Ericsson names new SVP, Head of Digital Services

By Jonathan Dyble
Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson has revealed that it has appointed Jan Karlsson as its new Senior Vice President, Head of Business Area Digita...

Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson has revealed that it has appointed Jan Karlsson as its new Senior Vice President, Head of Business Area Digital Services, and a member of Ericsson’s executive team.

The announcement comes as an internal appointment, with Karlsson having held a number of key roles at the company since rejoining Ericsson in 2014, having previously left the company in 1999.

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“I am very pleased to welcome Jan as a permanent member to the executive team. Under his leadership he has ensured that we have continued to execute on our plans to turn the business around in Digital Services,” Börje Ekholm, President and CEO.

Most recently, he stood as Head of Solutions Area BSS within the company’s Business Area Digital Services division.

Further, previously Karlsson acted as the CEO of Digital Route – an independent software vendor that largely focused on data collection and processing across both a number of industries, including telecommunications.

His latest appointment will be effective as of 1 August.

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