Telecom Career: Ericsson names head of strategy, technology

Staff writer
26 Sep 2016

Ericsson announced last week the appointment of Ulf Ewaldsson (pictured) as senior vice president, chief strategy and technology officer and head of Group Function Strategy and Technology, as the Swedish vendor combines its strategy and technology functions.

Ewaldsson has been at Ericsson since 1990, and currently serves as CTO and head of Group Function Technology. He has now taken on the responsibilities of chief strategy officer as well, after Ericsson's current chief strategy officer, Rima Qureshi, was appointed to head Ericsson’s business in North America. In addition to the role of head of North America, Qureshi will also continue to drive the strategic partnership with Cisco.

Both Ewaldsson and Qureshi continue to be Executive Leadership Team members and report to Jan Frykhammar, who became interim CEO after the departure of Hans Vestberg in July.

"This move is a natural step as Rima focuses fully on driving the business development and customer relationships in one of the most advanced technology markets in the world. In the rapid technology development and transformation of our industry it makes perfect sense to combine technology strategy and strategy development into one process."

Polycom appoints Alex Lee VP of sales for Greater China

Alex K.S. Lee has joined Polycom as vice president of sales for Greater China to drive the company’s growth in the region.

Based in Beijing, Lee, who assumed his new role on September 20, oversees all operational aspects and brings renewed focus on partner alignment to address new opportunities in this market.

Lee has over 30 years of leadership, sales and management experience in several multinational technology organisations. He joins Polycom from Unified Communications software company Pexip where he was most recently served as president of Greater China.

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