by TIP News

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is pleased to announce the Board of Directors has appointed Kristian Toivo as Executive Director. Kristian joins TIP following a 30-year career at Ericsson and most recently from Atos IT Services (Atos’ TMT – Telco, Media and Technology – industry vertical), where he was a Global Client Executive. Kristian’s appointment will commence on 1 June 2022. 

Kristian Toivo TIP ED HeadshotYago Tenorio, TIP’s Chairman commented on the appointment: “We are very excited to welcome Kristian to TIP as the new Executive Director. Kristian has a wealth of engineering experience and internationally proven leadership skills that will be pivotal in building on TIP’s momentum.”

Kristian started his career at Ericsson, where he held a range of roles including as Managing Director and Head of Development Unit Core Networks, Head of R&D in Finland, and Head of Customer Unit for a key customer. He subsequently was Chief Executive Officer of Zenterio, which was acquired by Oregan Networks in 2019.  

“TIP is at the center of a dramatic and necessary shift to the dynamics of the entire telecoms ecosystem, and I am honored to have been chosen to lead the organization alongside the rest of the fantastic leadership team and our Board of Directors,” said Kristian Toivo, TIP’s incoming Executive Director. “I look forward to working with our participants and the wider industry to champion the development and adoption of open and disaggregated technologies to create more equitable and innovative broadband networks that benefit everyone.”