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Paolo Colella Appointed as Ericsson’s new Regional Head

Paolo Colella has been the part of Ericsson’s Consulting and Systems Integration practice globally for around six years

Ericsson appointed Paolo Colella as new Head of Region India. In this new role, Paolo will also take a seat on Ericsson’s Global Leadership Team, reporting to the Chairman of Region India and Senior Vice President Asia-Pacific, Mats H Olsson. Paolo succeeds Chris Houghton who will assume the role as Head of Region North East Asia.

Paolo Colella, who resumes his new role effective September 1, 2015, has been responsible for Ericsson’s Consulting and Systems Integration practice globally for around six years. Prior to this role, he worked as Executive VP Sales and Marketing at Ericsson United Kingdom (UK), responsible for managing both Telco and non-telco customers in UK. Paolo joined Ericsson in 2001 as Vice President- Global Services at Ericsson Italia and since then has held different positions within Sales and Marketing, Services and Key account management.

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.”

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