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15 - 19 November, Online

Nicolas Almendro
VP Optics Europe Business Development & Pre-Sales at Nokia


As a Vice President of Nokia Optics Europe Business Development & Pre-Sales, Nicolas (based and born in Spain) is leading the regional team responsible of growing the Optical business of Nokia in Europe. According to the analysis, Nokia is ranked No. 1 vendor in Q1 2021 in Europe Optical market.

Before returning to his home country at the end of 2011, Nicolas was heading the Optics Competence Center for Asia-Pacific, located in Shanghai, China where he arrived in May 2006, just immediately after re-joining Alcatel. Prior to that, Nicolas was the Key Account Manager for Telefonica of Spain both at Huawei and Nortel. Back in 1986 and until 1995 Nicolas held various R&D and Product Management positions within Alcatel in Spain and Germany. In 1996-97 he was responsible for Network Release and Network Migration Product Management at Alcatel Optical Network Division HQ in Italy. After his return to Spain, he took the responsibility of the Optical Pre-Sales Support Team at Alcatel Spain.

Nicolas graduated from Telecommunications Superior Engineering School in “Universidad Politécnica” of Madrid in 1985.

He holds a Master in Business Administration from I.E.S.E Business School (Spain), as well as a Master in Marketing Telecommunications from Insead (France). Nicolas also completed a General Management Program in Insead Singapore.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: What are the Challenges the Market Growth in the Optical Sector?