Dr. Volker Ziegler
Head of 5G Leadership, Chief Architect, Nokia Mobile Networks
Volker Ziegler serves as Head of 5G Leadership and Chief Architect of Nokia Mobile Networks. He leads and orchestrates the Nokia e2e 5G program with special emphasis on 5G era technology, innovation and architecture; drives roadmap alignment for 5G differentiation and growth across Nokia Mobile Networks and other business groups in close cooperation with Nokia e2e solution and Mobile Networks sales; he assures landing zone for Bell Labs innovation and; maximizes 5G impact with customers, partners and SDOs.
He has previously led Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) strategy and business portfolio and, the global business development, sales and operations strategy and transformation of NSN. Prior to that, Volker has successfully served as the Head of the North East Region of NSN. This role has included the profit and loss responsibility as well as full accountability for operational sales and services for one of the seven world regions of NSN including Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and Turkey.
Previously, he has served as President of the Charging and Care business unit of Siemens Networks with full P&L accountability and along the value chain and, prior to that, as President of the Applications and Solutions unit of Siemens Mobile Networks. Volker was one of the founding members of the Siemens Mobile Solutions leadership team in the year 2000 where he acted as President and previously as Vice President and CFO.
He served as Director of Business Administration, Controlling and Finance for the Americas with the Siemens Wireline Networks Division. His earlier experience includes a two year assignment as Information Technology Specialist with the World Bank / IFC in conjunction with loan and equity investment decisions in the telecommunications’ sector. He had various management positions in R&D, Sales and Services with the Siemens Mobile Networks Division, as well as technical project responsibility with the German Aerospace Research Establishment / AEG Telefunken.
Volker Ziegler is a graduate of the Harvard Executive Development Program and holds a PhD and a Masters’ Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universität (TH) Karlsruhe, Germany.