“As head of HR, Bosco has played an essential role in the successful Nokia Siemens Networks integration process,” said Simon Beresford-Wylie, Nokia Siemens Networks’ chief executive officer. “Given this experience, as well as his demonstrated leadership in the telecom sector and passion for customer engagement, Bosco is the right leader to further strengthen our customer-facing organization.”
Prior to leading human resources, Novak was senior vice president for the Services business unit within Nokia’s Networks business. He has also held a number of customer-focused leadership roles both with Nokia, which he joined in 2000, and Ericsson, where he worked from 1991-1999.
Christoph Caselitz, who has been the company’s chief of market operations (CMO) since the start of operations on 1 April 2007, will take on a new role supporting global customer relationships and related CMO strategy. “It has been an exciting and demanding three years with Nokia Siemens Networks – focused on integration planning for a year before the start of the Company followed by two years leading the CMO organization,” said Caselitz. “I am pleased to hand the reins over to Bosco and focus my efforts on the customer issues that are closest to my heart.”
“Christoph has a strong record of accomplishments,” said Beresford-Wylie. “He has played an essential role in the first phase of Nokia Siemens Networks and has my deep appreciation and thanks for his work building the company. I look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role.”
Novak will be succeeded as head of human resources by Hans-Jrgen Bill, head of the company’s west south Europe region. Bill currently leads the activities of Nokia Siemens Networks in 30 European countries and has worked with many of the world’s largest global operators. He has held this position since the start of Nokia Siemens Networks and has built a strong team and organization. Prior to the start of Nokia Siemens Networks, Hans-Jrgen held a range of diverse roles at Siemens, including leading both operations and the Asia Pacific region for its mobile networks business. Bill will join Nokia Siemens Networks’ executive board.