Ericsson appoints Anders Thulin as Sr VP, Business Excellence and CIO

Ericsson has 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.

On Thulin’s appointment Hans Vestberg said, “With a strong background and knowledge in the high-tech, IT and telecom, 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, 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.

Anders Thulin said, “The IT- and telecom market is transforming and so is Ericsson as a company. We are placing an even stronger focus on profitable growth through business excellence and delivering global scale ICT services. I think this is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of this journey with Ericsson.”

The new Group Function Business Excellence & Common Functions will also incorporate IT, shared services, real estate and process & information.

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