Marketing and Corporate Affairs

Barry French

Executive Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Nokia

  • Previously Executive Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Corporate Affairs, NSN.
  • Joined Nokia in 2006.


Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. BA in Political Science, Bates College.

  • Vice President, Corporate Communications, United Airlines, 2004-2006
  • Director, Corporate Communications, Dell, 2000-2004
  • Additional roles included communications, government relations and management positions at Engineering Animation, Raytheon, KRC Research and the Sawyer/Miller Group.


Barry was born in 1963 and has been married to his lovely wife Karen for more than 25 years. He enjoys running (slowly), hiking in the mountains (even slower), and trying to keep pace with his three energetic teenage children and two golden retrievers. He and his family are residents of London, United Kingdom and, when time permits, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.