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Stephanie Werner-Dietz

Chief People Officer (CPO)

Stephanie Werner-Dietz

b. 1972

After heading Nokia’s HR function for a year, Stephanie extended her scope: as the Chief People Officer (CPO), she is now responsible for all people-related topics at Nokia, including HR, real estate and health & safety, to provide a supportive working environment for all employees and enable them to thrive. The service portfolio of her organization includes all related services, including learning services for external customers. In addition, her team is responsible for the management and transformation of Nokia’s operating model.

Stephanie has over 20 years of experience at Nokia and in the telecommunications industry. She first joined Nokia in 1996 in China as part of her diploma studies, before joining the HR organization in Germany as an HR consultant and a permanent employee in 1998. Since then, she has held various HR positions globally across Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia.

Stephanie holds a diploma in applied business languages (Chinese) and international business studies from the University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, in Germany.

Stephanie is a German native and is based in Espoo, Finland. When she is not working, she likes to relax with her family and friends. A true cosmopolitan, she is interested in a wide range of topics and enjoys traveling and reading.

Career history:

  • Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), Nokia, 2020
  • Vice President, Global HR Center of Expertise, Nokia, 2018–2019
  • Vice President, Business HR Head for Nokia Corporate Functions, Nokia, 2016–2018 
  • Head of Business HR for Chief Finance and Operations Officer/Organization, Nokia, 2012–2015
  • Head of Nokia Siemens Networks Business Talent, Leadership & Organization Development, Nokia Siemens Networks, 2011–2012
  • Head of Business HR, Nokia Radio Access, 2007–2011
  • Head of HR Emerging Markets, Romania, Nokia, 2007
  • Senior HR Manager, Strategic Projects, US, Nokia, 2004–2006
  • HR Manager Global Platforms, Nokia, 2001–2004
  • HR Country Manager for the Philippines, Nokia, 1999–2001
  • HR Manager Nokia Networks for Switzerland, Nokia, 1998–1999