Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ericsson Appoints Heads for Global Services and CDMA Units

Ericsson has appointed Magnus Mandersson to lead its Global Services operation, leading 40,000 professionals in areas such as managed services, systems integration and consulting. Magnus Mandersson joined Ericsson in 2004 where he has held the positions as head of managed services and market unit Northern Europe. He was also the global key account executive for Deutsche Telekom. In 2009 he was appointed head of business unit CDMA Mobile Systems and member of the Group Management Team. Prior to Ericsson, he served as CEO of Tele2 Europe as well as COO for Millicom and held various executive positions within Ikea.

Rima Qureshi has been appointed to head Ericsson's CDMA and LTE business in North America. This operation, which was recently acquired from Nortel, has 2,500 employees in North America and China. Rima Qureshi is currently heading a strategic program for a major North American operator and Ericsson Response. From 1993-2000 she worked in a variety of managerial positions at Ericsson Research in Canada. In 2000, Rima took on responsibility for the global service delivery center in Montreal and two years later she was heading the service delivery centers for the Americas. Rima moved to Sweden and became head of Ericsson's global customer support business in 2004, responsible for supporting more than one billion mobile phone users worldwide. In 2008, she returned to Canada where she currently resides.

Both Magnus and Rima will be members of the Group Management Team.