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  • Mr Ulf Pehrsson
    Vice President; Head of Government and Industry Relations


Mr. Ulf Pehrsson is responsible for Telecom, Regulatory & Trade Policy at Ericsson.
Leveraging over thirty years of experience in government and telecommunication, Mr. Pehrsson is the architect of the company’s strategic focus on developing strong ties to Governments and Regulators around the world.

Prior to joining Ericsson, Mr. Pehrsson served as the Deputy Director-General, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA), Director, Ministry for Industry and Trade working primarily in the trade policy, trade & investment promotion and EU Single Market fields as well as represented the Swedish government at various embassies around the world.

Currently Mr. Pehrsson is on the board of a number of organizations such as the Swedish Foreign Trade Association (Chairman), DigitalEurope, the Swedish IT and Telecom Industries, the International Council of Swedish Industry - NIR, the Stockholm China Economic Research Institute - SCERI and the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Chairman). He is also Vice-chair of the Trade & Investment Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce - ICC, and Chair of the Digital Economy Policy Committee as well as the Trade & Investment Policy Committee of ICC Sweden.