Monday, August 31, 2009

NSN Appoints Rajeev Suri as CEO as Beresford-Wylie Resigns

Simon Beresford-Wylie will step down as CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks at the end of this month. The company's board of directors has appointed Rajeev Suri to take his place.

Suri, who currently leads the Services business of Nokia Siemens Networks, joined Nokia in 1995. He has held a number of executive positions in Business Development, Marketing and Sales and Strategy. He has been based in various locations including India, Finland, the United Kingdom and Singapore. Suri, 41, is an Indian citizen and is married with two children.

Beresford-Wylie joined Nokia in 1998 and held several positions in Asia and Europe before his appointment to head Nokia's infrastructure business group in February 2005. He was one of the leading drivers behind the creation of Nokia Siemens Networks and assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of the company when it commenced operations on April 1, 2007. He has been a member of the Nokia Group Executive Board since 2005.