Rima Qureshi, former president and CEO of Ericsson North America, is joining US operator Verizon as its new executive vice president and chief strategy officer (CSO).
According to a release from the operator, Qureshi will start her new role 6 November and will be responsible for the “development and implementation of Verizon’s overall corporate strategy, including business development and strategic investments”. Qureshi will report directly to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, who deemed her hire a “game changer”.
“The addition of Rima is another game-changer for Verizon,” McAdam said in a statement. “She’s a visionary leader, with a global perspective and a thorough understanding of our industry and where it’s headed.”