Nokia appoints Rolf Werner as head for Europe

Telecom equipment maker Nokia announced the appointment of Rolf Werner as Senior Vice President of its European region.
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Rolf Werner will be reporting directly to Ricky Corker, Nokia’s Chief Customer Experience Officer.

Nokia’s European region has generated revenue of 1.533 billion euros (+4 percent) in the third quarter of 2022. The European region is the second largest market for Nokia after
North America.

Nokia is the leader in the telecom network market in Europe. For comparison, Ericsson generated revenue of SEK 15.3 billion or $1.45 billion (+6 percent) in Q3 2022 from Europe and Latin America.

Rolf Werner joins Nokia from Cognizant Technology Solutions, where he was the CEO of Germany, with responsibility for the DACH region.

Rolf Werner has held senior positions at Fujitsu, Global Logic, and T-Systems, where he led the turnaround of T-Systems’ French organization, across the whole organizational framework.

Rolf Werner will be responsible to drive Nokia’s growth and market share in Europe as the head of Nokia’s Europe Region.

The telecom network maker said he will deepen Nokia’s relationships with key European customers and support the company’s growth ambitions into new market segments. Rolf’s team will guide CSPs and Enterprises as they deploy 5G, fiber broadband and private wireless.

Rolf Werner, Senior Vice President Europe at Nokia, said in a news statement: “It is clear that Nokia has an excellent opportunity to seize the market as one of very few companies that can offer solutions to its customers across the full range of technologies available in the industry.”