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Nokia Corporation Stock Exchange Release June 19, 2019 at 08:00 (CET +1)
Nassib Abou-Khalil named Chief Legal Officer, Jenni Lukander named President of Nokia Technologies and as members of Nokia Group Leadership Team
Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced that Nassib Abou-Khalil will become Chief Legal Officer for Nokia and Jenni Lukander will become President of Nokia Technologies. Both will report to Nokia President and Chief Executive Officer, Rajeev Suri, and become members of the Group Leadership Team. These appointments are effective on August 1, 2019.
Abou-Khalil and Lukander will succeed Maria Varsellona who will be leaving Nokia at the end of October to join ABB.
"Jenni and Nassib are ideally positioned for their new roles", said Suri. "Both are strong leaders with deep expertise and track records of performance. I want to thank Maria for her many contributions to Nokia. She leaves us with my respect and gratitude for her leadership over the last six years."
Jenni Lukander, currently Head of Patent Business, will take the role of President of Nokia Technologies and join the Group Leadership Team (GLT). Lukander joined Nokia in 2007, since when she has led patent licensing, litigation, competition law and other regulatory matters. Lukander is an internationally renowned IP and competition law professional who started her career as an attorney at a leading law firm in Helsinki. She has a Master's in Law from the University of Helsinki.
Nassib Abou-Khalil, currently Deputy Chief Legal Officer, Business, will become Chief Legal Officer and also join the GLT. Abou-Khalil joined Nokia in 2014 as head of Legal & Compliance for Middle East & Africa and prior to this had Regional Counsel roles for Yahoo and GE. He led the integration of the compliance programs of Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia to ensure a strong unified approach for Nokia for the future and more recently has led our customer facing legal operations and is a strong advocate for the digitization of the function. He has a Master's Degree in International Trade Law as well as a Civil Law Degree, a Bachelor's Degree in Common Law and a BA in Political Sciences all from the University of Ottawa. He is admitted to the Ontario Bar and to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales. As a result of these changes, Nokia's Group Leadership Team will consist of the following members effective August 1, 2019: Rajeev Suri, Nassib Abou-Khalil, Basil Alwan, Hans-Juergen Bill, Kathrin Buvac, Ricky Corker, Joerg Erlemeier, Barry French, Sanjay Goel, Bhaskar Gorti, Federico Guillén, Jenni Lukander, Sandra Motley, Kristian Pullola, Sri Reddy, Tommi Uitto and Marcus Weldon.
Additional background on all current members of the GLT can be found at http://www.nokia.com/en_int/investors/corporate-governance/group-leadership-team
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