As chief strategy officer at Ericsson, Rima Qureshi is based in Canada and Sweden. She is responsible for the company’s overall strategy, including M&A strategy and activities, and serves as chairman of Ericsson’s Business Unit Modems.Rima joined Ericsson in 1993, and her experience spans leadership roles in R&D, sales, and services. She has led improvement programs for a major customer in North America and managed Global Service Delivery Centers in Montréal, Dallas, San Diego, New York City, Mexico City, and São Paolo. During 2013, Rima led strategic projects for Ericsson globally.Along with all other members of the Executive Leadership Team, Rima reports to President and CEO Hans Vestberg. In her previous role, Rima and her leadership team have successfully completed the integration of the CDMA and LTE assets of the former Nortel Networks Corporation in North America and of other subsequent acquisitions.Rima was appointed to the board of directors of MasterCard Worldwide in April 2011, based on her broad international experience and business acumen. In April 2014, she was appointed new member of the supervisory board of Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services.Supporting the belief that mobile broadband can bridge economic divides and help those in need, Rima also heads up the Ericsson Response program. Ericsson Response is an employee volunteer organization that provides technological and consulting expertise to humanitarian relief efforts, working with partners including various U.N. agencies.Rima holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems and an M.B.A., both from McGill University in Montréal.
SVP, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of M&A, Ericsson