Nina Macpherson new General Counsel at Ericsson

Press release
Dec 21, 2010 06:45 (GMT +00:00)
Photo - Nina Macpherson
  • Effective January 1, 2011
  • Member of Ericsson's Executive Leadership Team
  • Carl Olof Blomqvist to retire on March 31, 2011

Nina Macpherson is appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Head of Group Function Legal Affairs at Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), effective as of January 1, 2011. Macpherson is currently Vice President and Deputy Head of Group Function Legal Affairs.

Hans Vestberg, President and CEO of Ericsson, says: "I have appointed a highly competent lawyer with broad experience and excellent leadership skills to lead this function. Nina has, from her previous positions key insights about the company and the industry."

Macpherson has worked as an in-house lawyer and as a legal advisor to various shipping companies and as lawyer with a Swedish law firm prior to joining Ericsson in 1996 as Group Legal Counsel.

From 1999 to 2007 she held the position as Vice President, Corporate Governance and Antitrust Law. In 2007 she was appointed Vice President, Head of General Counsel's Office and was appointed Vice President and Deputy Head of Group Function Legal Affairs, in April, 2010.

Carl Olof Blomqvist, presently General Counsel and Head of Group Function Legal Affairs, will retire on March 31, 2011 after eleven years with the company.

Macpherson will be member of Ericsson's Executive Leadership Team as of January 1, 2011, replacing Blomqvist.

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Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices. 

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