head of Marketing & Communications for Region Middle East & North East Africa.

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Girish Johar

Vice President and Head of Human Resources at Ericsson Middle East & Africa (Since June 2017)

Joined Ericsson: 1995

Background: Girish has over 30 years of in depth experience in Human Resources across multiple industries including Telecommunications, IT, Chemicals & Steel and across geographies in India, Middle East and Africa. He started his career at Ericsson India right at the start of its entry in India and supported the organization to reach a size of 15,000 employees.

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Jonathan Adams

Vice President and Head of Customer Unit South and East Africa at Ericsson Middle East & Africa (Since February 2017)

Joined Ericsson: 2010

Background: Jonathan has worked at Ericsson for 18 years over two separate periods, functioning in a range of roles in Technical Support, Sourcing & Partnering, Project, Pricing, Commercial Management and Sales. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Head of Pricing & Transformation Program.

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Lucky La Riccia

Head of Digital Services at Ericsson Middle East & Africa (Since May 2019)

Joined Ericsson: 2004

Background: Having led various assignments across the globe, La Riccia has mastered the leadership of technology teams and introduction of leading technology changes into customer environments.

During his tenure at Ericsson, Lucky held several leadership positions across the Digital Services portfolio within Asia Pacific and India across a multitude of technology areas including Operations Support System (OSS), Business support system (BSS) and Core network domains.

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Magnus Sjödin

Head of Legal at Ericsson Middle East & Africa (Since April 2017)

Joined Ericsson: 1999

Background: Sjödin has previously held numerous positions within Ericsson Group Function Legal affairs. Prior to his current role, he was Head of Legal for region Middle East & North East Africa at Ericsson.

Maha Bouzeid

Vice President and Head of Sourcing at Ericsson Middle East and Africa (Since May 2017)

Joined Ericsson: 2010

Background: Bouzeid joined Ericsson as part of the Excellerate Global Management Program for top talents and went on to become the Vice President of Sales at Ericsson UK for the global Vodafone account. She was named one of Sweden's Future Women Leaders in 2010 and 2013.

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Mathias Johansson

Vice President and Head of Customer Unit STC, Saudi Arabia and Egypt at Ericsson Middle East & Africa (Since June 2017)

Background: Mathias has extensive global experience in ICT, having worked in different leadership roles in Ericsson in addition to Consulting, Sales support, Business development and Sales. He has functioned in diverse environments across the globe, including China, Taiwan, East Africa and Saudi Arabia.

Mohamad Dergham

Vice President and Head of Levant and Global Customer Unit Ooredoo at Ericsson Middle East & Africa (Since February 2017)

Joined Ericsson: 1998

Background: Dergham began his career at Ericsson Lebanon as Head of the Technical Team in the Middle East before moving on to perform New and Key account responsibilities in KSA, UAE, and Jordan, eventually becoming Country Manager in Iraq in 2011. Prior to his current role he was Head of Customer Unit North Middle East.

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Nicolas Blixell

Vice President and Head of Global Customer Unit MTN and Customer Unit MTN Africa at Ericsson Middle East & Africa (Since June 2018)

Joined Ericsson: 2006

Background: Nicholas has held several leadership positions across the company and until recently, served as the Head of West Africa overseeing Ericsson's businesses with several operators across 24 countries. In 2012, as Vice President and Head of Sourcing Partnership and Mergers & Acquisitions in Region Asia South and Oceania, he earned the title of 'Ericsson Sourcing Region of the Year'.

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Nora Wahby

Vice President and Head of Customer Unit West Africa at Ericsson Middle East & Africa (Since June 2018)

Joined Ericsson: 2001

Background: Wahby joined Ericsson in Egypt in 2001 and moved to leading various projects for diverse customers in Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, and South Africa. Prior to assuming her current role, Wahby was the Key Account Manager for MTN South Africa responsible for driving business growth and capturing new market opportunities.

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Wojciech Bajda

Vice President and Head of Gulf Council Countries and Global Customer Unit Zain at Ericsson Middle East & Africa (Since April 2017)

Joined Ericsson: 2000

Background: During his tenure in Ericsson, Bajda has taken on different sales positions, including Key Account Manager for T-mobile in Poland. In 2009, he started his international assignment with Ericsson and worked in Africa, where he managed Orange and Millicom Accounts. In 2013, he moved to Ukraine and led Ericsson's business in Eurasia, which consisted of 11 countries from Belarusia to Mongolia.

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