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Nokia Networks appoints David Gaul head of Central East & West Africa business

Dubai, UAE - Nokia Networks today announced the appointment of David Gaul as head of Central, East and West Africa (CEWA) effective today. In his new role, David is responsible for overall sales and operations of Nokia Networks across the CEWA region in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Previously, he was heading the delivery for the CEWA from 2012. David has held a number of senior management positions in European and African telecom companies, including Vodafone in the UK and Ghana.

Igor Leprince, Senior Vice President and Head of MEA at Nokia Networks, said: "David has a very strong knowledge and track record in several key management positions in telecom companies, and he will be able to build on his experience and continue to develop business in this dynamic CEWA region."

Commenting on his appointment, David said: "I am delighted to continue my work with the Nokia Networks team in the MEA. The CEWA region is an exciting market where we have the opportunity to implement the innovative portfolio that Nokia, as the world's specialist in mobile broadband, offers to network operators."

Born in the UK, he holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering, and has an MSc in Design of Information Systems from Cranfield University, an MA in Defence Studies from Kings College London, and an MBA from the Open University.

Photo of David Gaul is available here.

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