Nokia named the head of its India operations, Sandeep Girotra, to lead its business in Asia Pacific and Japan.

Girotra (pictured) will take over from Paul Tyler, who has decided to leave the company, and will be replaced by Sanjay Malik, who is currently head of network implementation at Nokia Global Services.

Girotra, who has led the Indian market since 2011, will take over the new role on 1 August and will be based in Singapore. He will be responsible for customer operations, driving the business growth strategy and customer engagement services across multiple channels in the region, Nokia said in a statement.

He has been with Nokia for 20 years, holding several senior management positions in strategy, business development and sales.

The changes come as Nokia restructures the organisation after closing the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent earlier this year. Last month it was reported it could cut 10,000 to 15,000 jobs globally after announcing thousands of job cuts in Finland and Germany.

The vendor employs nearly 15,000 people in India.