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Sony Ericsson announces new Head of Operations


London, UK - Sony Ericsson today announced that Tommi Laine-Ylijoki has joined the company as Corporate Vice President and Head of Operations, reporting to President and CEO Bert Nordberg. Tommi Laine-Ylijoki joins Sony Ericsson from Nokia Oyj where he was Vice President, Materials Management.

Tommi Laine-Ylijoki has more than 17 years of experience working at Nokia in Finland. Over the years he has worked in the areas of research in microelectronics, operations capacity management, direct sourcing and supply chain. In his last position at Nokia, as Vice President, Materials Management, he was responsible for all operational inbound supply-related activities for the company, working in both the Operations and Sourcing organisations.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Bert Nordberg, President and CEO, Sony Ericsson said, “Tommi Laine-Ylijoki’s track record in the area of operations and supply chain management in our industry is second to none, and he joins Sony Ericsson at a very important time. As we shift more and more of our product portfolio to Xperia smartphones based on the Android platform, we continue to look for ways to achieve a cost efficient operational framework on which to build future growth.”

Tommi Laine-Ylijoki said, “I am thrilled to have joined Sony Ericsson during this exciting time for both the company and our industry. I very much look forward to applying the experience I have gained over the past several years, and working with my new colleagues to realise our strategic ambitions and fuel the company’s next phase of growth.”

Tommi Laine-Ylijoki is based in Lund, Sweden. A native of Finland, Tommi Laine-Ylijoki has a Master’s Degree from Helsinki University of Technology.

About Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson celebrates its 10th year as a joint venture between Sony Corporation and Ericsson in October, 2011. Over the years Sony Ericsson has brought together the best communication technologies with superior entertainment user experiences to create its Xperia™ line of the „most entertaining smartphones‟ in the mobile handset industry. With its global corporate functions in London, Sony Ericsson has sales and marketing operations in all major regions of the world, as well as manufacturing in China, and product development sites in China, Japan, Sweden and Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit:

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