Fredrik Jejdling, ex-head of sub-Saharan Africa, now appointed VP at Ericsson

Fredrik Jejdling, who was until July last year the Head of the sub-Saharan Africa Region, has been appointed Executive VP as part executive management changes announced by the firm today. Jejdling assumes his role from November 7, 2017 as part of the changes and will still hold his current role of Head of Business Area Networks and member of the Ericsson Executive Team.

Between April 1, 2013 and July 1, 2016, Jejdling served as the Head of sub-Saharan Africa region at Ericsson. He was recalled to the firm’s head offices in Sweden and handed over the role to Jean-Claude Geha.

(TOP: Fredrik Jejdling, Ericsson former Head of the sub-Saharan Africa who’s been appointed executive VP). 

Jan Frykhammar, the Executive Vice President and advisor to the CEO, is to leave this role and also quit the Ericsson Executive Team from the same date – that is November 7, 2017. Another executive, Magnus Mandersson, is also leaving his position as Executive VP and member of the Ericsson Executive Team, from the same date. Both Frykhammar and Mandersson have effectively quite Ericsson.

Frykhammar has had a long career in the company. Starting in 1991, he has held a number of leadership positions in the company and has been part of the Ericsson Executive Team since 2008 and was appointed CFO in 2009. Prior to this, he was the Head of Business Unit Global Services.

Frykhammar temporarily held the position as President and CEO during the search for a new President and CEO (July 25, 2016 – January 15, 2017), after which he took on the role as Advisor to the CEO, focusing on corporate governance and efficiency.

Mandersson joined Ericsson in 2004 and has since held several senior positions within the company, including Head of Ericsson’s Business Unit Global Services, Head of Ericsson’s business in Northern Europe, and Senior VP for Business Unit CDMA Mobile Systems. In his role as Advisor to the CEO, he has supported President and CEO Börje Ekholm, focusing on customer relationships. Mandersson was appointed to the Ericsson Executive Team in 2009 and was appointed Executive VP in 2011.

Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson, says: “Jan and Magnus have been part of guiding Ericsson through the incredible transformation that the industry has gone through the past 15 years.

“Jan Frykhammar has been invaluable to the company during his 26 years at Ericsson, not least when stepping up as interim CEO in a time when leadership and momentum was of utmost importance. Magnus has been instrumental in building up the company’s services business, and in establishing and nurturing some of our most important customer relationships. I wish Jan and Magnus all the best in their future endeavors.”

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