Mikko Tapio Lavanti

SVP, Mobile Networks MEA, Nokia

Speaker Bio

Master of Science from Helsinki University of Technology where he majored in telecommunications and minored in international marketing and business strategy. During his career he has been based in Espoo Finland, California Silicon Valley, Munich Germany, Shanghai China and Istanbul Turkey. He will relocate to Riyadh to Lead Nokia regional headquarter in 1Q2024.


- SVP of Mobile Networks MEA market and MD and KSA Nokia Regional HQ

- SVP of MN RBC MEA 2021-2024

-VP of Customer Operations Nokia Central East Europe and Central Asia 2017-2021

- Global Chief Sales and Service Officer, member of the board, ADVA Optical Networking 2015-2017

- Global Chief Customer Officer and EVP Sales, Coriant 2013-2015

- VP of Customer Sales Support, Optical Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks, 2012 – 2013

- VP of Transport Sales, Nokia Siemens Networks 2010 –2012

- VP of Fixed Access Business Line, Nokia Siemens Networks, 2007 –2009

- Several Leadership positions, Nokia, 1997 – 2007


Married, 5 adult children.