Nokia and Siemens announced Friday the staffing of the business unit and regional leadership of their new company, Nokia Siemens Networks, set to launch in January 2007. Having already announced positions such as CEO, COO, CMO and CFO, the companies went on last week to name specific business unit leaders including Jose Costa e Silva for Services, Ari Lehtoratna for Radio Access, Christian Unterberger for Service Core and Applictions, Christian Fredrikson for Operation Support Systems, Martin Lust for Broadband Access and Bernd Schumacher for IP Networking and Transport.
Regional leaders include Mark Louison for North America, Fernando Terni for Latin America, Zhiqiang Zhang for China, Jurgen Bill for Western and Southern Europe, Kai Uebach for Northern Europe, Jan Cron for the Middle East and Africa and Rajeev Suri for the Asia Pacific region. In addition, Stephan Scholz has been appointed to lead the Research, Technology and Platforms arm of the company.
Soon-to-be CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks Simon Beresford-Wylie said, “We have drawn from the best people at both Nokia and Siemens to create a strong, customer-focused leadership team and I am proud to join with them in the new company.”
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