Telecom industry association GSMA has appointed Mats Granryd as director general.
Granryd, who served most recently as president and CEO of Tele2 Group, will assume leadership of the GSMA on 1 January 2016.
Mats Granryd will replace Anne Bouverot, who recently announced her decision to step down as director general from the global telecom industry body.
Granryd joined Tele2 as president and CEO in 2010. Previously, he spent 15 years in a variety of roles at Ericsson, most recently as head of Northern Europe and Central Asia.
Prior to joining Ericsson, he was a management consultant in telecom strategies at ARRIGO and Andersen Consulting.
“We made tremendous progress in our industry’s relatively short lifetime, but we have significant opportunities ahead of us as we look to not only connect the unconnected, but also deliver a vast range of new technologies, products and services that will improve our lives and allow us to engage more effectively with our environments,” said Mats Granryd.