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John Hennessy, Chairman
Appointment Date: 08.11.2010
Company: LM Ericsson Holdings Ltd
LM Ericsson Ltd has announced the retirement of its managing director, John Hennessy, effective from 30 November 2010. Hennessy has held the position since 2003, having had a successful career within Ericsson spanning 37 years. From January 1 2011, Hennessy will take up the position of chairman, LM Ericsson Holdings Ltd and will also become a director on the board of LM Ericsson Ltd (LMI).
His additional responsibilities will include taking an advisory role within Ericsson's Region Western & Central Europe including involvement in relations with the Irish Government and government agencies, relevant industry bodies and the Telecommunications Regulator.
Michael Gallagher has been appointed head of LM Ericsson Ltd, Ireland, in addition to his existing responsibilities within Ericsson's Research & Development facility in Ireland. Gallagher has previously worked for Ericsson in Canada, Sweden and has been employed with Ericsson for 30 years mainly in Research and Development.