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Yesterday, Ericsson announced the appointment of Jean-Claude Geha as Head of the sub-Saharan Africa Region effective from 1 July 2016.

He will replace Fredrik Jejdling who will be taking up a new role in the new organisation.

Digitalization is impacting all industries, transforming established operating and business models creating new opportunities at an increasing pace.

Sub-Saharan Africa is also having similar transformational developments and Jean-Claude will bring his wide-ranging experience to further develop Ericsson’s offering and support to the region. Under his leadership, Ericsson will continue to being fully committed to continue partnering with its customers through this massive transformation as their business partner of choice.

Jean-Claude has been active in the ICT space for over 25 years. Currently as Global head of Managed Services, he has been instrumental in extending Ericsson’s managed services leadership globally, including here in Africa.

Prior to taking on the role as Head of Managed Services in September 2013, Jean-Claude held several key positions in Ericsson including Head of Operations in Region Western & Central Europe and Managing Director for Ericsson in Belgium and Luxemburg.  Between 2005 and 2008, he also served as Corporate Vice President for Global Managed Services Delivery at Ericsson and between 2008 and 2009 he was Corporate Vice President for Global Services Delivery for EMEA North.

Before joining Ericsson in 2005, Jean-Claude held a number of different executive positions in North America and in Europe with Operators such as MCI and TeliaSonera.