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  Date: 31/12/2020

Nokia appoints Nishant Batra as Chief Strategy and Technology Officer

Nokia appointed Nishant Batra as its Chief Strategy and Technology Officer and member of the Group Leadership team, effective from January 18, 2021.

Before this appointment, Nishant was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Veoneer in Sweden. He had held several positions at Ericsson over twelve years in Sweden, India and the US, most recently as Head of Product Area Networks. His experience spans complex systems based on cutting-edge silicon technology and both embedded as well as cloud-based software.

ďI am delighted to welcome Nishant to Nokia at a pivotal time for our company," says Pekka Lundmark, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nokia. "He is a proven leader bringing with him a wealth of experience from technology to telecoms, as well as deep knowledge of our core CSP customers, the enterprise sector, and the emerging trends in the global market. His track record of developing innovative new products and successfully taking them to market make him a fantastic addition to our team.Ē

"Iím honored to be part of Nokia. This isnít just about joining a company that has a fantastic portfolio, itís also about the pride of being associated with such an iconic brand,Ē says Nishant Batra. ďThe telecommunications industry is an exciting place to be at the moment with 5G now really taking off, and Nokia is right at the heart of it. The company has the true potential to work with diverse customer groups in the market and I see that we can make a significant impact over the long term. My personal ambition will be to ensure that Nokia is strategically positioned to win and that Nokia Bell Labs continues to be seen as the pinnacle of innovation.Ē

Nishant, an MBA from INSEAD also holds a masterís degree in telecommunications, masterís degree in computer science from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and a bachelorís degree in computer applications from Devi Ahilya University in India.

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