Senior Vice President, Head of Region North America and Chief Strategy Officer
As Chief Strategy Officer, Rima Qureshi is responsible for the company’s overall strategy, capital and resource allocation, portfolio management, partnering, new business development and M&A. In July 2016, she was also appointed Head of Region North America. In this expanded role, she is responsible for driving revenue growth, profitability and cash flow for Ericsson’s business in North America.
Prior to joining Ericsson in 1993, Qureshi worked for six years as an IT consultant in various public and private enterprises. Her career in Ericsson started in R&D and has spanned leadership roles in product management, sales and services. In addition to serving as Head of a Business Unit, she has successfully managed acquisitions including Nortel Carrier Networks.
Qureshi has extensive global management experience, having led organizations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and globally. She works very closely with Ericsson’s largest customers, leveraging her strong operational background.
In addition to her business responsibilities, Qureshi led Ericsson Response for 10 years, working closely with various United Nations agencies. Ericsson Response is an employee volunteer program that provides technical expertise in humanitarian response scenarios.
Qureshi was appointed to the Board of Directors of MasterCard Worldwide in April 2011, based on her broad international experience and business acumen. From April 2014 to April 2016, she served on the Supervisory Board of Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services. In May 2016, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of Great-West Lifeco Inc., an international financial services company.
Qureshi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and an MBA in International Business, both from McGill University in Montréal, Canada.