Patrick Blankers (born 1964) is Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson, for the Region Western and Central Europe. In this role he drives sustainability initiatives across the region and works with external and internal stakeholders. He also has responsibilities in business intelligence and regulatory affairs. During his 20 years at Ericsson, Patrick has fulfilled various roles in strategy, management and technology. Prior to that, Patrick worked at Dutch operator KPN as a researcher. Patrick has a Master degree of the Technical University of Eindhoven, Electronic Engineering, 1988.