Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Executives Named for Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia and Siemens named the top executives for their recently announced 50-50 joint venture that combines the Networks Business Group of Nokia and the carrier-related operations of Siemens. The team consists of:

  • Mika Vehviläinen, who will serve as Chief Operating Officer. Vehviläinen is currently Senior Vice President & General Manager, Core Networks, Nokia. As Chief Operating Officer, Vehviläinen will have overall responsibility for the following business units: Radio Access, Operation Support Systems, Service Core and Applications, IP Networking and Transport, as well as Broadband Access. In addition, he will oversee Operations (sourcing, manufacturing and logistics) and the Technology Platforms and Quality organization.

  • Karl-Christoph Caselitz, who will serve as Chief Market Operations Officer. Caselitz is currently President of Mobile Networks, Siemens Communications. As Chief Market Operations Officer, Caselitz will have responsibility for regional operations, management of global accounts, and marketing and sales management. He will also oversee the Services business unit of Nokia Siemens Networks.

  • Peter Schönhofer, who as previously announced will become Chief Financial Officer. Schönhofer is currently a member of the executive board of Siemens AG Austria. Schönhofer will be responsible for all financial activities of Nokia Siemens Networks, as well as information technology and intellectual property rights.

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