Bob Regan is Director of New Business Development (NBD) within Nokia’s Corporate Strategy and Development group and is based in Plano, TX. Nokia’s NBD team serves as the central go-to unit within the company for the strategic assessment of new business development initiatives including M&A and partnerships with the startup community.
The unit builds the company’s funnel for new business development projects in tight collaboration with Nokia’s business groups. NBD is also Nokia’s central interface to the venture capital and startup community worldwide.
For 13 years prior to the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia, Bob managed Alcatel-Lucent’s Corporate Development activities including M&A, equity investments and strategic partnerships primarily in North America. His breadth of experience includes deal sourcing, due diligence, negotiation, execution, and integration. He was a board observer for several firms where he made investments.
Bob holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and an MBA from London Business School.