Lars M. Berg

Lars M. Berg, born 1947 in Sweden, graduated from the Gothenburg School of Economics in 1970.
 
Between 1970 and 1994 he held various executive positions in the Ericsson Group. He was a member of the Ericsson Corporate Executive Committee, for ten years, with full responsibility for the business areas Cables and Business Networks, as well as president of the subsidiaries Ericsson Cables AB and Ericsson Business Networks AB. The first 14 years of his Ericsson career were spent in different managerial positions in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela.
 
From June 1994 until February 1999 he was Chief Executive Officer of the TELIA Group and President of TELIA AB, the leading telecom operator in the Nordic/Baltic area.
 
In March 1999 he joined the executive board of Mannesmann AG, Düsseldorf, Germany, as head of its Telecommunications Business. After the Vodafone takeover of Mannesmann, Lars Berg is, since August 2000, active as an independent non-executive board member and consultant to several companies in the Telecommunications, Media and Financial industries (Eniro, Net Insight, Ratos, Tele2, Telefonica Mobile and Schibsted, among others).
 
Education: Gothenburg School of Economics, 1970 
Other assignments: Member of the Ericsson Corporate Executive Committee, president of Ericsson Cables AB and Ericsson Business Networks AB, Chief Executive Officer of the TELIA Group, President of TELIA AB, Executive board of Mannesmann AG.