Mary McDowell

Mary McDowell

Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer: Nokia

Starting January 1, 2008, Mary T. McDowell is Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer leading the newly established Corporate Development Office. Mary is responsible for optimizing Nokia’s strategic capabilities and growth potential and managing key operational functions. In the capacity of enabling Nokia’s future, she oversees Corporate Strategy, Nokia Research Center, Corporate Business Development, and Solutions Portfolio Management. She also oversees Forum Nokia and Developer Community, Nokia IT, and Compatibility and Industry Collaboration, which are focused on managing operational elements of the integrated company. Mary is also a member of the Nokia Group Executive Board, a position held since 2004. She is a frequent public speaker on topics including mobile and Internet industry convergence, open ecosystems, strategy leadership, and consumer centricity.

Mary joined Nokia in 2004 as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Solutions, with responsibility for the development and go-to-market of Nokia’s range of enterprise products and solutions. These included Nokia Eseries mobile devices, mobility software, as well as security and mobile connectivity solutions. She was named of the 10 “Top Women in Wireless” in July 2008 by Fierce Wireless.

A 17-year veteran of HP-Compaq, Mary has a track record of success in building new business and is widely respected as an industry innovator. Prior to joining Nokia, Mary served for five years as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Industry-Standard Servers at Hewlett Packard and Compaq, a multi-billion dollar business and the world’s largest server franchise.

In this role, Mary had worldwide P&L responsibility for HP’s ProLiant server business, which held the number one position in a highly competitive market for over a decade. Previously she held a variety of senior management roles. She joined Compaq as a systems engineer in 1986.

Mary was born on July 23, 1964. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois.


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