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Nokia confirms executive team as Combes made acting CEO of Numericable SFR

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Nokia has confirmed the makeup of its senior team now that the Alcatel-Lucent acquisition is pretty much a done deal.

As indicated back in October the combined team is dominated by former Nokia execs and goes as follows:

  • Rajeev Suri, President and Chief Executive Officer;
  • Samih Elhage, President of Mobile Networks;
  • Federico Guillén, President of Fixed Networks;
  • Basil Alwan, President of IP/Optical Networks;
  • Bhaskar Gorti, President of Applications & Analytics;
  • Ramzi Haidamus, President of Nokia Technologies;
  • Timo Ihamuotila, Chief Financial Officer;
  • Hans-Jürgen Bill, Chief Human Resources Officer;
  • Kathrin Buvac, Chief Strategy Officer;
  • Ashish Chowdhary, Chief Customer Operations Officer;
  • Barry French, Chief Marketing Officer;
  • Marc Rouanne, Chief Innovation & Operating Officer; and
  • Maria Varsellona, Chief Legal Officer.
  • Risto Siilasmaa (Chairman);
  • Olivier Piou (Vice Chairman);

There was no mention of current A-Lu CTO and head of Bell Labs Marcus Weldon, despite both companies having previously confirmed he will be CTO of the new company.

Meanwhile former A-Lu CEO Michel Combes seems to have his hands full at his new company – Altice. He is also Chairman of French operator Numericable-SFR, which is owned by Altice, and has had to temporarily step in as CEO following the departure of Eric Denoyer. The move is part of a general restructure at the company, which was formed when Altice acquired SFR in 2014.


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