Ericsson restructures biz, Arun Bansal and Peter Laurin will leave

Ericsson today revealed that Arun Bansal, Jan Karlsson and Peter Laurin will leave the Executive Team – as part of a major restructuring to ensure business growth. Arun Bansal and Peter Laurin will leave Ericsson.
Ericsson CEO Borje Ekholm at MWC 2018Ericsson will combine Digital Services and Area Managed Services to create Cloud Software and Services business unit. Per Narvinger will head the Cloud Software and Services unit and will be a member of the Ericsson Executive Team. Per Narvinger Narvinger is currently Head of Product Area Networks within Business Area Networks.

Cloud Software and Services Business Unit will enable Ericsson to capitalize on the convergence of cloud, software and services. Ericsson aims to leverage investments in R&D, increase cloud native expertise and build its combined offerings for automation and AI for service delivery.

This will allow Ericsson to build on the success in recent years which includes strong development in the cloud native 5G core portfolio where 16 out of the 20 largest operators have chosen Ericsson. Managed Services has undergone a significant transformation in recent years with the introduction of the AI-driven Ericsson Operation Engine, enabling proactive and predictive network and IT operations and optimization, and a shift towards a more software-driven offering.

Jan Karlsson, currently head of Business Area Digital Services, will leave the Executive Team and drive the development of the Global Network Platform, reporting to CEO Borje Ekholm. Peter Laurin, head of Business Area Managed Services will leave Ericsson for opportunities outside Ericsson.

Ericsson will combine Cradlepoint and Dedicated Networks to create Enterprise Wireless Solutions business unit, for driving the growth plan for enterprise. George Mulhern will be the head of Enterprise Wireless Solutions unit and will be a member of the Ericsson Executive Team. George Mulhern is currently CEO of Cradlepoint.

Enterprise Wireless Solutions Business Unit will enable Ericsson to build on success which includes strong growth for Cradlepoint as 5G coverage increases on the US C-band and the launch of Ericsson Private 5G (EP5G) in several leading markets.

Asa Tamsons will continue in her role as Senior Vice President and head of Business Area Technologies & New Businesses which will to focus on developing new business solutions to accelerate growth across Ericsson’s core and enterprise businesses.

Ericsson will introduce Group Function Global Operations. Moti Gyamlani will head Group Function Global Operations unit and will be a member of the Ericsson Executive Team. Moti Gyamlani is currently working as Head of Group Sourcing.

Group Function Global Operations will include Sourcing, IT, Digital Transformation, Group Sales, Real Estate and the operations parts of the People and Finance Functions. By creating a global operations function, Ericsson will be able to run its global operations more effectively and consistently across the organization.

The new Group structure will take effect June 1, 2022. Ericsson, one of the leading mobile network suppliers and telecom software, did not indicate any job reduction following the implementation of the new business structure.

The new organization structure is part of Ericsson’s strategy to be a leader in mobile infrastructure and to establish an enterprise business.

Arun Bansal, currently Executive Vice President and Head of Market Area Europe and Latin America, will leave the company to pursue other opportunities. He has been with Ericsson since 1995 and has been in his current role for the last five years. The Acting Head of Market Area Europe and Latin America will be announced separately.