Simon has a wealth of experience gained from over 30 years’ in the information technology, broadcast and telecoms sector.
He previously helped guide the strategy and operations of Samsung Electronics’ network business in Seoul, Korea. Prior to this he was CEO of UK-based Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited (DMSL) – also known as At800 – which was established as a 4G licence condition by Ofcom and is responsible for mitigating interference issues that arise as a consequence of the co-existence of DTT television and 4G mobile in the 800MHz band.
Between 2009 and 2012, Simon was CEO of Elster Group (SE), a German-based supplier of metering and gas infrastructure solutions. He led the company through a period of growth and also a successful listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
11 years with the Nokia Corporation saw him latterly serving on the Group Executive Board responsible for the Group’s Network Business. He was also the founding CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks which today accounts for around 90% of Nokia’s global revenues and profits.