Cisco hires ex-Nokia staffer for top job in Australia

Cisco hires ex-Nokia staffer for top job in Australia

Former Nokia Siemens Networks Indonesia managing director to fill in on the role that Les Williamson left behind in June 2011

Networking giant, Cisco, has recruited former Nokia Siemens Networks Indonesia managing director, Richard Kitts, to head up the company’s operations in Australia and New Zealand.

Kitts official title is vice-president of Cisco Australia and New Zealand.

He will take on the role in March.

The position was up for grabs in June 2011 after Les Williamson was promoted to a newly-created Asia-Pacific role.

Kitts will be reporting to Williamson once he starts at Cisco. He will be based in the North Sydney office.

"[Kitts] brings an excellent track record of achievement in people leadership, business management and customer engagement," Williamson said in a statement.

"We are very pleased he has decided to bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to Cisco and our customers and partners."

Having been employed at Nokia Networks in 2002, he moved on to become head of Telefonica O2 business team at Nokia Siemens Networks in 2004, a role which he kept until 2008.

He continued working for the company, eventually taking on the managing director of Nokia Siemens Networks in Indonesia in 2009.

Kitts was a senior accounts manager for Motorola Australia for seven years prior to joining Nokia Networks.

Both Kitts and Williamson were unavailable for interview at the time of publication.

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