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Marcus Weldon, Corporate Chief Technology Officer and President of Nokia Bell Labs



‌b. 1968

Marcus Weldon has global responsibility for defining the technology strategy for the company, and driving the implementation of that strategy with the Nokia Business Groups, and leveraging the game-changing innovations from Nokia Bell Labs.

Before the Nokia transaction Marcus had global responsibility for the technology strategy and Bell Labs within Alcatel-Lucent, and prior to that, the global responsibility for the technology strategy for a number of business units within Alcatel-Lucent and Lucent Technologies.

He joined AT&T Bell Labs in 1995, working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Physics Division, before becoming a member of technical staff and working on novel optical fiber and photonic technologies at Bell Labs in Lucent Technologies in 1997.

Marcus holds a Ph.D (Physical Chemistry) degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Chemistry) joint degree from King’s College in London, UK. Marcus has a physics, chemistry and computer science and networks background, but is broadly interested in a wide variety of topics that concern the future of human existence.


  • Corporate Chief Technology Officer and President of Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
    (then Nokia) 2013–2016
  • Corporate Chief Technology Officer, Alcatel-Lucent 2009–2013
  • Chief Technology Officer, Broadband Networks & Solutions, Alcatel-Lucent 2006–2009
  • Member of Technical Staff, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies 1997–2006
  • Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Labs 1995–1997