Nokia Siemens Networks has announced the appointment of Rick Corker to lead its business in North America. Corker, an Australian citizen, is currently head of the company’s Asia-Pacific region, where he has delivered strong growth, particularly in the key countries of Korea and Japan. Corker will be based in Dallas and his appointment is effective from April 15 2011.
Corker succeeds Sue Spradley, who will continue to serve as a non-executive advisor to Nokia Siemens Networks and as a member of the company’s external advisory board. Spradley, who joined Nokia Siemens Networks in July 2007, is stepping down to pursue opportunities outside the firm.
“Sue has been a key member of our team during an important time in our history, expanding our customer base and strengthening our position with existing customers. We wish her the very best as she pursues the next step in her career,” said Bosco Novak, executive board member and head of customer operations west* for Nokia Siemens Networks.
“We are very proud to have someone of Rick’s calibre to take over leadership of our business in North America,” Novak continued. “Sue and Rick will work very closely together over the coming period to ensure an absolutely smooth transition from the point of view of our customers and employees.”