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Ericsson announces changes to Executive Team

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  • Jan Karlsson is appointed Senior Vice President, Head of Business Area Digital Services, and member of Ericsson’s Executive Team, effective August 1, 2018
  • Business Area Digital Services is executing on its strategy and tracking towards a turnaround
  • Jan Karlsson has been acting in this position since February 1, 2018
Press release
Jul 18, 2018 05:40 (GMT +00:00)

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has appointed Jan Karlsson Senior Vice President, Head of Business Area Digital Services, effective August 1, 2018. Effective the same date he will become member of the Ericsson Executive Team.

Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, says: “I am very pleased to welcome Jan as a permanent member to the Executive Team. Under his leadership he has ensured that we have continued to execute on our plans to turn the business around in Digital Services.”

Karlsson has held several executive positions within Ericsson since he joined the company in 2014. Most recently he held the position as Head of Solution Area BSS within Business Area Digital Services. Before joining Ericsson, Karlsson was CEO of DigitalRoute, an independent software vendor focusing on data collection and pre-processing across telco and non-telco verticals.


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