Hans Vestberg

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Hans Vestberg
Hans Vestberg.jpg
Vestberg, Photo courtesy of Ericsson
Born (1965-06-23) June 23, 1965 (age 51)
Hudiksvall, Sweden
Occupation Former CEO of Ericsson

Hans Vestberg (born 23 June 1965) is a Swedish businessman and the former CEO of telecommunications company Ericsson.

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

Vestberg has worked for Ericsson in China, Brazil, Mexico and the US. He is a founding member of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, where he chairs the task group on the post-2015 development agenda.

Education and career[edit]

He received a Business Administration degree from the Uppsala University, Sweden, in 1991,[1] Vestberg got employed at Ericsson Cables [2] in his hometown Hudiksvall. Since then he has had different management positions for Ericsson in China, Sweden, Chile and Brazil.[3]

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. He stepped down as CEO on 25 July 2016, following a dismal Q2 results.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Vestberg is the chairman of the Swedish Handball Association.[5] He also is the trainer of IFK Stocksund P02, a handball team in Stockholm.[citation needed]


External links[edit]

Press comments to Vestberg's appointment as Ericsson CEO: