Espoo, Finland – February 24, 2013
Nokia Siemens Networks appoints Eva Elmstedt to lead services business
Eva Elmstedt has been appointed to lead the services business at Nokia Siemens Networks, effective June 1, 2013. Elmstedt will report to CEO Rajeev Suri and join the company’s executive board. She will be based in Munich, Germany.
Elmstedt joins Nokia Siemens Networks from Ericsson, where she recently held the role of Vice President, Product Related Services responsible for network implementation, care services and optimization services. In this role she was responsible for a significant portion of Ericsson’s revenue, managed a large, global organization, and drove significantly improved revenue and profitability. Before that role, Elmstedt held a number of other senior roles at Ericsson and was responsible for Customer Support and IT Service Delivery.
“Having competed against Eva in the past, I am particularly pleased to now have her as a member of the Nokia Siemens Networks team,” said Suri. “She has both depth and drive, and I look forward to her taking our powerful Services organization to the next level, ensuring we have a strong, profitable business.”
Nokia Siemens Networks services business provides expertise – in the form of business analysts and engineers – using innovative tools and processes to ensure mobile broadband networks are installed, managed, and operate efficiently, and deliver a superior experience for people using those networks. The company manages 750 million subscribers at 190 operators and close to 2 million network elements. Through remote site integration it puts one site on air every 100 seconds, which is an industry record.
Eva has approximately 30 years of Telecom and IT experience. In addition to her experience in the telecommunications infrastructure and services sector, Eva has also held leadership roles on the operator side, including chief information officer of 3 Scandinavia. Before that, she spent many years in the IT sector including ten years with IBM where she held several senior positions in consulting and management.
Elmstedt holds a Bachelors degree in computer science and economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (USA) and Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden). She is a co-author of two books about IT and Leadership. Elmstedt, 52, is a Swedish citizen and married with 2 children.
The previous head of services, Bosco Novak, left the company at the end of 2012 and the organization has since been operating under interim leadership.
About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.
With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 100 countries and had net sales of approximately 13.8 billion euros in 2012. http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com