Swedish telecom hardware and services company Ericsson AB has appointed Amitabh Ray as managing director of Ericsson India Global Services Pvt. Ltd, effective 1 July. Ray succeeds Mats Agervi in this role.

Ericsson India Global Services is part of Ericsson’s global delivery network which includes four global service centres in India, Romania and China.

Ray is also the acting head of strategy and portfolio within the Global Services business unit.

Magnus Mandersson, executive vice-president and head of the Global Services business unit, said: “With over 20 years’ experience in the ICT (information and communications technology) services industry, I am confident Amitabh will ensure that Ericsson’s services portfolio in India continues to deliver enormous value to our global customers."

Ray joined Ericsson India Global Services in 2010 as vice-president and head of consulting and systems integration, application development and maintenance and project management office, based in Kolkata. He has previously held senior positions at IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ray said: “I’m excited to be heading an organization that is at the forefront of leading the change in our industry as it converges across telecommunications, IT and media domains."

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