ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nokia today confirms the composition of the Board of Directors and announces the composition of the Board Committees and the new Group Leadership Team following the successful public exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent securities.
Members of the Board of Directors confirmed and Board Committee members elected
In accordance with the resolutions passed at the Extraordinary General Meeting on December 2, 2015, and following the successful public exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent securities, Nokia's Board of Directors consists of ten (10) members. The new members of the Board of Directors are Louis R. Hughes, Jean C. Monty and Olivier Piou. Elizabeth Doherty, who was a member of the Board of Directors until the successful closing of the exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent securities, has stepped down from the Board of Directors.
As previously announced, Risto Siilasmaa continues as the Chairman of the Board. In the Board of Directors' assembly meeting, the Board of Directors elected Olivier Piou as Vice Chairman of the Board. The Nokia Board of Directors, for a term ending at the close of the Annual General Meeting in 2016, comprises the following members:
- Risto Siilasmaa (Chairman);
- Olivier Piou (Vice Chairman);
- Vivek Badrinath;
- Bruce Brown;
- Louis Hughes,
- Simon Jiang;
- Jouko Karvinen;
- Jean Monty;
- Elisabeth Nelson; and
- Kari Stadigh.
The Board of Directors also elected the members of the Board Committees. Bruce Brown was elected as Chairman and Simon Jiang, Olivier Piou and Kari Stadigh as members of the Personnel Committee. Jouko Karvinen was elected as Chairman and Vivek Badrinath, Louis Hughes, Jean Monty and Elizabeth Nelson as members of the Audit Committee. Risto Siilasmaa was elected as Chairman and Bruce Brown, Jouko Karvinen, Olivier Piou and Kari Stadigh as members of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee.
The resumés of the members of the Board of Directors are available at
Nokia Group Leadership Team elected
Following the previously announced planned leadership structure and the successful public exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent securities, Nokia today announced the new composition of its Group Leadership Team, chaired by Rajeev Suri. The Nokia Group Leadership Team comprises the following thirteen (13) members; the President and Chief Executive Officer, five (5) business group leaders and seven (7) unit leaders:
- Rajeev Suri, President and Chief Executive Officer;
- Samih Elhage, President of Mobile Networks;
- Federico Guillén, President of Fixed Networks;
- Basil Alwan, President of IP/Optical Networks;
- Bhaskar Gorti, President of Applications & Analytics;
- Ramzi Haidamus, President of Nokia Technologies;
- Timo Ihamuotila, Chief Financial Officer;
- Hans-Jürgen Bill, Chief Human Resources Officer;
- Kathrin Buvac, Chief Strategy Officer;
- Ashish Chowdhary, Chief Customer Operations Officer;
- Barry French, Chief Marketing Officer;
- Marc Rouanne, Chief Innovation & Operating Officer; and
- Maria Varsellona, Chief Legal Officer.
Further information on the members of the Nokia Group Leadership Team is available at
As previously announced and following the successful public exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent securities, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent are proceeding with their integration plans. The Boards of Directors of Nokia and, after having received a positive recommendation by its Independent Directors Committee, the Board of Directors of Alcatel-Lucent, have unanimously approved two services agreements to implement such integration plans, which were entered into between Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent today.
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