NBN Nabs Nokia Exec For CTO Spot
NBN has recruited former Nokia Australia MD Ray Owen to fill the vacancy left by the departure of CTO Dennis Steiger in May.
“We are delighted to welcome Ray to NBN and look forward to his vast experience in the global telecoms industry in helping us deliver the best possible network for Australians,” NBN chief strategy officer JB Rousselot said.
According to Nokia Oceania head of corporate affairs Tim Marshall, “Ray has done an outstanding job as managing director of Nokia’s Oceania business, where he has grown our market presence over the last two and half years and led a very successful integration with the former Alcatel-Lucent organisation.”
The appointment comes at an interesting time for NBN Co, who have recently passed the 50% milestone on the rollout of the national broadband network amid renewed criticism over the disparity between the speeds being promised and delivered by telcos.