Nokia has appointed Sandra D. Motley as President of its Fixed Networks Business Group effective January 1, 2020.

Motley, who will report to Nokia President and CEO Rajeev Suri, is succeeding Federico Guillén, who as previously announced has been named President of Customer Operations, EMEA & APAC effective January 1, 2020.

“Sandy is an exceptional leader with comprehensive executive management background across global business functions, and she brings business acumen, strong customer relationship skills, and proven success in leading cross-functional teams to deliver on challenging business and operational objectives. I am pleased that she has accepted this role,” said Suri.

Nokia tipped Motley as a seasoned telecommunications professional with leadership experience spanning business development, sales, marketing, research, product development, portfolio management and strategy. 

She started her career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, held a range of R&D and sales leadership positions at Alcatel-Lucent in both fixed and wireless businesses, and then joined Nokia in 2016. 

At Alcatel-Lucent, her roles included leading sales for U.S. wireless accounts and serving as COO for that company’s wireless business, where she was responsible for R&D, Quality and Operational functions.

After joining Nokia, Motley oversaw end-to-end solutions for the North America market, and most recently, she has held the role of COO for the Fixed Networks business group.