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Vidya Krishnan

Ericsson's Chief Learning Officer

Vidya Krishnan


North America

Vidya Krishnan is the Chief Learning Officer of Ericsson, leading Ericsson’s Global Learning and Development team as part of Ericsson’s Global People organization, and amplified by an incredible extended community of learning leaders across the company. Vidya and her team have responsibility for transforming capability creation for every one of Ericsson’s 95,000+ people in over 180 countries around the world. Ericsson is empowering an intelligent, sustainable, and connected world by enabling the full value of connectivity—and lifelong learning and leadership are vital to success.

Vidya Krishnan is a technology and entrepreneurial leader with 20+ years of experience in Networks, Digital Services, Learning, Engineering, Consulting, and Business Transformation Operations.  She fervently believes that learning is the intersection of execution, strategy, and engagement.   She began her career in engineering operations with AT&T, then worked at Nortel, building and launching wireless networks before joining Ericsson in 2009, where she has held a variety of leadership positions in Networks, Digital Services, and now People. She holds a B.S. degree from Princeton University and an M.S. degree from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering, with a specialization in how technology can uplift impoverished areas.  Vidya is particularly proud and privileged to sponsor the Ericsson-Girl Scouts Alliance, a unique and growing partnership dedicated to building tomorrow’s STEM Leadership Pipeline today.   She and her husband Karthik are parents to two teenagers and two dogs (who behave like teenagers).  Vidya and her best friend Nithya enjoy coaching their kids’ team in Destination Imagination, a global, non-profit, creative problem-solving organization.