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Ericsson today appointed heads of the recently announced new business units, business unit Radio and business unit Cloud & IP.
The two units are formed by a split of the current business unit Networks in a move to accelerate transformation and support growth.
Ericsson has appointed Arun Bansal as Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Radio and Anders Lindblad as Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Cloud & IP.
Both Bansal and Lindblad are tested leaders with long and solid technical and business experience and extensive experience from key markets.
In a statement Arun Bansal said, “I look forward to ensure that our radio portfolio continues to provide a competitive advantage in all market conditions. We will continue to provide customers around the world with high performance technology and solutions.”
Anders Lindblad said, “Virtualization and cloud will fundamentally change the networks and ultimately the industry. Our leading position in core networks will enable us to also become a significant player in cloud and IP. I am excited to get the opportunity to lead this strategically important work in a transforming market.”
Arun Bansal and Anders Lindblad will remain members of Ericsson’s Global Leadership Team. Successors to them in their current roles will be announced separately.
The two new organizations will be effective on July 1, 2014 with the BU Management team and organizational structure in place.