Working at Ericsson since 2011, Ralf Pichler is currently Head of Ericsson Iran and Turkey, managing Ericsson's business and operations in Iran and Turkey with over 1000 employees. Pichler is also a member of the supervisory board at Equinux AG. Previous to taking over his current role, he was VP and Head of Strategy & Portfolio within Global Services at Ericsson, representing Global Services at the company's Global Strategy Council.
Since 2001, Pichler has been building his career in the ICT industry, taking various positions at Ericsson, Capgemini Consulting, PwC Consulting, IBM Global Services and Bain. Being exposed to international cultures and working with diverse teams, Pichler has worked with Operators in over 20 countries globally including Russia, India, US, Brazil, Dubai, all Eastern Europe, Iran and Turkey. His profound experience in sales, operations and strategy comes from leading growth initiatives, Digital Transformation, product & services launches, due diligences, post-merger integrations and cost reduction & efficiency improvement programs.
Pichler studied Business Administration with focus on ICT, Computer Sciences and International Management at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. He also received a degree in International Business from Harvard University. Pichler is in fact still in touch with Academia as an international Lecturer for MBA ever since his first lecturing experience in 2009 at the University of San Diego.