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The planned structure for the combination of Nokia-Alcatel

Nokia has unveiled its planned leadership and organisational structure which it intends to implement once the Nokia–Alcatel deal is done.
"We are making very good progress on being ready to operate as a combined company when the proposed exchange offer closes," said Rajeev Suri, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nokia. "After a thorough selection process, I am pleased to announce the company's future organizational structure and exceptional leaders who will help chart the next steps in Nokia's transformation."

After the closing of the exchange offer, the Networks business would be conducted through four business groups: Mobile Networks, Fixed Networks, Applications & Analytics and IP/Optical Networks. Alongside these, Nokia Technologies would continue to operate as a separate business group.

The combined company is expected to have a common sales organization across the business groups, except for Nokia Technologies. In addition, effective after the closing of the exchange offer, there would be six additional unit leaders within the combined company, who would report directly to the President and CEO:
  • Timo Ihamuotila, currently Executive Vice President and Group Chief Financial Officer, Nokia, would serve as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
  • Ashish Chowdhary, currently Chief Business Officer, Nokia Networks, would serve as Chief Customer Operations Officer (CCOO). He would lead the global Customer Operations organization, which would be responsible for customer interactions and sales across all business groups.
  • Marc Rouanne, currently Executive Vice President, Mobile Broadband, Nokia Networks, would serve as Chief Innovation & Operating Officer (CIOO).
  • Kathrin Buvac, currently Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Nokia Networks, would serve as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).
  • Barry French, currently Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Nokia, would serve as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and would oversee the Marketing & Corporate Affairs unit.
  • Maria Varsellona, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Nokia, would serve as Chief Legal Officer (CLO).

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