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Ricky Corker, President of Customer Operations, Americas

Ricky Corker

b. 1967

Ricky is a dynamic leader with 25 years of international experience in the telecommunications industry. He is known for his strong commitment to customer satisfaction and team achievements. Throughout his career he has demonstrated an ability to exceed sales targets through maximizing business with existing customers, and a strong business development focus for creating new opportunities.

In his previous role as Executive Vice President and President of North America, Ricky played an instrumental role in returning the business in North America to growth and positioning Nokia strongly in 5G and other technologies.

Prior to this, Ricky served as Head of the APAC region, helping the company gain market share in many key markets, including Japan and Indonesia. He was also responsible for opening new markets in South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia and Bangladesh.

In his 20+ year career with Nokia, Ricky has held senior sales and marketing positions in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Ricky holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Electronic Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. He is an avid golfer, enjoys tennis, bike riding, reading and spending time with family. Ricky resides in Northern California, is married and has four children.

  • EVP and President of North America, Nokia 2011–2018
  • ‌Head of APAC, Nokia Siemens Networks 2009–2011
  • ‌Head of Sales, APAC, Nokia Siemens Networks 2009
  • Head of Asia North Region, Nokia Siemens Networks 2008–2009
  • Head of Hutchison Global Customer Business Team, Nokia Siemens Networks 2007–2008
  • Vice President APAC, Nokia Networks 2005–2007
  • Lead Sales Director APAC, Nokia Networks 2004–2005
  • Account Director Telstra, Nokia Networks 2002–2003
  • Account Director Vodafone Australia and New Zealand, Sales Director Vodafone APAC Customer Business Team, Nokia Networks 2001–2002
  • Commercial Director Global Accounts British Telecom, Nokia Networks 2001
  • Held senior sales and marketing positions at Nokia 1993–2001