Ericsson Canada announced Tuesday that Jeanette Irekvist has been appointed president of the telecom manufacturer. The appointment is effective immediately. She will remain as VP and head of customer unit Canada. She succeeds Graham Osborne, VP customer unit at Verizon. “I am thrilled to take on the responsibilities as president of Ericsson Canada, particularly as we mark our 70-year anniversary of our operations here in Canada,” the 24-year veteran of the company said in a news release. “Our world-class R&D centres, Canadian customer relations and operations, and of course our people, propel Ericsson’s innovation and competitive spirit globally.” Irekvist has degrees from Lund University in Sweden and from the University of Singapore. She has worked for Ericsson in North America and in Sweden.