NEW DELHI: Communication solutions provider Ericsson has appointed Chris Houghton as Head of Region, North East Asia, effective August 1, 2015.
Under his new role , he will report to the Chairman of Region North East Asia and Senior Vice President Asia-Pacific, Mats H Olsson. Houghton will be responsible for Ericsson’s operations in Region North East Asia, covering the markets of Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
He will remain a member of Ericsson’s Global Leadership Team (GLT) to which he was appointed in June 2013.
“I am pleased that Chris Houghton will now continue this work. Chris brings extensive experience from a variety of markets, including Japan. Together with his team he will work to ensure that we continue to forge strong partnerships with our customers across the region,” said President and CEO Hans Vestberg.
He was named the Head of Region, India, in June 2013. Prior to that, Houghton was Head of Customer Unit UK and Ireland and Managing Director of Ericsson UK, responsible for Ericsson’s business in the UK and Ireland. He has worked with Ericsson for 27 years, and prior to relocating to the UK he held senior positions in Hungary, Japan and Sweden.
Houghton succeeds Jan Signell, who has decided to leave Ericsson to pursue opportunities outside the company.
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