Caroline Berns is responsible for the management and implementation of Ericsson’s talent acquisition strategy across sub-Saharan Africa. After graduating in Information Engineering at one of Germany’s highest ranked research universities and commencing a career in IT Project Management, Caroline soon discovered that her real passion was within recruitment. She joined Experis, which is the professional resourcing subsidiary of ManpowerGroup, where she headed up operations within the Basel and North-West Switzerland region as well as Austria, in addition to managing various pan-European projects. In 2012, Caroline decided to leave Europe and moved to South Africa, where she joined Ericsson. Based in Johannesburg, she oversees Talent Acquisition for the sub-Saharan Africa region. She is responsible for providing insights and strategy development for all talent acquisition activities, serves as a trusted advisor to business stakeholders, drives key recruitment initiatives and ensures that the recruitment strategies align with Ericsson’s business objectives. Caroline is deeply passionate about driving diversity and inclusion inside and outside Ericsson and is a member of various councils and committees.