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Ericsson appoints Patrick Johansson as its new Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa (MMEA) and Senior Vice President. Mr. Johansson, the Head of Business Control & Operations for Ericsson’s Business Area Cloud Software & Services, will replace Fadi Pharaon, who announced his departure from Ericsson in May 2024. Mr. Johansson’s new role will begin on August 1, 2024, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Patrick Johansson’s experience covers several business and market areas, having resided in Sweden, Korea, India, Austria, China, and Vietnam since joining Ericsson in 1997. His prior jobs include Global Head of Sales & Commercial Management for Business Area Networks, Head of Customer Unit Korea, and several top Finance and Business positions.

Börje Ekholm, President and CEO of Ericsson, says: “Patrick has an extensive understanding of our technology and business strategy, which are two crucial and contributing factors to continue securing our leading industry position. I’m very pleased that he has accepted this role and look forward to having him on the Executive Team.”

Patrick Johansson comments: “I am honored and thrilled to be offered this opportunity. Ericsson is at the epicenter of the latest technology trends, where networks are the foundation when businesses and societies digitalize. We are leading the industry by providing fully programmable, high-performance networks where capabilities can be exposed through network APIs. I am very much looking forward to meeting customers and partners and working with my colleagues within Market Area Middle East and Africa creating outstanding customer value.”

Read more: https://www.ericsson.com/en/press-releases/2024/7/ericsson-appoints-patrick-johansson-head-of-market-area-middle-east–africa

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