Nokia Siemens Networks appoints Armando Almeida as new Global Services chief

Even as Nokia Siemens Networks' (NSN) two main shareholders--Nokia and Siemens--consider potential financial suitors, changes continue to take place within the joint venture. The most recent change NSN has made is the appointment of Armando Almeida as the new lead of its Global Services unit.

Almeida takes over from Ashish Chowdhary, who will take on a newly created position of Customer Operations East for NSN. As NSN's head of Customer Operations East, Chowdhary will oversee the vendor's customer and business operations across India, Asia Pacific, Japan, Greater China and the Middle East.

Overseeing international service organizations is not new to Almeida. Prior to joining Nokia Networks in 2005, Almeida served in various telecom and IT operations roles at both Hewlett-Packard and the former Compaq.

Other than saying it would name a successor to oversee its Latin American operations in due course, NSN did not name a replacement for Almeida.

For more:
- see the release

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