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Frederic Astier appointed Head of Marketing at Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks announced today that Frederic Astier has been appointed Head of Marketing at Nokia Siemens Networks – effective April 1, 2008

(PresseBox) (Espoo, Finland, ) In his new role Frederic Astier will have responsibilities for Nokia Siemens Networks overall Marketing activities, in all the regions and across the entire portfolio of products and services.

Frederic Astier will report to Christoph Caselitz, Head of Customer and Market Operations at Nokia Siemens Networks.

"I would like to welcome Frederic to our Customer and Market Operations Leadership Team. His extensive sales & marketing experience, his knowledge of our company s potential and his broad understanding of the business environment will help drive Nokia Siemens Networks business as a leading global solutions and services company," said Caselitz.

Frederic Astier was previously a management team member of the Vodafone Customer Business Team at Nokia Siemens Networks. His responsibilities included Consulting, Applications, Hosting and Service Enablers - focusing on integrated business solutions and service deals across Vodafone s global footprint of operating companies.

Prior to joining Nokia in 2005, Frederic Astier was a management consultant at Accenture - with several positions held in Strategy, Business Consulting and the Market Making Group. He has been working with leading blue-chip companies across the telecommunications industry (Fixed, Mobile, Equipment and Media/Entertainment) and has contributed to various Thought Leadership Programs in the industry.

Frederic Astier has earned an MBA in Marketing at Wharton in the United States and BBA in International Marketing in Paris, France.

In his new role, Frederic Astier succeeds Michael Hofmann, who is joining Nokia to lead the Deutsche Telekom Account.