Nordic names adviser

Nordic Venture Partners has recruited Per-Arne Sandström as a senior advisor. Until his retirement from Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson in July 2004, Sandström was first executive vice- president and deputy CEO of the company. He joined Ericsson in 1988, and has extensive senior management experience, including as chief operating officer to president of the North America market area for Ericsson Inc in the US. He also served on the board of directors of the Cellular Telephone Industry Association. Between 1998 and 2000 Sandström served as head of Business Unit GSM Systems. Prior to that, he was executive vice- president based in the UK, and director of market operations in Western Europe.