Nokia Eric Festraets

Strategic Marketing Director, Nokia, Fixed Networks

former President of the 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, deployment strategies and technology evolution, 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.

From May 2020 till June 2023, Eric presided the FTTH Council Europe, after 5 years of membership of the Board of Directors.

Prior to this role with Nokia, former 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.

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.