Niklas Ekarv - Head of M2M Asia Pacific
Niklas joined Vodafone in 2009 as a regional manager overseeing company’s M2M business in Northern Europe and North America. He was appointed head of Vodafone’s M2M Asia Pacific business in November 2010. Based in Japan, he is fully responsible for driving Vodafone’s M2M growth and business strategy across the region.
Since being appointed to his current position, Niklas has increased the focus his team has on assisting enterprises to evolve their business through the use of M2M technologies. ”Vodafone is brilliantly positioned to drive the M2M market across all global markets. M2M services are perfectly placed to help enterprises differentiate their products, increase efficiency and productivity and create new offerings across Asia Pacific. Over the coming years, Vodafone will continue to unlock the full potential of M2M technology and create ongoing opportunities for all kinds of enterprises in the region,” he says.
A veteran in the M2M sector, Niklas joined Vodafone from Wireless Maingate where he spent nine years, first as business development and product portfolio manager and then as international product manager. Prior to this he spent three years at Ericsson first as strategic product manager and then as solution manager, where he marketed telecoms management solutions to the Asia-Pacific market.
Niklas holds a master’s of science degree in industrial engineering and management from the Linkoping Institute of Technology in Sweden and is a graduate of the executive training program in Japanese and Japanese business from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.