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.