Nokia announces new team post Alcatel-Lucent acquisition

Telecom network vendor Nokia today announced its new leadership team and main focus areas post Alcatel-Lucent acquisition.

Following the completion of the Alcatel-Lucent acquisition, Nokia expects to create an innovation leader in next generation technology and services for an IP connected world. The closure of the deal is expected in the first half of 2016.

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes has already stepped down.

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said: “After a selection process, I am pleased to announce the company’s future organizational structure and exceptional leaders who will help chart the next steps in Nokia’s transformation.”

The telecom infrastructure supplier has retained important resources from both Nokia Networks and Alcatel-Lucent for preparing for the new Nokia.

However, there is no word on the likely job cut after the completion of the Alcatel-Lucent deal. After buying some of the business from Motorola, Nokia announced massive job cuts to improve profit. The combined company will target approximately EUR 900 million of operating cost synergies to be achieved on a full year basis in 2019.

Top Nokia team
Rajeev Suri, CEO of Nokia
Samih Elhage, president of Mobile Networks
Federico Guillen, president of Fixed Networks
Bhaskar Gorti, president of Applications & Analytics
Basil Alwan, president of IP/Optical Networks
Ashish Chowdhary, chief customer operations officer (CCOO), Nokia
Marc Rouanne, chief innovation and operating officer (CIOO), Nokia
Kathrin Buvac, chief strategy officer (CSO), Nokia
Barry French, CMO, Nokia

The new Nokia will conduct Networks business through four business groups: Mobile Networks, Fixed Networks, Applications & Analytics and IP/Optical Networks.

Nokia Technologies will continue to operate as a separate business group. Nokia has already decided to sell HERE mapping business to a consortium of leading German automotive companies.

The company will have a common Integration and Transformation Office to drive synergies and to lead integration activities for the four Networks business groups. The business group leaders will report directly to Rajeev Suri, who was instrumental in selling Nokia phone business to Microsoft and buying Alcatel-Lucent.

Samih Elhage, who currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial and operating officer, Nokia Networks, will be the president of Mobile Networks.

Mobile Networks will include Nokia’s and Alcatel-Lucent’s Radio portfolios and most of their converged Core network portfolios including IMS / VoLTE and Subscriber Data Management, as well as the associated mobile networks-related Global Services business. This unit will also include Alcatel-Lucent’s Microwave business and Managed Services business.

Federico Guillen, who currently serves as president of Fixed Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, will be the president of Fixed Networks.

Fixed Networks will include the current Alcatel-Lucent Fixed Networks business — offering copper and fiber access products and services to offer customers ultra-broadband solutions.

Bhaskar Gorti, who currently serves as president of IP Platforms, Alcatel-Lucent, will be the president of Applications & Analytics.

Applications & Analytics will include Software and Data Analytics-related operations of both companies including Customer Experience Management, OSS, Security Solutions, network intelligence and analytics, device management and Internet of Things connectivity management platforms.

Basil Alwan, who currently serves as president of IP Routing and Transport, Alcatel-Lucent, will be the president of IP/Optical Networks.

IP/Optical Networks (ION) will combine Alcatel-Lucent IP Routing, Optical Transport and IP video businesses, as well as the software defined networking (SDN) start-up, Nuage, plus Nokia’s IP partner and Packet Core portfolio.

Ashish Chowdhary, currently chief business officer, Nokia Networks, will serve as chief customer operations officer (CCOO).

Marc Rouanne, currently executive vice president, Mobile Broadband, Nokia Networks, will serve as chief innovation and operating officer (CIOO).

Kathrin Buvac, currently vice president, Corporate Strategy, Nokia Networks, will serve as chief strategy officer (CSO).

Barry French, currently chief marketing officer, Nokia, will serve as CMO.

Nokia will operate Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks as a separate entity.

Baburajan K
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