Heather Johnson is Vice President for Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility for the Ericsson Group worldwide, and has worked for the Ericsson Group in Sweden for over 20 years. During this time she has held various Marketing, Communications and Engagement positions across different parts of the company, and for the last 15 years at the Group level. Since 2007 her work has focused exclusively in support of Ericsson’s sustainability and corporate responsibility efforts.
Ms. Johnson’s focus is on advocating the role that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can play in addressing global sustainable development challenges in areas such as access to education, climate change and humanitarian response and preparedness. She manages relationships with the key sustainability stakeholders, including investors, UN and other international organizations, NGOs, and partnerships including the World Economic Forum.
In 2011, she was responsible for the launch of the Technology for Good platform which focuses on the use Ericsson’s core technology in public-private partnerships to solve some of the world’s most compelling challenges and help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Her portfolio includes Ericsson’s flagship Technology for Good programs, Ericsson Response and Connect to Learn.
Prior to joining Ericsson, Ms. Johnson worked in the pharmaceutical industry while pursuing her graduate degree.
Ms. Johnson holds a BA in History from Villanova University and an MBA from Santa Clara University. She is a dual-citizen of the United States and Ireland and resides in Stockholm, Sweden with her husband and their three children.