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Citrix appoints former CA Technologies exec to lead Northern Europe

Virtualisation incumbent Citrix has announced the appointment of former CA Technologies executive Jacqueline de Rojas as area vice president, Northern Europe. In her role she will help drive awareness of the company’s virtual and mobile offerings across the region.

Verizon appoints Francis Yip to Lead Asia-Pacific business

Verizon Enterprise Solutions, the cloud computing and enterprise IT-focused division of American operator Verizon has appointed Francis Yip to group vice president of Verizon Asia Pacific, where he will lead all of the business’ strategic initiatives.

Rajeev Suri promoted to Nokia CEO

Flush from the Microsoft deal, Nokia has announced a capital restructuring programme that will see it return cash to shareholders through the resumption of dividends and aim to pay down €2bn of its debt over the next two years.

NSN appoints head of Central, East and West Africa

Nokia Solutions and Networks has announced the appointment of Salvatore Maisano as its new head of Central East and West Africa. It is the second senior appointment in Africa for NSN in less than a month as the firm refreshes its regional roster under the leadership of MEA senior vice president Igor Leprince.

Tele2 appoints group CFO

Swedish operator group Tele2 has announced the appointment of Allison Kirkby as CFO. Kirkby will succeed former CFO Lars Nilsson and begin her role on May 1st, 2014.

Graham Payne departs in management reshuffle at MBNL

UK network joint venture MBNL, created by T-Mobile and 3UK in 2007 and now owned by 3 with EE, is getting a change of management as the organisation shifts from the integration of the various UK networks held by its parents to an operational and cost-control model. Graham Payne, MBNL’s managing director and financial director Brian More O’Ferrall, are to leave the company, to be replaced by Pat Coxen of EE and Gervase King of 3UK.

Belgian Government sacks Belgacom CEO over criticism

The CEO of Belgian incumbent operator Belgacom, Didier Bellens, has been sacked by the state Government, which is the firm’s largest shareholder. The announcement was made late Friday by Prime Minister Elio di Rupo, who said that the Government was unable to tolerate the public criticisms that Bellens has recently levelled at it.

Swisscom CEO dead in apparent suicide

The CEO of Swisscom, Carsten Schloter, was found dead at his home in Freiburg yesterday in what local police are describing as an apparent suicide. Schloter joined Swisscom in 2000 as the head of the firm’s mobile operation, becoming group CEO in 2006.

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