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Press Release -- March 17th, 2014
Source: Nokia Siemens Networks

NSN appoints Deon Geyser head of Southern Africa sub-region

Pretoria, South Africa – March 17, 2014

  • To oversee all NSN operations in the sub-region
  • Rejoins NSN from Millicom Cellular International where he was COO for Tanzania operation

Nokia Solutions and Networks today announced the appointment of Deon Geyser as head of Southern Africa sub-region effective today. Deon has held a number of senior management positions in leading African telecom companies, including COO at Milicom International Cellular (Tigo) in Tanzania. In his previous role at NSN, Deon served the company as Country Director for Tanzania from 2007-2012.

“We welcome Deon back to NSN. With his strong track record in several key management positions in telecommunications companies, he will prove an excellent addition to the vibrant NSN team in the Middle East and Africa region,” said Igor Leprince, Senior Vice President, Middle East and Africa business region at NSN.

Commenting on his appointment, Deon said, “I am delighted to rejoin the NSN team in the MEA region. NSN is an innovation leader in the industry and I look forward to supporting the company as it forges ahead in its path to being the world’s specialist in mobile broadband.”

Deon has held various roles across NSN before moving to Millicom as COO. He has vast experience across mobile broadband, value added services (VAS), billing, business transformation, managed services and customer experience management (CEM).

Born in South Africa, he holds two undergraduate degrees in Electronics Engineering and IT and a masters degree in Engineering Management from University of Johannesburg. He likes to spend his spare time with his family. He also enjoys running, sports and socializing. Based in South Africa, he is married and has two children.

About NSN

Nokia Solutions and Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.

With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 120 countries and had net sales of approximately 11.3 billion euros in 2013. NSN is wholly owned by Nokia Corporation.

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