Head of Ericsson for North America leaves the telecom giant

PLANO – Rima Qureshi, senior vice president and head of market area North America for Ericsson, has left the communications technology and services company, effective May 11.

Ericsson’s North American headquarters is in Plano.

Niklas Heuveldop, senior vice president, chief strategy officer, head of technology & emerging business, has been appointed acting head of market area North America

A recruitment process has been initiated to appoint a successor. Qureshi is a longtime Ericsson employee. There was no word on where why she left or where she was going. She had been named head of market area for North America in April.

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“We will continue our work to bring the latest technology and competitive solutions to our customers in North America,” said Börje Ekholm, president and CEO of the Stockholm, Sweden-based company. “It is an exciting region with some of the worlds most advanced operators and demanding requirements. We remain firmly committed to being their partner on the road to 5G.”