Ericsson Africas president steps down for Deutsche Telekom role

James Pearce
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President of the sub-Saharan Africa region Jean-Claude Geha has left Ericsson after more than a decade at the Swedish vendor

Ericsson president of the sub-Saharan Africa region Jean-Claude Geha has left the Swedish vendor to take up a new role with Deutsche Telekom.

Geha had spent more than a decade at Ericsson holding a number of roles across Africa and Europe, but will now take up an unspecified role at German operator Deutsche, according to LinkedIn.

He joined Ericsson as VP of global managed services delivery from Telia in 2005. Other job roles at the Swedish firm included a two-year stint as managing director in Belgium and Luxembourg, VP of services in Western and Central Europe, and SVP of its global managed services unit.

Geha has also previously held roles with AGIS, Stentor (MCI-Bell Canada), and MCI. Announcing the changes, he said: “Last week Friday was my last day at Ericsson after 11 great years. 

“I start my new journey at Deutsche Telecom.  Upon reflections on the past 11 years, lots of good memories and positive thoughts come to mind.  Promising organisation with a well anchored history and culture. Great business engagements, good camaraderie, and solid business achievements. Big thanks to my colleagues and to my customers. Onwards and upwards...”

He is the latest senior management shift for Ericsson, following the departure of North America head Rima Qureshi in May. The firm also appointed a new CEO, Börje Ekholm, after the firing of previous CEO Hans Vestberg.