Vice President, Technical Solutions, North America Networks Division

Juha Lappalainen

Juha Lappalainen is the Samsung Networks Vice President of Technical Solutions for North America, responsible for Samsung’s system architecture, engineering, and technical support activities for the mobile networks business in the region. He also serves as the Samsung representative on the Board of Directors for 5G Americas. Juha joined Samsung in 2016 as Head of Technology for the AT&T account. 

Prior to joining Samsung, Juha worked with Nokia for 29 years and was fortunate to be part of the industry transformation from fixed to wireless since the early analog days of radio networks. He held various senior positions in product management, product development and business development. Juha moved to the US in 2000 to run the North American product development for Nokia. Prior to the US, Juha lived in the Middle East and established Nokia’s networks business in the region, and in Germany where he managed Nokia’s networks business expansion in Central Europe. 

Juha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with Telecommunications as a major from Helsinki Institute of Technology in Helsinki, Finland.

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