Jeanette Irekvist will assume additional responsibilities as President of Ericsson Canada, effective immediately, while remaining her position as the Vice President and Head of Customer Unit Canada and a member of Ericsson’s North America executive team. She takes over the role as President of Ericsson Canada from Graham Osborne, Vice President, Customer Unit Verizon.
“I am thrilled to take on the responsibilities as President of Ericsson Canada, particularly as we mark our 70-year anniversary of our operations here in Canada,” said Jeanette Irekvist. “Our world-class R&D centres, Canadian customer relations and operations, and of course our people, propel Ericsson’s innovation and competitive spirit globally. I cannot wait to further build on our position as Canada’s largest 5G network equipment provider and to continue to work closely with our Canadian team.”
Irekvist joined Ericsson in 1999 and has served in multiple Ericsson business functions in North America and Ericsson’s headquarters in Sweden. Her current and previous roles include working with Nordic operators, leading the Global Partner Sales Program in the Ericsson Enterprise company, and overseeing Global Marketing in the device/module platform joint venture ST-Ericsson.
Jeanette has a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Law from Lund University in Sweden. She also studied business and law at the University of Singapore. Jeanette was a founder of the Ericsson Diversity Council and is today the executive sponsor of Ericsson’s North America Sustainability Council.
Ericsson Canada has been connecting Canadians for 70 years and has invested more than $7 billion in R&D in Canada, employing more than 3,100 people across the country and contributing more than 2,000 patents to the company’s 57,000 global patent portfolio.