Nokia establishes solutions unit

Nokia has announced the introduction of a solutions unit as of 1 October 2009. Alberto Torres, currently head of devices category management has been appointed to head the new solutions unit and becomes a member of the group executive board as of 1 October, 2009.

Torres joined Nokia in 2004. Prior to his current position as head of devices category management, he held a number of senior positions in, for example, corporate strategy and Vertu devices.

Said Nokia CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo: “We are now fine tuning our operations to accelerate the pace of our company’s change and to increase the speed, flexibility and innovation with which we meet consumer needs. The new unit will better enable us to deliver not only first-class devices and compelling consumer services, but also complete solutions that integrate the two seamlessly.”

The solutions unit will drive Nokia’s solutions offering and align it with the company’s devices and services portfolio; manage the end to end creation and delivery of solutions across the company together with the other Nokia units, and bring together all design and user experience activities to drive excellence in consumer experience.

Also, Nokia announced today that Robert Andersson, who currently heads finance, strategy and strategic sourcing in the devices unit, will leave the group executive board as of 30 September 2009 in connection with his transfer to new duties in the corporate development office, as of 1 October 2009. He will head the corporate alliances and business development function, which includes responsibility for company-wide strategic partnerships and alliances, including the recently announced cooperation with Microsoft.