Ericsson has appointed Jean-Claude Geha as head of the sub-Saharan Africa region effective from 1 July 2016.
Geha replaces Fredrik Jejdling who will take up a new role in the new organisation.
Digitalisation 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 Geha will bring his wide-ranging experience to further develop Ericsson’s offering and support to the region.
Geha 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 in Africa.
Prior to taking on that role in September 2013, Geha held several key positions in Ericsson including head of operations in western and central Europe and MD 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, Geha held a number of different executive positions in North America and in Europe with pperators such as MCI and TeliaSonera.