Nokia Names Former Telia Exec Gabriela Styf Sjöman as New Chief Strategy Officer

Nokia Names Former Telia Exec Gabriela Styf Sjöman as New Chief Strategy Officer Image Sources:Nokia

Nokia on Thursday announced appointment of Gabriela Styf Sjöman as Chief Strategy Officer and member of the Group Leadership team, effective December 1, 2019.

Gabriela succeeds Kathrin Buvac as Chief Strategy Officer, who continues in the role of President of Nokia Enterprise and member of the Group Leadership Team.

Gabriela joins Nokia from Telia Company in Sweden, where she has held positions including Deputy Head of Global Services and Operations and Head of Group Networks, and most recently Vice President and Head of Group Network Services and Operations. In that role she was responsible for technology strategy, architecture, design, delivery and operations for Fixed and Mobile Networks, as well as strategy execution for 5G Readiness for Telia Company Nordics and Baltics.

Before joining Telia Company in 2017, Gabriela spent two years with Telecom Italia in Rome as Vice President, Engineering and Telecom Italia Group Labs, following more than ten years at Ericsson in a variety of senior roles in China, Germany and the US.

Having grown up in Mexico, the US, the former Czechoslovakia and Sweden, she studied Basic Law, Political Science and International Relations at the University of Uppsala, Sweden and holds an MBA from Durham University, UK. 

Gabriela will be based in Espoo, Finland and will report to President and CEO, Rajeev Suri.

Rakeev Suri, President and CEO, Nokia
Her insight will be critical in refining our strategy for the future. I also want to thank Kathrin, who has continued to lead our strategy organization in addition to her role as President of Nokia Enterprise since January this year.


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