Monday, August 10, 2009

Ericsson Appoints Douglas Gilstrap as Head of Strategy

Ericsson has appointed Douglas L. Gilstrap as Senior Vice President and Head of Group Function Strategy.  Gilstrap has previously served with SITA (Societé Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautiques), a Paris based data network cooperative serving the airline industry. He was appointed CFO, then COO to Equant Network Services, a spin-off of SITA which was funded by Morgan Stanley private equity. In 2000, Douglas was named CEO of Radianz where he led a team responsible for creating, building, and managing the largest financial extranet. Later Gilstrap was strategic advisor for Cable & Wireless for three years, where he worked on turnaround issues which included UK development and acquisition activities.

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