Nokia Siemens CFO exits after restructuring drive
February 20, 2013 2:00 AM EST
Telecom equipment maker Nokia Siemens Networks
Schroeter was known to be close to Siemens
NSN gave no reason for the departure, effective immediately, except to say it was part of a company transformation. It appointed chief operating officer Samih Elhage as successor.
Officials at the joint venture owners, Siemens and Finland's Nokia
The equipment maker has shown signs of a turnaround in recent quarters, helped by a massive restructuring drive last year that cut around 20,500 out of 74,000 jobs.
Nokia and Siemens have been looking to exit the joint venture through a buyout or public offering. Analysts expect a decision in the next few months.
Elhage joined NSN in March 2012, and has experience in private equity and management consulting, NSN said.
(Reporting by Jens Hack; Writing by Ritsuko Ando; Editing by David Cowell)