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August 16, 2009

Sony Ericsson names Bert Nordberg as new president

Howard Stringer to replace Carl-Henric Svanberg as chairman

By CBR Staff Writer

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson said that Bert Nordberg, current executive vice president of the Ericsson Group and head of Ericsson Silicon Valley, will join the company as co-president, effective September 1, 2009.

Nordberg will be based at Sony Ericsson’s global headquarters in London, and would replace Dick Komiyama as the president on October 15, 2009.

Carl-Henric Svanberg, president and CEO of Ericsson, said: Bert Nordberg has a strong track-record in the area of business realignment and was instrumental in the transformation of Ericsson in the years 2002 – 2003. I am confident he will be able to build upon the foundation Dick has created and lead the final stages of Sony Ericsson’s transformation.”

In addition, Howard Stringer, chairman, CEO and president of Sony Corp, and a member of the board of Sony Ericsson, will become chairman of the board of Sony Ericsson on October 15, 2009, replacing Carl-Henric Svanberg, who will become chairman of BP in January.

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Bert Nordberg said, “With the growing importance of open source platforms, applications and content in the mobile handset industry, I believe the experiences I have gained in Silicon Valley will be very relevant to Sony Ericsson’s business going forward. I look forward to working with Dick Komiyama in the transition phase and getting to know the rest of the Sony Ericsson management team.”

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