NOKIA, a global communications and next-gen technology conglomerate has recently made its headlines with various international telcos in the area of high-speed private wireless 5G networks, deploying their ultra capacity 5G layer at 2.5GHz with massive MIMO technology. As the demand for connectivity and technology is infinite, NOKIA is expanding is priorities in several areas, and in this regard NOKIA has appointed Datuk Mohd Rauf Nasir as Managing Director for Malaysia, Maldives and Sri Lanka, effective 1 August 2021. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Rauf will oversee NOKIA’s business and operations for the countries in his new role.
Datuk Rauf said, ” Malaysia is a key market for Nokia and we will continue to work with industry stakeholders in the nation to advance its holistic digital transformation. As a global technology leader, NOKIA is poised to strongly contribute to national technology advancements such as 5G. I look forward to working with our operator and enterprise customers – as well as with the government – to strengthen local ecosystems, especially in empowering Malaysia’s society and economy to accelerate the transition towards Industry 4.0.”
Datuk Rauf has more than 30 years of experience in Malaysia’s telecommunications and IT sectors. Before joining Nokia, Datuk Rauf was the Country President of Motorola Solutions Malaysia, where he helped grow the company’s business of mission-critical communications in the areas of public safety, oil & gas, transportation, and enterprise. Prior to that, Datuk Rauf held various senior positions at IBM, managing an array of sectors that included the public sector, healthcare, and defense. His last role in IBM was the General Manager of the Communications Sector, focusing on key segments such as telecommunications, utility, and media.