Nokia appoints new head for CEWA region

16 July 2014 | Kavit Majithia


Nokia Networks has appointed David Gaul as head of Central, East and West Africa (CEWA).

Gaul will be responsible for overall sales and operations for Nokia Networks across the CEWA region in the Middle East and Africa.

He was heading up delivery for CEWA from 2012, and he has held a number of senior management positons in European and African telecoms companies, including Vodafone in the UK and Ghana.

“Gaul has a very strong knowledge and track record in several key management positions in telecoms companies, and he will be able to build on his experience and continue to develop business in this dynamic CEWA region,” Igor Leprince, SVP and head of MEA at Nokia Networks said of the appointment.

Gaul holds an undergraduate degree in engineering and an MSc in design of information systems, in addition to an MA in defence studies from Kings College in London and an MBA from the Open University.

“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,” added Gaul.