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Herbert Leven takes over the management of the Nokia business in the EMEA region

28. 04. 2023 Friday / By: Robert Denes / Business / Exact time: BST / Print this page

W ith immediate effect, an experienced channel specialist will be responsible for expanding the Nokia business and the Nokia partner network across Europe at the value-added distributor.

MÖNCHENGLADBACH - April 25, 2023 - Westcon, one of the world's leading technology service providers and value-added distributors, is expanding its team at the Nokia division, with Herbert Leven as a channel expert with many years of marketing experience with immediate effect. for Nokia solutions and is responsible for expanding the Nokia partner network in the EMEA region. In this role, he reports directly to Marianne Nickenig, who is responsible for VAD's European network and infrastructure business.

"We are delighted to have recruited such an experienced and highly networked channel expert in Herbert Leven to lead our Nokia business," explains Marianne Nickenig, VP EMEA and Infrastructure and VP Revenue Operations, Westcon EU.

"With his deep technical knowledge and focused, strategic approach, he will help us significantly expand Nokia's footprint in the European market – both in terms of the fast-growing 5G business and superior optical and IP network solutions."

“Nokia is an incredibly exciting manufacturing partner with its highly innovative 5G portfolio and top-of-the-line network solutions. I am very much looking forward to realizing the full potential of the service provider at Westcon," said Herbert Leven, Nokia Sales Director for Westcon's EMEA region.

"As a value-added distributor with a strong European footprint, we are in an excellent position to support Nokia in the EMEA network market, to further develop the partner network, and to support existing and new channel partners in building their business with attractive value-added services."

More than 20 years of experience in channels and distribution Herbert Leven is no stranger to the German channel world: the 51-year-old man has been working for more than 20 years in a responsible position at leading IT companies - most recently as commercial director of Bell. Computer Networks Kft. Herbert Leven previously gained extensive experience in large-scale and project distribution and, among other things, managed the network and security business of Avnet/Tech Data - so he knows the ICT channel from all aspects.

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