Robert Andersson, a senior vice president of the consumer electronics giant, has decided to leave Nokia to join TeliaSonera, Europe’s 5th largest telecom operator. Andersson has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonera in Finland and member of TeliaSonera Group Management.
According to the company, Finland is one of our most important markets and core business for TeliaSonera. In order to sharpen our profile and focus resources on delivering a world class customer experience to all Sonera customers, we have recruited Robert Andersson to manage all business units with customer interface in Finland.
He will take up his new position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonera on 14 May, 2012. Robert Andersson will report to Lars Nyberg, President and CEO and become a member of TeliaSonera Group Management.
“Sonera is a major force in the Finnish ICT industry and TeliaSonera a strong regional player. I am truly excited to join such an advanced operator after many years in the handset business”, says Robert Andersson.
Robert Andersson, aged 51, has held a number of managerial and executive positions in strategy and business development, sales, finance, and operations in the Nokia Group throughout his career. In recent years Robert has been Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Business Development, Executive Vice President of Devices Finance, Strategy and Sourcing and Executive Vice President, Customer and Market Operations. He was a member of the Group Executive Board at Nokia. 2005-2009.
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