WASHINGTON, D.C.—Gary Pinkham, currently head of global investor and analyst relations, has been appointed head of corporate affairs and communications for telecommunications company Ericsson in North America. Following the acquisition of Nortel and the addition of some key new contracts, Ericsson has almost tripled the number of employees in North America from the beginning of 2009 and now has some 14,500 people in the region, which is now the company’s largest in terms of sales.
Pinkham's appointment to the newly established position of vice president, corporate affairs and communications in North America, reflects the focus on enhancing communication with key important stakeholders such as media, industry associations, investors, regulators, legislators and analysts.
Pinkham has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, and spent the past 20 years with Ericsson in various key positions. Most recently he advised Ericsson's executive management with regards to investor and analyst relations. In his new role, he will be based in Washington, D.C.