Over the past 140 years, Ericsson has been at the forefront of communications technology. Today, we are committed to maximizing customer value by continuously evolving our business portfolio and leading the ICT industry. We are a global leader in delivering ICT solutions. In fact, 40% of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. We have customers in over 180 countries and comprehensive industry solutions ranging from Cloud services and Mobile Broadband to Network Design and Optimization. Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the communications industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve user experience and capture new opportunities. Ericsson has one of the industry's strongest patent portfolios with a total count of over 39,000. R&D is at the heart of our business and approximately 23,700 employees are dedicated to our R&D activities. This commitment to R&D allows us to drive forward our vision for a Networked Society - one where everyone and everything is connected in real time - enabling new ways to collaborate, share and get informed.
Börje Ekholm is President and CEO of the Ericsson Group. Börje Ekholm assumed this role on January 16, 2017. He knows the company and the industry well after being a Board member of Ericsson for nearly 10 years (first elected 2006).
Most recently Ekholm was CEO of Patricia Industries, a division within Investor AB (2015 – January 15, 2017). Prior to assuming this position in 2015, he was President and CEO of Investor AB between 2005 and 2015. Previous positions also include Head of New Investments and President of Investor Growth Capital Inc. Ekholm has had various positions at Novare Kapital AB and McKinsey & Co Inc.
Börje Ekholm holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, as well as a Master of Business Administration, from INSEAD, France.
He is a board member of Alibaba Inc., NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. and Trimble Navigation Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the Board of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.