Leten Ericsson’s salvation

Atlas Copco’s former CEO Ronnie Leten is to become the new chair of Ericsson’s board, news that was applauded by the markets. Johan Forssell, CEO of Investor and chair of the nomination committee commented, “We are unanimous in the nomination committee that Ronnie Leten is the right person for the job.”

He explains that Leten will lead the board and, using his broad industrial experience, will be involved in the vital strategic discussions and support the management in executing the strategic direction.

Although he does not have experience within telecommunications, Johan Forssell emphasises that he does have technical competence, as well as experience of digitalisation of a large business from his time as CEO of Atlas Copco.