Ericsson in Silicon Valley: Merging Mobile Broadband and the Internet

Håkan Eriksson, Ericsson Silicon Valley

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Håkan Eriksson

Håkan Eriksson is Senior Vice President and General Manager, Group Function Technology, and Chief Technology Officer at Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson. Appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager, Group Function Technology, and Chief Technology Officer in 2003, Eriksson became head of the company’s headquarters in Silicon Valley in 2008.

Eriksson was appointed Vice President and General Manager for Research and Development at Ericsson on April 14, 2003, and was responsible for development activities carried out in Ericsson’s Core Network Development, Radio Network Development and Service Network and Applications, as well as for Ericsson Research. Prior to this, Mr. Eriksson served for five years as head of Ericsson Research.

He joined Ericsson in 1986, representing the company as a technical expert in GSM standardization work and he has held a number of senior positions in the Research and Development field for Ericsson in Sweden and internationally.

Håkan Eriksson was born in Mjölby, Sweden, in 1961. He graduated with a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and in 2005 was awarded an Honorary Ph D, both from Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 1985.