Speaker profile


  • Mr Markus Borchert
    Senior Vice President Europe, Nokia
    President, DIGITALEUROPE


Markus is currently Senior Vice President Market Europe at Nokia. In this role he leads all operations across Europe including sales, business management, delivery and operations. Markus also serves as Chairman of Nokia Greater China and of several joint venture companies in China. 

With more than 25 years of international experience in the telecommunications, IT and IT Services industries, Markus is a leader who is passionate about driving innovation, customer satisfaction, strategic breakthroughs and business turnarounds. 

Prior to his current position, Markus served as President of Nokia Greater China. During this time, he managed to establish Nokia Networks as the leading non-Chinese LTE supplier. 

Earlier positions include leading the worldwide sales and marketing activities of the Radio Access business unit in Nokia Siemens Networks from 2007 to 2009. As head of Strategy and Marketing in Siemens Mobile, he shaped the merger between the networks divisions of Nokia and Siemens from inception to completion. 

Earlier in his career, Markus held various other leadership roles within Siemens in Europe as well as Singapore. 

Markus received an MS in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technical University of Munich in 1991. He was a member of the Sloan Fellows Program, earning an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001. In 2014, Markus received the China Friendship Award, the highest honor awarded by the Chinese government to foreign nationals working in China.

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