Hans Vestberg

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Hans Vestberg
Hans Vestberg.jpg
Vestberg, Photo courtesy of Ericsson
Born (1965-06-23) June 23, 1965 (age 50)
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 holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Uppsala University.

Vestberg joined Ericsson in 1988. He has broad international experience, having held various management positions for Ericsson in China, Brazil, Mexico and the US. He remains the international adviser to the Governor of Guangdong, China.

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 founding member of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, where he chairs the task group on the post-2015 development agenda after having chaired the Commission’s climate-change working group. Vestberg is also a member of the Leadership Council of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

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]

Vestberg is the chairman of the Swedish Handball Association.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/microsoft-ceo-race-profile-hans-vestberg-1432569

External links[edit]

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