Ericsson’s Rafiah Ibrahim will leave her position as Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area Middle East and Africa, and will take on the role of advisor to CEO Börje Ekholm, the company announced on Tuesday.
Ibrahim, who has held her current position since April 01 2017, will assume her new role effective August 31 2019. She will leave the Ericsson Executive Team effective the same date.
President and CEO Ekholm says: “Ibrahim has been a very important leader in our sales and delivery organisation. In her latest assignment, she successfully led the merger of two important markets, the Middle East and Africa, increasing customer value and securing scale and efficiency as well as implementing a robust operational structure. In addition, Ibrahim has built strong customer relationships across the region not least visible in the recently announced 5G contracts.”
Ibrahim joined Ericsson in 1996 and has held various managerial positions across the organisation, the last five as head of a region. She will stay fully committed to driving the regional agenda forward until she assumes her new position.