By Telecom Lead Team: Wireless infrastructure major Ericsson
announced the appointment of Ulf Ewaldsson as senior vice president, chief
technology officer, head of Group Function Technology & Portfolio
Management at Ericsson.
Ulf Ewaldsson is currently head of Product Area Radio within
Ericsson’s Business Unit Networks and a member of Ericsson’s research board.
In this position he has been instrumental in defining the
creation of some of the products that reflect Ericsson’s technology leadership
such as HSPA and LTE in the Radio Access Network (RAN), the multi-standard
radio base station RBS6000 and the Antenna Integrated Radio Unit: AIR.
Ewaldsson brings to this position more than 20 years of
experience in product management, industry development and customer
“Ulf has spent more than 20 years in positions that
have taken him very close to our customers and the development of the
telecommunications industry. I am happy that he can now bring his vast
experience from different markets and customers to lead our technology function
in the shaping of the Networked Society, where everything that benefits from a
connection will be connected,” Hans Vestberg, president and CEO, Ericsson.
“Ericsson has the industry leading research
organization with a strong focus in the wireless area and the IP and
application domain as well as being the industry driver and leader in open
standardization and industry forums. I look forward to join this team and lead
its continuous success,” Ulf Ewaldsson said.
He started within Ericsson in 1990 and had since held
various management positions in the group including Head of Ericsson in
different countries and key customer accounts. As part of his assignments he
has been based in China, Japan, Hong Kong and Hungary.
Ulf Ewaldsson will be a member of Ericsson’s Executive
Leadership team and will be based in Stockholm, Sweden. Therefore he will not
take on the role as Head of Ericsson Silicon Valley, which HÃ¥kan Eriksson also
“Ericsson continues to have a strong commitment to our
operations in Silicon Valley. Our operation in San Jose remains the center of
our IP business – We will continue to drive the convergence of fixed, mobile
and Internet from Silicon Valley and focus on strengthening partnerships in the
areas of both hardware and software, Internet applications as well as in the PC
industry,” Hans Vestberg added.
Recently, Ericsson announced that Hakan Eriksson, senior vice president, chief technology officer, head of
Group Function Technology & Portfolio Management and head of Ericsson in
Silicon Valley, will take on a new role as head of Ericsson’s business in
Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Hakan has been instrumental in building
Ericsson’s technology leadership across many technology standards.