E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Ulf Pehrsson

Vice President of Government and Industry Relations, Ericsson

Vice President of Government and Industry Relations, Ericsson. Responsible for Telecom, Regulatory & Trade Policy at Ericsson. Over twenty five years of experience in government and telecommunication. Former: Deputy Director-General, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA); Director, Ministry for Industry and Trade, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs working primarily in the trade policy, trade & investment promotion and EU Single Market fields as well as represented the Swedish government at various embassies around the world. Chair, Business Europe Internal Market Committee; Board member, GAID (Global Alliance for ICT and Development), Swedish ICT Association, Swedish Foreign Trade Association, International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Sweden, Chair of the Computer/Telecom Group as well as the Trade Policy Group, SPIDER – Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions and the Palestine International Business Forum. Master of Business Administration, Stockholm School of Economics.