Joerg Erlemeier, Nokia’s former head of Africa and Middle East region, appointed new COO




Nokia has announced the appointment of Joerg Erlemeier as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Group Leadership Team (GLT) with immediate effect. Erlemeier will report to Rajeev Suri, Nokia President and CEO. Monika Maurer, who previously held the COO position, will support Erlemeier during a transition period and then leave Nokia to pursue new opportunities outside the company. 

“I want to thank Monika for her contributions to Nokia, and Alcatel-Lucent before that. I warmly welcome Joerg to the GLT, and look forward to working together to further strengthen our disciplined operating model,” said Rajeev Suri. 

(TOP: Joerg Erlemeier, new COO at Nokia). 

Erlemeier was most recently Senior VP, Nokia Transformation, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunications) from Fachhochschule Aachen in Germany. He has over 20 years of experience in various leadership positions in Nokia, including heading the Middle East and Africa region; leading Services in Asia-Pacific and Japan and North America; and serving as COO of the Mobile Networks business group. 

As a result of this change, Nokia’s Group Leadership Team will, effective as of December 11, 2017, consist of the following members: Rajeev Suri, Basil Alwan, Hans-Juergen Bill, Kathrin Buvac, Ashish Chowdhary, Joerg Erlemeier, Barry French, Bhaskar Gorti, Federico Guillén, Gregory Lee, Igor Leprince, Kristian Pullola, Marc Rouanne, Maria Varsellona and Marcus Weldon. 




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