Nokia appoints Bell Labs head as new CTO

13 November 2015 | Alan Burkitt-Gray


Bell Labs president Marcus Weldon will continue in that role after Alcatel-Lucent’s acquisition by Nokia and will be chief technology officer of the combined company.

Weldon has been president of Bell Labs since 2013 and is also CTO of Alcatel-Lucent.

Hossein Moiin, the present CTO of Nokia, appears not to have been selected for a role in the combined company. He did not respond to a request for comment from Capacity.

Weldon will report to Marc Rouanne, named as chief innovation and operating officer of the combined company. Rouanne is today head of network systems at Nokia.

Weldon responded to a request from Capacity for confirmation of the appointment by saying: “I think it is a safe assumption.”

Weldon, 47, is the 13th president of Bell Labs. He moved from the UK to Bell Labs in the US 20 years ago. It was then part of AT&T but was spun off as part of Lucent, its equipment manufacturing division, later to merge with Alcatel of France.