Gerard de Bourbon

Industrial Advisory Board

Mr. De Bourbon is an executive with more than 28 plus years of significant international management, sales, marketing, consulting, strategy, business development background gained at several blue chip, companies in the IT /Telecom industry, such as Verizon, CA, IBM, HP,Lucent, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, with a strong background in digital transformation,M2M, IoT, security, AI, cognitive and neural networking, contextual learning, finance,operations, mergers and acquisitions.

He joins Tele 2 from Verizon where he drove the multi-billion Euro Northern European P&L, towards their enterprise clients. Throughout his career, Gerard and team championed substantial increases in sales, year on year. While at Verizon he helped his MT and entire team on the reversal of a declining business into one which outgrew all competitors (+36%), increased market share each year, and returned the business unit from -50% operating loss to +10% operating profit over 12 quarters while successfully integrating eight acquisitions.

De Bourbon is a Math and Physics Graduate. He completed and MBA at the Stockholm School of Economics, plus also attended INSEAD / France, Darden University & Harvard University / USA, where he completed non-degreed corporate sponsored executive programs.

Mr. De Bourbon has taking companies public and exited a successful venture pioneering M2M connectivity and mobility functionality in the healthcare sector, the company still trades inthe Stockholm Stock Exchange.