ESPOO, Finland -- Igor Leprince has been appointed to lead Global Services at Nokia Networks, effective November 4, 2014. Leprince will report to Nokia President and CEO, Rajeev Suri, and join the Nokia Networks Leadership Team. He will be Executive Vice President Global Services, based in Espoo, Finland.
Leprince is currently the Senior Vice President and Head of Middle East & Africa for Nokia Networks where he has been responsible for all sales and operations in the region. He will continue to lead Middle East & Africa until a successor is appointed. During his tenure, he has spearheaded the deployment of Mobile Broadband (3G/LTE) with the region’s leading telecommunication operators, developed and implemented the strategy that returned the region to profitability and revenue growth.
Igor joined Nokia Networks in September 2007 as the Global Head of Network Planning and Optimization (NPO) which became a key differentiator for the services business and for the company. Igor also served as head of the Global Services Care organization prior to moving to Dubai. Before this, he held various management positions for operators and services companies. Igor has a Master’s degree in Telecommunications and Network Engineering from ENST, Paris, France.
The previous head of Global Services, Eva Elmstedt, will leave the company at the end of the year for personal reasons.