Nokia Siemens appoints Sandeep Girotra to head India business

Nokia Siemens Networks announced the appointment of Sandeep Girotra to head its business in India. 


Girotra is currently responsible for a number of key customer accounts in India as a sub-region head. Ashish Chowdhary, head of customer operations east and a member of the company’s executive board, has been acting as head for its India business since January 2011. In his new role, Girotra will report to Chowdhary. The India region forms part of Nokia Siemens Networks customer operations east along with its business in Asia Pacific, China, Japan and the Middle East.


I am delighted that Sandeep, who has led a number of key accounts in India with great strength and professionalism, will step up to this role. Sandeep brings a strong track record of delivering growth and profitability over his 15 years at Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia Networks. He has played an instrumental role in our strong performance in India,” said Chowdhary.


Girotra’s experience spans telecoms, information technology, test equipment and telecom services. The majority of his two decade career has been spent at Nokia Siemens Networks and formerly Nokia Networks, where he held a number of executive positions in key account management, strategy, business development and business solution sales. In those roles, he has been credited with driving new business, enhancing software sales and developing deep relationships with major customers.


I am privileged to lead the India region at a juncture when the Indian telecom industry is ready for the next phase of transformation. Reiterating our commitment to India, we recently announced that Nokia Siemens Networks is India’s largest international telecom infrastructure manufacturer. That, combined with the fact that we are the leading 3G infrastructure and services partner in the country with 30 percent market share, makes it clear that Nokia Siemens Networks plays, and will continue to play, a leading role in the overall development of the country’s telecommunications industry,” said Girotra.


Nokia Siemens Networks  employs 15,000 people in India, regarding it as a priority market as well as a global innovation hub and delivery base. The company’s Indian manufacturing operations, global delivery centers and research and development facilities reflect Nokia Siemens Networks’ focus on proximity to key customers and regions.


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