Telecom Career: Ericsson HR chief resigns

Staff writer
04 Oct 2016

Ericsson HR head steps down as the Swedish vendor relocates the role to Stockholm

Ericsson announced it will move the position as chief HR officer to Stockholm, Sweden, to be close to the company CEO and the majority of the executive leadership team.

As a result, Bina Chaurasia, based in California, will resign from her role as senior vice president and chief HR officer, effective November 15, 2016, after serving the company for 6 years.

Maj-Britt Arfert will be acting chief HR officer from November 15 until the company finds a successor, Ericsson said in the statement.

Commenting on Chaurasia’s departure, Jan Frykhammar, CEO and president of Ericsson, said: "Bina has been instrumental in reshaping Ericsson's Human Resource function and developing Ericsson's People Strategy during a period of massive business transformation. With deep understanding of the company's overall goals and culture, Bina has been a highly appreciated member of our leadership team."

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