Jury-Mitglied: Rick Centeo, Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG

Porträtfoto Rick Centeo

Since April 2010 Rick Centeno is the new Head of Charging, Billing and Care within Nokia Siemens Networks, and as such P&L responsible to drive these activities worldwide.

Over the last 17 years Rick has been mostly working in management positions within high-tech companies. All but a few were technology firms, both large international companies (30.000 employees) as well as smaller start-ups (10-80 employees). These companies were active in different sectors including energy, oil, telecommunications, media and software product development.

Before joining NSN, he founded his own company, CxO Interim Management Group, which is a partnership of former C-level executives, with complementary expertise in finance, technology and operations. Besides the overall management of the partnership, he has been actively involved in several assignments e.g. managing new product introductions and developing a product repositioning strategy, as well as cultural and organizational changes within Telco and Energy companies.

Before starting this company, he has been the CIO of Vodafone Netherland, responsible for changing the IT department of Vodafone into a more customer- oriented, effective and more efficient organization. Before that he was the CTO of an Internet company (Vizzavi) for 4 years, and prior to that a management consultant, working for an international telecom and media company.

Rick started his professional career at Shell International, where he worked in several countries around the globe and managed activities in the field of R&D, product marketing and ICT within the Exploration and Production unit of that company. He holds a PhD in physics and mathematics.