Eva Elmstedt has been appointed to lead the services business at Nokia Siemens Networks, effective June 1, 2013. Ms. Elmstedt will report to CEO Rajeev Suri and join the company’s executive board. She will be based in Munich, Germany.
Ms. Elmstedt joins Nokia Siemens Networks from Ericsson, where she recently held the role of vice president, Product Related Services, responsible for network implementation, care services and optimization services. Before that role, Ms. Elmstedt held a number of other senior roles at Ericsson and was responsible for Customer Support and IT Service Delivery.
Ms. Elmstedt has approximately 30 years of Telecom and IT experience. In addition to her experience in the telecommunications infrastructure and services sector, she has also held leadership roles on the operator side, including chief information officer of 3 Scandinavia. Before that, she spent many years in the IT sector including ten years with IBM where she held several senior positions in consulting and management.
Ms. Elmstedt holds a Bachelors degree in computer science and economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (USA) and Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden). She is a co-author of two books about IT and Leadership.
The previous head of services, Bosco Novak, left the company at the end of 2012 and the organization has since been operating under interim leadership.