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Press Release -- April 9th, 2014
Source: Nokia Siemens Networks
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NSN appoints Salvatore Maisano head of Central East & West Africa

To lead overall NSN sales, operations and business growth across the region

Nokia Solutions and Networks today announced the appointment of Salvatore Maisano (known as Sal) as head of Central East and West Africa (CEWA). In his new role, Sal is responsible for overall sales and operations of NSN across the CEWA region in Middle East and Africa (MEA). Previously, he was Head of Sales for MEA at NSN. Sal has held a number of senior management positions in the ICT industry, including Head of China and Far East at OTE/Marconi (now Selex).

Igor Leprince, Senior Vice President, MEA, NSN, said: “We welcome Sal to Africa. Sal is a senior leader in the ICT industry. With his strong track record in international sales and operations, I am confident that he will drive our ambitious plans across the CEWA region.”

Commenting on his appointment, Sal said: “I am delighted to take on this challenging role in the CEWA region. I look forward to strengthening NSN’s position as an industry leader in the region.”

Sal joined Nokia in February 1999 from OTE/Marconi, where he was heading China and the Far East region, based out of Beijing.

He started his career in R&D and has developed a truly international career, leading global accounts, sales and operations across Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as Asia Pacific, China and India.

Born in Italy, Sal holds an M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University Of Florence, Italy.

Picture of Salvatore Maisano available here.

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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