Ericsson Appoints a CIO
STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced the appointment of Anders Thulin as Senior Vice President Business Excellence and CIO for the Ericsson Group. Anders Thulin will report to Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg and be a member of the Ericsson Leadership Team. As of October 1, 2013 Thulin will head the newly formed unit, Group Function Business Excellence & Common Functions.
Hans Vestberg, says: "The world, our customers, the industry and Ericsson are all going through a transformation. We have improved our strategy execution in recent years, and now it is time to take a next step to become even better. With a strong background and knowledge in the high-tech, IT and telecom industries, Anders Thulin will further strengthen our strategy execution and governance capabilities. In his position as CIO, he will ensure that we implement global scale improvements across the company creating efficiency gains. He will work to leverage our global mobile enterprise services and capabilities which will also be beneficial for our customers."
As a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, a world leading management consulting firm, Thulin has gained more than 20 years of experience in implementing business excellence across diverse industries, including high-tech, IT and telecom. He holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics, including MBA studies at the Western University, Ivey Business School.
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