Rima is responsible for development and implementation of Verizon's corporate strategy, business development, partnerships, strategic investments and acquisitions.
Before joining Verizon in November 2017, Rima was president and CEO of Ericsson North America. She has extensive experience in managing business segments, including sales, product management, operations and research and development. She also has experience in acquisitions and integration.
Prior to becoming president and CEO of Ericsson North America in 2016, she was Ericsson's chief strategy officer and head of mergers and acquisitions. Her more than two decades of leadership experience in the mobile communications industry include more than 15 years of global experience.
Rima joined Ericsson in 1993 and was named vice president in 2000. In 2010, she was promoted to senior vice president of Ericsson's CDMA Mobile Systems Group, and she assumed additional responsibilities as senior vice president of strategic projects in 2013. She also served as chair of Ericsson's Northern Europe, Russia, Central Asia group, and chair of Ericsson's modem division before becoming chief strategy officer.
Rima is a board member of MasterCard Incorporated and 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.
Rima earned both her undergraduate and master's degrees from McGill University in Montreal, and is fluent in both English and French.