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Ericsson CMO Named UTA Distinguished Alum

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Arun Bhikshesvaran, who earned his master's degree in electrical engineering at UTA in 1995, is one of seven alumni who will be honored as Distinguished Alumni at the University's 48th Annual Distinguished Arun Bhikshesvaran Alumni Gala on October 19.

The gala will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the E.H. Hereford University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom. Tickets and sponsorships are available through the UT Arlington Alumni Association. Proceeds support scholarships for UT Arlington students. Visit for more information or call 817-272-2594.

Bhikshesvaran has more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He has been with Ericsson since 1995 and is currently the company's Chief Marketing Officer. In this capacity, he is responsible for driving the global marketing strategy focused on enhancing Ericsson’s role in the evolving networked society.

Prior to becoming CMO, Bhikshesvaran was Sr. Vice President of Strategy and Chief Technology Officer for Ericsson North America. Before that, he served in a variety of roles within the industry, including multimedia and infrastructure solutions, systems solutions and integration, field engineering, research and development, and global product marketing.