Ericsson Appoints Paolo Collela As India Head

paolo-collela-ericssonEricsson today said it appointed Paolo Collela as its India head. Collela replaces Chrish Houghton who has been in that position for last two years. The Swedish company sent Houghton to head the company’s business in North East Asia.

Paolo Colella will assumes his new role from September 1, 2015. In the past he has been responsible for Ericsson’s Consulting and Systems Integration practice globally for around six years. In this new role, Paolo will also take a seat on Ericsson’s Global Leadership Team, reporting to the Chairman of Region India and Senior Vice President Asia-Pacific, Mats H Olsson.

Prior to this role, Paolo had worked as Executive VP Sales and Marketing at Ericsson United Kingdom (UK), responsible for managing both Telco and non-telco customers in UK. Paolo joined Ericsson in 2001 as Vice President- Global Services at Ericsson Italia and since then has held different positions within Sales and Marketing, Services and Key account management. Across his various roles, Paolo has helped Customers transform their operations by fully leveraging the benefits of digital and mobile technologies as well as innovation.

President and CEO Hans Vestberg said,” Chris has successfully managed Ericsson’s operations in India during his two year stint in the country and enabled the India operations to grow into the largest employee base for Ericsson in the world. Paolo takes charge from Chris at a time when Ericsson in India is well poised for growth and team in India is fully geared to leverage the new market opportunities and contribute to the growth of the Indian telecom sector.”


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