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Nokia appoints Sandeep Girotra as Head of India

  • Nokia has appointed Sandeep
    Girotra as the Head of India as part of the planned merger of the company and
    Alcatel-Lucent. Girotra is currently Vice-President and Head of India, Nokia
    Networks.
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  • The company said
    Girotra would oversee the combined company’s customer operations across India, driving
    the execution of strategy and ensuring superior customer service, underpinned

    • Nokia has appointed Sandeep
      Girotra as the Head of India as part of the planned merger of the company and
      Alcatel-Lucent. Girotra is currently Vice-President and Head of India, Nokia
      Networks.
    •  
    • The company said
      Girotra would oversee the combined company’s customer operations across India, driving
      the execution of strategy and ensuring superior customer service, underpinned
      by a strong focus on innovation and quality.
    •  
    • The Finnish telecom
      gear maker had in April announced the acquisition of French firm Alcatel-Lucent
      in an all-stock deal valued at $16.6 billion.
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    • “Sandeep Girotra
      would become the Head of India as part of the planned combination of Nokia and
      Alcatel-Lucent, after and subject to the successful closing of the public
      exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent securities announced on April 15, 2015,”
      Nokia said in a statement.
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    • Girotra joined Nokia
      Networks in 1996 and has held a number of different roles in India, heading
      the region since 2011. In 2010, he served as Head of Sales for Business
      Solution Networks having been Customer Team Head at Idea Cellular within Nokia
      Siemens Networks from 2007 to 2009. Girotra would report to Ashish Chowdhary,
      Chief Customer Operations Officer.
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    • “We are
      delighted to announce the appointment of Sandeep Girotra as designated Head of
      India. He brings valuable regional experience and expertise, and would be a
      great asset to the management team,” Chowdhary said.
    •  
    • The proposed
      appointment is effective only after the successful closing of the public
      exchange offer, and is subject to the completion of the relevant works council
      consultation procedures, the statement added.

     

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