Nokia Siemens Networks appoints new head of Middle East & Africa

Nokia Siemens Networks has announced the appointment of Igor Leprince as the head of Middle East & Africa, or MEA, effective January 1, 2013.

Previously, Igor Leprince was leading the company's business in the Middle East.

With this change, Nokia Siemens Networks is expanding its Asia and Middle East regional cluster to include business in Africa. Continuing under the leadership of executive board member Ashish Chowdhary, the new Asia, Middle East & Africa cluster (AMEA) will manage the company's customer operations in MEA, India, Asia Pacific, Greater China and Japan.

"MEA is a key market for Nokia Siemens Networks, where we have identified an increasing demand from operators for advanced mobile broadband technologies including TD-LTE and FDD-LTE technologies," said Leprince.

"With our focus on being the world's specialist in mobile broadband through product innovation and quality processes, we are absolutely committed to helping our MEA customers realize their vision of becoming advanced mobile broadband providers."