Ericsson has announced the appointment of Janne Laitala as President of Ericsson Malaysia & Sri Lanka. Laitala will be responsible for developing and strengthening Ericsson’s business in the country, and will lead a team of approximately 700 employees in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
Prior to this position, Laitala was the President of Ericsson Finland, and was an active industry spokesperson in his capacity as a board member of the Finnish Federation for Communications and Teleinformatics (FiCom), a co-op organization for the ICT industry in Finland.
A graduate of Espoonlahti Business College in Finland, Laitala began his career in Ericsson in 1994, working his way through many levels of sales and managerial accomplishments until his promotion as President of Ericsson Finland in 2006.
Commenting on the appointment, President of Ericsson Southeast Asia and Oceania Arun Bansal said, “I am pleased about Janne Laitala’s appointment as the President of Ericsson Malaysia & Sri Lanka. His experience will allow Ericsson to explore opportunities for growth and development with its customers in Malaysia and Sri Lanka, particularly in the areas of mobile broadband. His extensive experience in other Ericsson markets around the world has equipped him with a unique set of skills to lead operations and strengthen our business.”
Janne Laitala said: “Ericsson is ready to meet the needs and challenges of our customers and partners in the telecommunications industry in Malaysia. We have helped shape the local telecommunications landscape since 1965 and we remain committed to this market and to our stakeholders.”
“We are focusing on bringing about our global vision of a Networked Society where people, knowledge, devices and information are networked for the growth of society, life and business – a world where people are empowered, businesses are strengthened and societies are revitalized,” he added.