Ericsson’s Global Head of Consulting & Systems Integration business, Paolo Colella has been named as the new Head of Region India, taking over from Chris Houghton who will assume the role of Head of Region North East Asia. In this new role, Colella will also take a seat on Ericsson’s Global Leadership Team, reporting to the Chairman of Region India and Senior Vice President Asia-Pacific, Mats H Olsson.
Prior to his current role in consulting and systems integration, Colella who joined Ericsson in 2001 as Vice President of Global Services at Ericsson Italy worked as Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing at Ericsson United Kingdom (UK), responsible for managing both telco and non-telco customers in the country.
According to Ericsson, the company’s partnership with the Indian telecom industry started more than 110 years ago, supplying manual switchboards to the government in 1903. Since then, it has powered virtually every facet of telecommunications in India, added Ericsson.
Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson
Chris has successfully managed Ericsson’s operations in India during his two years in the country and enabled our operations in the region to grow into the largest employee base for Ericsson in the world. Paolo takes over from Chris at a time when Ericsson in India is well poised for growth, and the team in India is fully geared to leverage the new market opportunities and contribute to the growth of the Indian telecom sector.
Paolo Colella, New Head of Region India, Ericsson
I look forward to joining the team in India and continue the work to build strong partnerships with our customers in what is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and fast developing markets in the world.