Bo Hedfors, a native of Sweden, has 50 years of global telecom experience in both wireline and wireless. He founded his own telecom/internet consulting practice in Chicago, USA in 2002. Bo was President of Hedfone Consulting, Inc until its dissolution in Dec of 2009.
Previously, Bo was Executive Vice President of Motorola and President of Motorola Networks based in Chicago. He came to Motorola in 1998 from Ericsson, where he spent 30 years in different management positions. Among them, President of Honeywell Ericsson Development Co. in Anaheim, California 1984-1986, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of LM Ericsson in Stockholm, Sweden 1990-1993 and President and CEO of Ericsson, Inc. in Dallas, Texas 1994-1998.
Bo is on the Board of Smoltek Nanotech Holdings AB, a Swedish based public company. Earlier Bo was Chairman of Silicon Valley based Kineto Wireless (acquired by Taqua), Chairman of Virtutech (acquired by Intel), Chairman of Cyneta Networks (sold to Tektronix) and Chairman of Objectory AB (acquired by Rational Software Corporation). He has served on the board of Tellabs (acquired by Marlin Equity Partners), Openwave, SwitchCore, Lemko Corporation, Mobile365 (acquired by Sybase), Firetide (acquired by UNICOM Global) and E-Band Communications (sold to Moseley). He has been advisor to Sun, Compaq, HP, Samsung and GENBAND. Bo is currently engaged as advisor to Nexit Ventures, Trice Imaging, Phluido.
Bo is a former board member of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA). He has served on several university boards and is Chairman Emeritus of US Friends of Chalmers University of Technology, Inc. In 2014, Bo was awarded the Chalmers medal for his effort promoting the development and supporting the operation of the university.
Bo is a former board member of CommNexus San Diego and founder of its MarketLink match making program and he serves as advisor of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in San Diego.
Bo holds a Master of Electrical Engineering degree from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and he is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.