The Digital Economy Magazine, a leading voice on technology development, has named Katherine Ainley, CEO of Ericsson UK & Ireland as Digital Economy Personality of the week for the month of Nov 27th-Dec 3rd, 2022 ranking..
Digital Economy personality of the week, is a weekly recognition of top leading CEOS, based on their impact in the industry, innovation, professional experience, exemplary leadership, achievements, amongst other criteria.
Katherine Ainley is a passionate supporter of Diversity and Inclusion programmes at Ericsson.
She joins Ericsson with a strong industry background and extensive experience working within enterprise, commercial and consumer sectors.
Katherine Ainley’s Educational Background
In 1998, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Government, Political Science and Government at London School of Economics and Political Science.
Katherine Ainley’s Career
Katherine is the CEO of Ericsson UK and Ireland, working 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 joined Ericsson in February 2021 from BT where she held a number of senior executive positions for more than 10 years, including the roles of Managing Director of Ventures in Enterprise and CEO of Tikit, a then wholly owned subsidiary of BT.
Her career has also included management and consultant roles with Lloyds TSB and Ernst & Young in transformation and customer experience.
She is responsible for a team of more than 2,500 employees across the UK and Ireland, Katherine is leading Ericsson’s vision for 5G technology and deployment in the UK, focusing on supporting the business growth of network operators through continuous technology and product performance, enabling digitisation across new industries and delivering world-class connectivity for consumers.
She is originally from Wigan in the North West but now living in South East London.
She has two young daughters and she is a passionate supporter of Diversity and Inclusion programmes at Ericsson.