Simon Beresford-Wylie

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Simon Beresford-Wylie
Born (1958-05-18) 18 May 1958 (age 60)
United Kingdom
Occupation Global Executive Advisor EVP Samsung Electronics (Networks Business)
Spouse(s) Margaret
Children Two

Simon Beresford-Wylie (born 18 May 1958 in the United Kingdom) is Global Executive Advisor and Executive Vice President to the Networks Business Unit of Samsung Electronics, and the former President and CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks. He was a member of the Group Executive Board of Nokia Corporation from 1 February 2005 until 31 October 2009. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Vitec Group from 1 March 2006 until 30 November 2013.

Beresford-Wylie is a dual UK-Australian citizen, is married and has two children, Edward and Guy.[1][2]


Beresford-Wylie worked for Australian government agencies responsible for taxation and for industry policy from 1982 until 1989, before entering the private sector.

Since 1989, Beresford-Wylie held various management positions within Australia’s Telstra Corporation’s Corporate and Government Business Unit.[3] In 1995, he became the Chief Executive Officer of an Indian mobile operator Modi Telstra (a joint venture between Telstra Corporation and ModiCorp of India).

Beresford-Wylie joined Nokia in 1998.[1][2] He held several positions in Nokia in Asia and Europe before becoming the head Nokia’s infrastructure business group in February 2005. He was the Executive Vice President and General Manager for Nokia Networks, before becoming Chief Executive Officer of Nokia Siemens Networks in 2007.

Beresford-Wylie left his position as CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks on 30 September 2009. He was succeeded by Rajeev Suri.

On 4 November 2009, Beresford-Wylie became the CEO of Elster Group, a technology and innovation driven provider of smart metering and smart grid systems and solutions to the gas, electricity and water industries. Elster Group was acquired by Melrose PLC in August 2012.

Beresford-Wylie was Chief Executive of Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited (DMSL), also known as at800, from 14 January 2013 until 30 November 2013. DMSL, a UK based Company, has responsibility for mitigating potential interference issues arising from the coexistence of digital terrestrial television (DTT) and 4G mobile services in the 800 MHz band.

On 1 December 2013, Beresford-Wylie was appointed Global Executive Advisor (EVP) to the Networks Business of Samsung Electronics. He is based in Suwon, Korea.

On 22 June 2015 UK broadcasting and communications infrastructure and services provider Arqiva named Simon Beresford-Wylie as its new CEO, replacing John Cresswell.


Simon holds a degree in economic geography and history from the Australian National University. He is a graduate of the Executive Development Program of Stanford University/National University of Singapore.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c "Simon Beresford-Wylie Bio at Nokia". Nokia Corporation. Archived from the original on 2 May 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "Simon Beresford-Wylie Bio at Nokia Siemens Networks". Nokia Siemens Networks. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Directors". The Vitec Group plc. Retrieved 20 May 2008.