Ericsson has appointed Paolo Colella as new Head of Region India; he stepped in shoes of Chris Houghton who will now work as Head of Region North East Asia. Paolo will also take a seat on Ericsson’s Global Leadership Team and his new role is effective from September 1, 2015.
Paolo will report directly to the Chairman of Region India and Senior Vice President Asia-Pacific, Mats H Olsson.
Paolo joined Ericsson in 2001 as Vice President- Global Services at Ericsson Italia. He has been responsible for Ericsson’s Consulting and Systems Integration practice globally for around six years. He earlier worked as Executive VP Sales and Marketing at Ericsson United Kingdom (UK) .
Speaking on the appointment Paolo Colella said: “I look forward to joining the team in India and continue the work to build strong partnerships with our customers in what is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and fast developing markets in the world.”
President and CEO Hans Vestberg said,” Chris has successfully managed Ericsson’s operations in India during his two year stint in the country and enabled the India operations to grow into the largest employee base for Ericsson in the world. Paolo takes charge from Chris at a time when Ericsson in India is well poised for growth and team in India is fully geared to leverage the new market opportunities and contribute to the growth of the Indian telecom sector.”