Cormac Whelan

Cormac is currently the CEO for the UK & Ireland at Nokia, having taken up this role in January 2016. In this role, he leads all operations for the UK & Ireland markets including sales, business management, delivery, and operations.

As a senior executive over more than two decades in a number of global blue-chip organisations, Cormac has extensive experience in sales, marketing and business development.

In addition, he has proven expertise in strategic planning and driving transformation and change management in large scale businesses.
Prior to his current position, Cormac led the Alcatel-Lucent business in the UK & Ireland. Earlier positions included senior roles at BT, the largest telecommunications operator in the UK, and international roles at UUNET and Motorola.

Cormac is originally from Dublin in Ireland where he obtained his degree from Trinity College before moving to the UK in 1987. Throughout his career, he has travelled extensively and has worked in the USA, France, Belgium and the Czech Republic.

He is a former advisory board member of the South East Area Board of the Teenage Cancer Trust, and lives in Sussex, UK with his wife and daughter, where he tries to indulge his passion for golf.