26 February - 1 March 2018

Speakers

Elaine Weidman-Grunewald

Elaine Weidman-Grunewald

Position

Head of Ericsson Response, SVP, Chief Sustainability & Public Affairs Office

Company

Ericsson

Description

Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability and Public Affairs Officer, and Head of Group Function Sustainability and Public Affairs.

Elaine Weidman-Grunewald heads Ericsson’s Sustainability and Public Affairs efforts and is also Head of Ericsson Response, the company's humanitarian and disaster response program.

She has worked for Ericsson in the US and Sweden for over 18 years. During this time she has held various positions in the company ranging from Environmental Product Management to Sales and Marketing. Since 2005 her work has focused exclusively on driving Ericsson’s sustainability and CR initiatives.  She has been  reporting to the CEO since 2012, and a has been member of the Global Leadership Team since 2014. As of July 1, 2016 she is part of the Ericsson Executive Leadership Team.  She is also a member of the Group Crisis Management Council.

Ms. Weidman-Grunewald’s focus is on the impact that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can play in addressing global challenges in areas such as poverty, development, girls’ education, humanitarian response, peace building, and climate change. From a Corporate Responsibility perspective she ensures adequate company policies and proactive programs are in place to minimize and mitigate risks in areas like health and safety, environment and human rights.