Ericsson Appoints Ulf Ewaldsson as New Chief Technology Officer
Ulf Ewaldsson is appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Group Function Technology & Portfolio Management at Ericsson, effective from February 1. Ewaldsson brings to this position more than 20 years of experience in product management, industry development and customer relationship and will continue the R&D focus on wireless and IP. The new CTO will be a member of Ericsson’s Executive Leadership team and will be based in Stockholm, Sweden. Therefore he will not take on the role as Head of Ericsson Silicon Valley, which Håkan Eriksson also had. Hans Vestberg underlines the continued importance of the Silicon Valley operations: ‘Ericsson continues to have a strong commitment to our operations in Silicon Valley. Our operation in San Jose remains the center of our IP business – We will continue to drive the convergence of fixed, mobile and Internet from Silicon Valley and focus on strengthening partnerships in the areas of both hardware and software, Internet applications as well as in the PC industry’.