Nokia has announced the appointment of Jorg Erlemeier as the Integration Planning head for the integration of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent to follow the proposed combination of the two companies.
Erlemeier will establish an Integration Steering board that will provide the structure, processes and working team needed to set up the required plans for the combined company.
In this role, which will take effect immediately, he will report to Nokia president and CEO, Rajeev Suri.
"With a strong leader like Jorg in place, we can have confidence that the right integration planning will be underway, leaving the vast majority of the people in Nokia able to keep their attention where it matters: on our customers and our business performance," said Suri.
Erlemeier currently leads Global Services in Nokia Networks' Europe market. He has more than 20 years of experience, and joined Nokia in 1994.