Mr. Ekholm has been president and chief executive officer of Ericsson, a multinational networking and telecommunications company, since January 2017. From 1992 to January 2017, he held various positions with Investor AB, an investment firm and holding company with controlling stakes in several large Swedish companies and smaller positions in a number of other firms. Mr. Ekholm's positions with Investor AB included: from May 2015 to January 2017, he was chief executive officer of Patricia Industries, a unit of Investor AB that includes its wholly-owned and partner-owned companies, as well as financial investments; from September 2005 to May 2015, he was president and chief executive officer of Investor AB; from 1997 to 2005, he was responsible for all private equity investment activities within Investor AB and was also head of Investor Growth Capital, Investor AB’s wholly owned venture capital arm; from 1995 to 1997, he founded and managed Novare Kapital, an early stage venture capital company owned by Investor AB; and from 1997 to 2015, he was also a member of Investor AB’s Management Group. Mr. Ekholm is also a director of Alibaba Group and Ericsson, and within the past five years was a director of Nasdaq. He also currently serves on the board of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce New York. Mr. Ekholm has a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, France and holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.