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Nokia Confirms Leadership Team

Nokia has confirmed details of executive appointments following its €15.6 billion ($17 billion) takeover of Alcatel-Lucent, which is formally set to become a part of the Finnish vendor next week.

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) had revealed details of the 13 appointments back in October, naming its own executives to ten of the senior positions and promoting three of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)'s IP and fixed-network experts to the remaining roles. (See AlcaLu Execs Lose Out as Nokia Unveils New Top Team.)

The leadership team is as follows:

  • Rajeev Suri, president and chief executive officer.
  • Samih Elhage, president of mobile networks.
  • Federico Guillen, president of fixed networks (formerly Alcatel-Lucent).
  • Basil Alwan, president of IP/optical networks (formerly Alcatel-Lucent).
  • Bhaskar Gorti, president of applications and analytics (formerly Alcatel-Lucent).
  • Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies.
  • Timo Ihamuotila, chief financial officer.
  • Hans-Jurgen Bill, chief human resources officer.
  • Kathrin Buvac, chief strategy officer.
  • Ashish Chowdhary, chief customer operations officer.
  • Barry French, chief marketing officer.
  • Marc Rouanne, chief innovation and operating officer.
  • Maria Varsellona, chief legal officer.

    Light Reading has also previously revealed that Marcus Weldon will become chief technology officer and president of Bell Labs at the combined company, transferring his current job titles over to Nokia next week. (See AlcaLu's Weldon Lands Nokia CTO Role.)


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    Even so, Weldon has not been included on what Nokia calls its "leadership team" list and seems likely to report to chief innovation and operating officer Marc Rouanne.

    A number of other senior executives also appear to have missed out on the top jobs, including Hossein Moiin, Nokia's current chief technology officer.

    Light Reading understands that Moiin will continue to be a part of the senior technology team but his precise role remains unclear.

    Other possible casualties of the merger include Dave Geary, Alcatel-Lucent's wireless president; Igor Leprince, who currently heads Nokia's global services operation (which will become a part of the mobile group led by Samih Elhage); Philippe Keryer, Alcatel-Lucent's chief strategy and innovation officer; and Tim Krause, the French company's chief marketing officer.

    None of those executives has made updates to his LinkedIn profile indicating a change in role.

    — Iain Morris, Circle me on Google+ Follow me on TwitterVisit my LinkedIn profile, News Editor, Light Reading

  • kq4ym 1/24/2016 | 6:18:42 PM
    Re: Nokia's Leadership Team With all the massive changes, it would be interesting to see if indeed Nokia went big time toward IoT. I would be cool to see what kind of severance packages if any all those left behind are getting from the deal.
    DHagar 1/11/2016 | 1:26:11 PM
    Re: Nokia's Leadership Team dcawrey, I have heard the same thing.  It does appear promising,  And, as Steve Saunders states, they are putting together a strong team.  The companies that truly focus and invest in this area, I believe, will become the leaders.
    danielcawrey 1/8/2016 | 9:12:50 PM
    Re: Nokia's Leadership Team I'm also wondering what the direction will be. I think I heard somewhere that Nokia wants to focus on IoT applications. I think that's a promising area to enter considering the potential growth opportunities there.
    Steve Saunders 1/8/2016 | 5:42:09 PM
    Re: Nokia's Leadership Team this looks like a strong team and certainly takes advantagre of the ALU talent 
    DHagar 1/8/2016 | 4:19:02 PM
    Re: Nokia's Leadership Team Iain, I am wondering if Nokia announced or referred to the strategy, focus, or direction the merged company is implementing and if this leadership team is intended to reflect that or send a message?  There are some interesting changes.
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