Say hello to the new CEO.

By: Katie Regner

Hans Vestberg takes over role of CEO today.

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Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg

It’s day one of Hans Vestberg as CEO of Verizon.

You’ll get to know Hans better in the weeks and months ahead, but here are a few things about our new leader you should know.

1. Following his appointment in June, he’s been out in the field meeting V Teamers.

Photo collage of Hans Vestberg meeting with V Teamers

3. He speaks four languages fluently, and understands a fifth.

In fact, following our Houston 5G announcement last week, he did an interview in Spanish with a local TV station.

4. He’s an interesting guy.

Got a minute? Learn a few things.

Got 30 minutes? Learn even more.

Lowell hands Hans Vestberg the keys as new Verizon CEO

Get to know more about our new CEO.

  • Hometown: Hudiksvall, Sweden
  • Business Administration degree from the Uppsala University, Sweden, 1991
  • Has lived in China, Sweden, Chile Brazil and now the United States.
  • CFO for Ericsson in Brazil, 1998 - 2000
  • CFO for Ericsson in North America and controller for North and South America, 2000 - 2002
  • President for Ericsson in Mexico, 2002-2003
  • Chief Financial Officer for Ericsson, 2007 to 2009.
  • CEO for Ericsson, January 1, 2010 - 25 July 25, 2016.
  • Chairman of the Swedish Handball Association 2007–2016
  • Trainer of IFK Stocksund P02, a handball team in Stockholm
  • President of the Swedish Olympic Committee, 2016 - 2018
  • Joined Verizon as Executive Vice President of Network and Technology, April 3, 2017
  • Named Verizon Chief Executive Officer June 8, 2018

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About the author(s):

Katie is a member of the Verizon Corporate Communications team and a regular host of Up To Speed. She's a new mom with a passion for show tunes trying to keep up with the latest trends in tech.

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