October 9, 2017 / 6:40 AM / 12 days ago

Sweden's Ericsson proposes Ronnie Leten as new chairman

STOCKHOLM, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Struggling mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson proposed Ronnie Leten, former CEO at Atlas Copco, as its new chairman, it said on Monday.

“Mr Leten is a very skilled businessman, technically savvy and strategically versatile,” Johan Forssell, chairman of the Nomination Committee, said in a statement.

Ericsson’s current chairman Leif Johansson, a former CEO of truck-maker Volvo, said in July he was planning to step down before the company’s annual meeting in 2018.

Reporting by Helena Soderpalm and Olof Swahnberg

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