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Hans Vestberg

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Verizon

An industry-leading tech and Fortune 50 Chairman and CEO, Hans Vestberg has served at the helm of Verizon since August 2018 and is the architect of the company’s “one network for all” 5G strategy. Verizon powers more than 140 million retail wireless connections, generating annual revenue of more than $130 billion dollars. Under Hans’ leadership, Verizon was first in the world to 5G and 5G Mobile Edge Compute. Prior to joining Verizon, Hans executed the successful transformation of Ericsson from a hardware-focused manufacturer to a software and services company.
Hans is a board member at BlackRock, the UN Foundation, and the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative. He is Co-Chair of the New Jersey CEO Council, a coalition of leaders from the state’s largest companies. He is also the founder and Chairman of the The World Economic Forum’s EDISON Alliance for digital inclusion, which aims to impact 1 billion lives by delivering affordable, accessible and digital solutions in.

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