Change in Ericsson's executive leadership team
March 31, 2010: 02:33 AM ET
* Marita Hellberg, current head of corporate HR, takes on HR in China and North East Asia
* Effective as of July 1(st)
Marita Hellberg, currently Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources for the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Group, has been appointed to take over as Head of Human Resources of Ericsson's new region China and North East Asia. "This is a great and exciting challenge for me. China and North East Asia are today among the fastest growing and most sophisticated telecommunications markets in the world," says Marita Hellberg. "Ericsson's new regional set- up aims to drive flexibility, speed and innovation in our organization, but it will also require a strong focus from the human resources and cultural perspective."
Marita Hellberg joined Ericsson in 1978 and before becoming Head of corporate Human Resources she held various positions in that area in different parts of the organization. Hellberg was born in Djuro, Sweden, in 1955 and graduated in social studies from the University of Stockholm.
The search for Marita Hellberg's replacement has started; a new Head of HR will be announced separately.
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices. Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the "prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 80,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 206.5 billion (USD 27.1 billion) in 2009. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York