Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri presents new leadership team

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri at MWC 2017Telecom equipment and software major Nokia today announced a new organizational structure and Group Leadership Team (GLT).

Nokia new leadership team

# Rajeev Suri
# Kristian Pullola
# Monika Maurer
# Basil Alwan
# Bhaskar Gorti
# Federico Guillen
# Igor Leprince
# Marc Rouanne
# Ashish Chowdhary
# Hans-Jurgen Bill
# Kathrin Buvac
# Barry French
# Maria Varsellona
# Marcus Weldon

All the new and existing members of Group Leadership Team will report to Nokia president and CEO Rajeev Suri.

“They will strengthen our ability to deliver strong financial performance, drive growth in services, meet changing customer demands in mobile networks, achieve our cost saving and ongoing transformation goals, and enable strategic innovation across our networks business,” Rajeev Suri said in a statement.

Nokia is splitting its mobile networks business into two organizations. Mobile Networks will focus on products and solutions. Global Services will focus on services.

Nokia is also splitting its chief innovation and operating officer (CIOO) organization. CIOO’s current operating activities will be moved to a newly-appointed chief operating officer (COO) organization, while innovation activities will be shifted to Nokia’s chief technology officer and incubation moving to Nokia’s chief strategy officer.

Marc Rouanne, currently chief innovation and operating officer, will become president of the Mobile Networks business group, responsible for mobile products and solutions, including 4G, 5G, cloud core, small cells and other advanced mobile solutions.

Igor Leprince, currently executive vice president of Global Services, will be the president of Global Services.

Monika Maurer, currently chief operating officer of Fixed Networks, will be Group COO, responsible for Nokia’s operating model, Global Operations (manufacturing and supply chain), procurement, implementation of cost saving and ongoing transformation activities, information technology, real estate, and quality.

Marcus Weldon, currently president of Nokia Bell Labs and chief technology officer, will retain those responsibilities.

Kathrin Buvac, chief strategy officer, will assume additional responsibilities for incubation of select new business opportunities, and Barry French, chief marketing officer, will assume additional responsibilities for Health, Safety, Security and Environment.

Samih Elhage has decided to leave Nokia to pursue new opportunities.