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Nokia announced that Rolf Werner has joined the company as the Senior Vice President of its European region, reporting directly to Chief Customer Experience Officer Ricky Corker.

Werner expressed: “This is an excellent time to join Nokia. It is clear that Nokia has an excellent opportunity to seize the market as one of the very few companies that can offer solutions to its customers across the full range of technologies available in the industry.”

Bringing more than 25 years of business and industry experience, Rolf joins Nokia from Cognizant Technology Solutions, where he was the CEO of Germany with responsibility for the DACH region. Under his leadership, the company delivered double-digit growth for the region, including the acquisition of ESG Mobility.

Heading Nokia’s Europe Region, Rolf will help drive Nokia’s already significant growth and market share. In addition, he will deepen Nokia’s relationships with key European customers and support the company’s growth ambitions into new market segments. Nokia will also continue to support Europe’s ambitions to be a powerhouse of innovation globally, and Rolf’s team will guide CSPs and enterprises as they deploy 5G, fiber broadband and private wireless.

Corker said: “I am thrilled to welcome Rolf to the company. Having a broad experience across the industry, gained in software, service providers and in many other areas, means that Rolf will be able to help guide Nokia’s European organization through the next stage of our corporate development.”

Nokia is supplying 5G and many other technologies across its portfolio to major service providers and leading operators, as well as hyperscalers, enterprises and government organizations throughout Europe. Nokia provides the critical networks that European governments and service providers depend on, relying on the decades of experience and investment that Nokia has across European infrastructure. Nokia has an unrivaled track record of innovation in Europe, including hosting nine Nokia Bell Labs research centers. Bell Labs pioneered many of the fundamental technologies that are being used to develop 5G and fiber broadband standards.

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