Change in Ericsson's executive leadership team

Press release
Sep 20, 2010 05:45 (GMT +00:00)
  • Torbjörn Possne assumes the role as head of Global Customer Unit Vodafone
  • Effective October 1, 2010

Torbjörn Possne is currently Senior Vice President and Head of Group Function Sales & Marketing and member of Ericsson's (NASDAQ:ERIC) Executive Leadership team. He has most recently led the work of aligning Ericsson's sales and marketing processes with the newly established regional organization.

"I have enjoyed the challenge of adapting our sales and marketing processes together with related tools to meet both the new regional set up and a changing industry. But at heart I want to be out in the field and I am excited to now work even closer with our customers," says Torbjörn Possne.

Hans Vestberg, CEO and President at Ericsson says: "Torbjörn has done a great job developing our global sales and marketing function as well as culture. His experience and deep knowledge of our customers needs make him well suited to lead one of our key global customer units."

Prior to his current position Possne was head of Market Unit Northern Europe, he has 16 years of experience in Sales within Ericsson, 11 of them on international assignments. Possne is replacing Jörgen Nilsson who has decided to pursue opportunities outside Ericsson.

The search for Torbjörn Possne's replacement has started; a new Head of Group Function Sales & Marketing will be announced separately.

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