Rima Qureshi

Executive Vice-President and Chief Strategy Officer, Verizon Communications

Executive Vice-President and Chief Strategy Officer, Verizon, responsible for development and implementation of overall corporate strategy, including business development, joint ventures, strategic investments, acquisitions and divestitures. Joined Verizon in November 2017. 2016, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson North America. Extensive experience in managing various business segments, including strategy, sales, product management, and research and development and in acquisitions and integration. Previously, Ericsson's Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions. More than two decades of leadership experience in the mobile communications industry, including more than 15 years of global experience. Joined Ericsson in 1993 and was a Vice-President there since 2000. 2010, named Senior Vice-President of Ericsson's CDMA Mobile Systems Group; assumed additional responsibilities as Senior Vice-President of Strategic Projects in 2013. Also served as Chairman of Ericsson's Northern Europe, Russia and Central Asia group and Chairman of Ericsson's Modem division before becoming Chief Strategy Officer. Member of the Board of MasterCard and Great West Lifeco. Experience working with the humanitarian sector and various United Nations agencies. Undergraduate and Master's degrees from McGill University in Montreal. Fluent in English and French.