Rima Qureshi

EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Verizon

The way that you learn is by making mistakes. It is okay to fail because failure is how we learn and how we grow.

Rima Qureshi is executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Verizon. She is responsible for development and implementation of Verizon's overall corporate strategy, business development, partnerships, strategic investments and acquisitions.

Before joining Verizon in November 2017, Qureshi was president and CEO of Ericsson North America.  She has extensive experience in successfully managing various business segments, including sales, product management, operations and research and development. Her more than two decades of leadership experience in the mobile communications industry include more than 15 years of global experience.

Rima is currently a board member of MasterCard Incorporated and board deputy chair of GSMA, the global telecom industry association. She also serves as an international advisory board member of McGill University.  She has significant experience working with the humanitarian sector and various United Nations agencies.

She earned both her undergraduate and master's degrees from McGill University in Montreal, and is fluent in both English and French.

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