Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has announced it is bringing together its business in the Middle East and Africa into a new, single, regional organisation structure covering the Middle East & Africa (MEA). Igor Leprince, who was leading the company’s business in the Middle East until December 31, 2012, has assumed the role of head of MEA from January 1, 2013.
With this change, NSN is expanding its Asia and Middle East regional cluster to include business in Africa. Continuing under the leadership of executive board member Ashish Chowdhary, the new Asia, Middle East & Africa cluster (AMEA) will manage the company’s customer operations in MEA, India, Asia Pacific, Greater China and Japan.
As part of the company’s transformation, the new combined MEA region will allow NSN to further strengthen its quality of delivery for all its operator customers in the region. In addition, the move will allow the company to serve its large multi-country operators such as Bharti Airtel, Etisalat, Qtel, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Vodacom and Zain in a more integrated manner both within the MEA region and across AMEA operations.
NSN operates in 30 countries in the combined MEA region.