Ericsson has announced the appointment of Jean-Claude Geha as Head of the sub-Saharan Africa Region effective from July 1, 2016.
Jean-Claude will replace Fredrik Jejdling who will take up a new role as Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Network Services, the technology company says.
Born in 1963, Jean-Claude has been active in the ICT space for over 25 years and currently serves as Global head of Managed Services.
He holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications Management from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from University of Maryland.
A multilinguist in English, French and Arabic, Jean-Claude has held the position as Head of Operations in Region Western & Central Europe and Managing Director for Ericsson in Belgium and Luxemburg, before he joined Managed Services.
The technology company says that Jean-Claude has been instrumental in extending Ericsson’s managed services leadership globally, including Africa.
Sub-Saharan Africa also experience developments in digital transformation as in other parts of the world, and Jean-Claude will bring his wide-ranging experience to further develop Ericsson’s offering and support to the region.
”Under Jean-Claude’s leadership, Ericsson will continue to be fully committed to partnering with its customers through this massive transformation as their business partner of choice”, according to the company statement.
Prior to taking on the role as Head of Managed Services in September 2013, Jean-Claude held several key positions in Ericsson including Head of Operations in Region Western & Central Europe and Managing Director for Ericsson in Belgium and Luxemburg.
Also, between 2005 and 2008, he served as Corporate Vice President for Global Managed Services Delivery at Ericsson and became Corporate Vice President for Global Services Delivery for EMEA North between 2008 and 2009.
Before joining Ericsson in 2005, Jean-Claude held a number of different executive positions in North America and in Europe with Operators such as MCI and TeliaSonera.