President and CEO, Ericsson
Hans Vestberg is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ericsson Group, the world’s leading provider of telecommunications technology and services.
Vestberg joined Ericsson in 1991. He has broad international experience, having held various management positions for Ericsson inChina,Brazil,Mexicoand theUS. He remains the international advisor to the Governor of Guangdong,China. Vestberg served as Ericsson’s Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2009 before becoming CEO.
Along with the rest of Ericsson’s executive team, Vestberg is focused on advancing the company’s leadership through innovation, technology, services and sustainable business solutions. Under his direction, Ericsson has become the main driver toward the Networked Society, where connectivity is the fuel of progress.
In 2011 Vestberg was named the 6th most powerful man in wireless by Fierce Wireless.
He is a leading advocate of the Millennium Development Goals, and for the potential of mobility and broadband to tackle some of the world’s most compelling issues such as poverty, health, education and climate change. He is a member of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, and chaired the Commission’s climate-change working group. He is also on the advisory board of the Digital Health Initiative.
President and CEO (since 2010).
- Born in 1965.
- Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics,UniversityofUppsala.
- Board Chairman: ST-Ericsson and Svenska Handbollförbundet.
- Board member: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Thernlunds AB.
- Holdings in Ericsson:* 116,535 Class B shares.
- Background: First Executive Vice President until December 31, 2009. Chief Financial Officer and Head of Group Function Finance until October 31, 2009. Previously Executive Vice President and Head of Business Unit Global Services. Various positions in the Group since 1988, including Vice President and Head of Market Unit Mexico and Head of Finance and Control in USA, Brazil and Chile. International advisor to the Governor of Guangdong, China and co-chairman of the Russian-Swedish Business Council. Member of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, heading the broadband and climate-change workstream, and member of the advisory board of the Digital Health Initiative.