Hans Vestberg

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Hans Vestberg
Hans Vestberg.jpg
Vestberg, Photo courtesy of Ericsson
Born (1965-06-23) June 23, 1965 (age 49)
Hudiksvall, Sweden
Occupation CEO of Ericsson

Hans Vestberg (born 23 June 1965) is a Swedish businessman and the current CEO of telecommunications company Ericsson. Vestberg is also the chairman of the Swedish Handball Association.

Vestberg holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Uppsala University.

In 2011, Vestberg was named the 6th most powerful man in wireless by Fierce Wireless.[1]

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.[1]

Education and career[edit]

He received a Business Administration degree from the Uppsala University, Sweden, in 1991,[2] Vestberg got employed at Ericsson Cables [3] in his hometown Hudiksvall. Since then he has had different management positions for Ericsson in China, Sweden, Chile and Brazil.[4]

During the years from 1998 to 2000 Vestberg was CFO for Ericsson in Brazil and 2000-2002 he was CFO for Ericsson in North America and controller for North and South America. During 2002-2003 he was President for Ericsson in Mexico.

He also served as Chief Financial Officer for Ericsson from 2007 to 2009.

On 1 January 2010, he became CEO for Ericsson, replacing Carl-Henric Svanberg.

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Stockholm with his wife and two children.[citation needed] He enjoys outdoor sports activities and golf.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ericsson. "Hans Vestberg". Ericsson. 
  2. ^ Erika Svantesson, Hasse Eriksson. "Hans Vestberg ny vd för Ericsson". DN.SE. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Fakta: Hans Vestberg". st.nu. 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Hans Vestberg". Ericsson. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 

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