Ericsson appointed Paolo Colella as new Head of Region India, where Ericsson has the largest employee base. Colella succeeds Chris Houghton, who will assume the role of Head of Region North East Asia. Colella said India undoubtedly is one of the most exciting and fast developing markets in the world.
President and CEO Hans Vestberg commented "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."
Colella, who is working with Ericsson since 2001, has been responsible for Ericsson's Consulting & Systems Integration business globally for around six years. Prior to this role, he 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.
Ericsson said it has more than 21,000 resources in India and offices across 38 locations and a well-established manufacturing unit, a Global Services organization and state of art R&D facilities located in various parts of India.