Effective August 1, 2013, Valter D’Avino is appointed Head of Region Western & Central Europe and member of the Global Leadership Team (GLT). Valter is currently Head of Managed Services within Business Unit Global Services a successor to Valter in his current role will be announced separately. Valter succeeds Anders Runevad who has been part of successfully extending Ericsson’s leadership in Europe.

Ericsson today announced that effective August 1, 2013, Valter D’Avino is appointed Head of Region Western & Central Europe and member of the Ericsson Global Leadership Team. Valter is currently Head of Managed Services within Business Unit Global Services.

President and CEO Hans Vestberg said: "Over the past couple of years Ericsson has strengthened its presence across Western and Central Europe. In his new role Valter and his team will play a key role to further extend our leadership and ensure that we support our customers as the industry transforms. With a background in services Valter adds relevant experience as systems integration and consulting, in addition to managed services, grow in importance for our customers."

Having joined Ericsson in 1990 Valter D'Avino has held a number of different executive positions within Ericsson. From 2001 to 2004 he served as Global Customer Account and Key Account Manager for Telecom Italia Group. Between 2005 and 2006 Mr. D'Avino was President of the company Ericsson Network Services Italy. From 2007 to 2008 he was Vice President Services of Market Unit South East Europe. And most recently Valter D'Avino has held the position as Vice President and Head of Business Line Managed Services in Business Unit Global Services.

Valter D'Avino was born in 1961. He earned a Master of Science in 1986.

Valter succeeds Anders Runevad who has decided to leave Ericsson to pursue other opportunities.

Hans Vestberg said: "With almost 30 years in Ericsson, Anders has been part of the exciting development from fixed to mobile and now also to mobile data. In the many roles he has held in Ericsson during the years, as well as having held the position as Executive Vice President of Sony Ericsson, Anders has played an important part in maintaining Ericsson’s leadership."

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