The Nokia Siemens Networks Board of Directors has appointed Rajeev Suri as chief executive officer (CEO) effective October 1, 2009. Suri succeeds Simon Beresford-Wylie, who will support Suri during a transition period through November 1, 2009 before leaving the company.
Suri will be based at Nokia Siemens Networks’ headquarters in Espoo, Finland.
Suri, who currently leads the Services business of Nokia Siemens Networks, comes with 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.
In previous roles, says the company, he has been based in various locations including India, Finland, the United Kingdom, West Africa, and Singapore. Suri, 41, is an Indian citizen.
His appointment was announced today, Sept. 1.