By Tarmo Virki
(Reuters) – Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia <NOKIA.HE> named a new finance chief on Thursday, completing an overhaul of its top executive team as it battles rivals Ericsson <ERICb.ST> and Huawei [HWT.UL] for work on lucrative 5G networks.
The company said Marco Wiren would join from Finnish engineer Wartsila <WRT1V.HE> and take over from Kristian Pullola as chief financial officer (CFO) from Sept. 1.
Nokia’s new Chief Executive Pekka Lundmark will also take the helm in September, while last month Sari Baldauf started as chairwoman, succeeding Risto Siilasmaa who had led the board for eight years.
Nokia, which axed its dividend after a profit warning last October, has been trying to tackle costs and delays in shipments as it vies with Sweden’s Ericsson and China’s Huawei.
“Nokia has clearly had challenges with balance sheet and cash flow, which has created additional pressure for renewal on the financial