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Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka welcome new president

AvantiKumar | Oct. 27, 2011
Former president of Ericsson Finland takes up helm for telco solutions provider's business operations in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

Janne Laitala, President of Ericsson Malaysia & Sri Lanka

PHOTO - Janne Laitala, president of Ericsson Malaysia & Sri Lanka.

Telco technology services firm Ericsson has appointed a new president to lead its business operations in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

The former president of Ericsson Finland, Janne Laitala, brings more than 17 years experience in the telecommunications industry to his new role for Malaysia and Sri Lanka, said Ericsson president, Southeast Asia and Oceania, Arun Bansal.

Janne Laitala will be responsible for developing and strengthening Ericsson's business in the country, and will lead a team of about 700 employees in Malaysia and Sri Lanka, said Bansal.

"I am pleased about Janne's appointment as the President of Ericsson Malaysia & Sri Lanka," he said. "His experience will allow Ericsson to explore opportunities for growth and development with its customers in Malaysia and Sri Lanka, particularly in the areas of mobile broadband. His extensive experience in other Ericsson markets around the world has equipped him with a unique set of skills to lead operations and strengthen our business."

Prior to this position, as president of Ericsson Finland, Laitala was an active industry spokesperson in his capacity as a board member of the Finnish Federation for Communications and Teleinformatics (FiCom), a co-op organisation for the ICT industry in Finland.

"Ericsson is ready to meet the needs and challenges of our customers and partners in the telecommunications industry in Malaysia," said Janne Laitala. "We have helped shape the local telecommunications landscape since 1965 and we remain committed to this market and to our stakeholders."

"We are focusing on bringing about our global vision of a Networked Society where people, knowledge, devices and information are networked for the growth of society, life and business - a world where people are empowered, businesses are strengthened and societies are revitalised," said Laitala.


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