Vestberg, Photo courtesy of Ericsson
June 23, 1965 |
|Occupation||CEO of Ericsson|
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.
Education and career
He received a Business Administration degree from the Uppsala University, Sweden, in 1991, Vestberg got employed at Ericsson Cables  in his hometown Hudiksvall. Since then he has had different management positions for Ericsson in China, Sweden, Chile and Brazil.
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.
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