Soma Sarkar

Soma is Head of Edge Cloud Platforms where she is responsible for driving the development of Nokia’s O-RAN and Cloud RAN technologies. An impactful, proven industry leader with over 25 years of experience, Soma is also responsible for Nokia’s Edge Cloud portfolio, which includes AirFrame datacenters, Radio Cloud Platform (RCP), Nokia Edge Automation tool (NEAT), Fronthaul Gateway (FHGW) and Service Enablement Platform (SEP).

Previously, Soma has been successfully leading Global Engineering organizations. She was Head of Engineering for many years, leading and building out large-scale global R&D teams and responsible for engineering and execution of product delivery across various technologies. She was also the Technology Center and Location Head of Nokia Bangalore, responsible for leading site operations focusing on people engagement, innovation, culture, inclusion and diversity, expert and leadership development as well as ecosystem engagements with government, academia and industry bodies.

She is passionate about building teams with proven results towards efficiency and quality, managing costs in complex and challenging environments, achieving business results and delivering customer success.

Soma holds degree in Electronics Engineering. She is based in Finland. She is married with one son. She enjoys music, reading books and  indulging in outdoor activities in her spare time.

Soma is passionate about people & culture, leadership development, coaching & mentoring people both within and outside the organization. Technology & telecommunication excites her, she considers herself to be a lifelong learner