Nishant Batra Heads Up Nokia Strategy
December 17, 2020
has appointed Nishant Batra, a proven technology leader with broad global
experience, as Chief Strategy and Technology Officer and member of the Group
Leadership team, effective from January 18, 2021.
Nishant joins Nokia from Veoneer in Sweden, a worldwide leader in automotive
technology, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
Prior this role he held several positions at Ericsson over twelve years in
Sweden, India and the US, most recently as Head of Product Area Networks. He has
extensive experience with complex systems based on cutting-edge silicon
technology and both embedded as well as cloud-based software.
am delighted to welcome Nishant to Nokia at a pivotal time for our company,"
says Pekka Lundmark, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nokia. "He is a
proven leader bringing with him a wealth of experience from technology to
telecoms, as well as deep knowledge of our core CSP customers, the enterprise
sector, and the emerging trends in the global market. His track record of
developing innovative new products and successfully taking them to market make
him a fantastic addition to our team.Ē
"Iím honored to be part of Nokia. This isnít just about joining a company that
has a fantastic portfolio, itís also about the pride of being associated with
such an iconic brand,Ē says Nishant Batra. ďThe telecommunications industry is
an exciting place to be at the moment with 5G now really taking off, and Nokia
is right at the heart of it. The company has the true potential to work with
diverse customer groups in the market and I see that we can make a significant
impact over the long term. My personal ambition will be to ensure that Nokia is
strategically positioned to win and that Nokia Bell Labs continues to be seen as
the pinnacle of innovation.Ē
Nishant holds an MBA from INSEAD, a masterís degree in telecommunications and a
masterís degree in computer science from Southern Methodist University in
Dallas, and a bachelorís degree in computer applications from Devi Ahilya
University in India.
Nishant will be based initially in Espoo, Finland, after which he will move to
the US. He will report to Nokiaís President and Chief Executive Officer Pekka