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Katherine Ainley

Katherine Ainley

CEO UK & Ireland, Ericsson
United Kingdom

As the UK and Ireland CEO of Ericsson, Katherine works alongside major mobile network operators and service providers to create world leading mobile networks and game-changing technology for millions of subscribers and enterprise partners. She is also a member of the leadership team for Ericsson Europe and Latin America.

Katherine is leading Ericsson’s vision for 5G technology and deployment in the UK. Pushing the boundaries of technological innovation and product performance are key focal points, supporting the business growth of network operators. Katherine is spearheading Ericsson’s goal of delivering world class connectivity to where it is most needed in the UK and Ireland.

A passionate supporter of Diversity and Inclusion programmes at Ericsson, Katherine is committed to using her platform in furthering the cause to promote and increase diversity in the tech and telecom sectors.

Prior to joining Ericsson, Katherine previously held a number of senior executive positions within BT.

Fun fact: Katherine holds a degree in Politics and Government Science proving that you don’t necessarily need a tech background to excel in the digital field.