Ericsson has announced significant changes to its group structure and executive team as it executes its strategy and growth ambitions whilst continuing to invest in R&D to maintain its technology leadership. The new executive team roles and the new organisation will take effect June 1, 2022.
Business Area Cloud Software and Services
Ericsson has created a Business Area Cloud Software and Services enabling the company to capitalise on the convergence of cloud, software and services. Through the new structure, Ericsson says it will be able to leverage investments in R&D, increase cloud native expertise and build its combined offerings for automation and AI for service delivery.
Per Narvinger is appointed Senior Vice President and head of Business Area Cloud Software and Services and will be a member of the Ericsson Executive Team. Narvinger is currently Head of Product Area Networks within Business Area Networks.
Jan Karlsson, currently head of Business Area Digital Services, will leave the executive team and instead drive the development of the Global Network Platform, reporting to CEO Börje Ekholm. Peter Laurin, currently head of Business Area Managed Services will leave Ericsson for opportunities outside Ericsson.
“Through the new Business Area Cloud Software and Services we provide solutions that will help our customers automate the increasingly complex networks for cost advantages and speed to market. By combining the two business areas we can coordinate our investments in orchestration and AI solutions leveraging insight from our network operations. This will allow us to remain a technology leader in a constantly evolving market.
“I look forward to working with Per as we take the next steps in reaching Ericsson’s growth ambitions. I also want to thank Jan and Peter for their contributions to the Executive Team. They have both been instrumental in executing on our focused strategy and Ericsson’s turnaround”, said Börje Ekholm, CEO of Ericsson.
Group Function Global Operations
The company is also changing its group function structure by adding a Group Function Global Operations. This function will combine the many support functions that are currently spread across the Company, including 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 organisation.
Moti Gyamlani is appointed Senior Vice President and head of Group Function Global Operations and will be a member of the Ericsson Executive Team. Moti is currently working as Head of Group Sourcing.
“Global Operations is created to achieve best-in class customer and employee experience by simplifying and digitising end-to-end process flows in the company. By creating this function, we will be able to better serve the needs of our customers and better support our people, making us more agile and more competitive. It is great to welcome Moti to the Executive Team and look forward to working together with him to create a world class global operations function”, Ekholm said.
Executive team changes: Arun Bansal, EVP and Head of Market Area Europe and Latin America, to step down
Arun Bansal, currently Executive Vice President and Head of Market Area Europe and Latin America, will leave the company to pursue other opportunities and will therefore step down from his EVP role with immediate effect. 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.
“Arun has been leading our Market Area Europe and Latin America for the last five years and has been instrumental in driving change across the organisation, and in establishing and nurturing some of our most important customer relationships. I wish Arun all the best in his future endeavors”, said Ekholm.