Monday, 26 August 2019 01:20

Nokia appoints Styf Sjöman as chief strategy officer

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Finnish telecommunications equipment vendor Nokia has appointed ‘former Telia Company executive Gabriela Styf Sjöman as chief strategy officer and a member of its group leadership team.

Styf Sjöman, who will take over the new role at the beginning of December, succeeds Kathrin Buvac who continues in the role of president of Nokia Enterprise and as a member of the group leadership team.

Styf Sjöman joins Nokia from Telia Company in Sweden, where she has held positions including deputy head of global services and operations and head of group networks, and most recently vice president and head of group network services and operations - responsible for technology strategy, architecture, design, delivery and operations for Fixed and Mobile Networks, and strategy execution for 5G Readiness for Telia Nordics and Baltics.

Before joining Telia Company in 2017, Styf Sjöman spent two years with Telecom Italia in Rome as vice president, engineering and Telecom Italia Group Labs, following more than 10 years at Ericsson in a variety of senior roles in China, Germany and the US.

Styf Sjöman will be based in Espoo, Finland and will report to president and chief executive officer, Rajeev Suri.

"We are delighted to welcome Gabriela to Nokia at a pivotal moment in our 5G journey. She brings a wealth of international knowledge and a deep understanding of our industry, its customers and technologies," said Rajeev Suri.

"Her insight will be critical in refining our strategy for the future. I also want to thank Kathrin, who has continued to lead our strategy organization in addition to her role as President of Nokia Enterprise since January this year."

"I am excited to join Nokia at such a pivotal time," said Styf Sjöman,

"With its broad portfolio and innovative technology, Nokia is well positioned to help its customers realize the full potential of 5G, and I look forward to being part of further strengthening Nokia in this 5G journey,” she said.

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