Telecom Lead Europe: Ericsson executive Eva Elmstedt has joined Nokia Siemens Networks to lead services business.
Eva Elmstedt will report to CEO Rajeev Suri and join the company’s executive board.
Eva replaces Bosco Novak, who left the company at the end of 2012.
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At Ericsson, Elmstedt recently held the role of vice president, Product Related Services responsible for network implementation, care services and optimization services. She was responsible for a significant portion of Ericsson’s revenue, managed a large, global organization, and drove significantly improved revenue and profitability.
Before that role, Elmstedt held a number of other senior roles at Ericsson and was responsible for Customer Support and IT Service Delivery.
“She has both depth and drive, and I look forward to her taking our powerful Services organization to the next level, ensuring we have a strong, profitable business,” said Suri.
The company manages 750 million subscribers at 190 operators and close to 2 million network elements. Through remote site integration it puts one site on air every 100 seconds, which is an industry record.
Eva has approximately 30 years of Telecom and IT experience. She spent many years in the IT sector including ten years with IBM where she held several senior positions in consulting and management.