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Eric Festraets

Director Business Strategy Fixed Networks at Nokia | President, FTTH Council Europe | FTTH Council Europe

Eric leads Fixed Networks strategic marketing in Nokia. His role is focusing on consultative and best practices sharing, helping carrier & network operators in many regions to leverage on successful business models, go to market tactics and deployment strategies, suitable for their broadband market.

His consultative workshops are targeted to C-level engagements, including but not limited to Marketing & Strategy teams within the carrier & network operators. Prior to this role, joining (then) Alcatel-Lucent, Eric has held various roles in networks business & strategy, business development, product solutions management & marketing, as well as in the strategic & consultative marketing when he had the privilege of working with some of the largest carrier & network operators around the world. Between 2008 and 2016, Eric represented Nokia at the FTTH Council Europe, acting for 4 years as board member. He was elected again as Board Member in May 2019 Eric is based in Belgium. Now, he is dividing his time between his family of four and helping to fly the Nokia flag across all kinds of strategic customer engagements across the globe. Eric was elected as President in June 2020

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