Grace Koh
Grace Koh

Finnish telecom giant Nokia has recruited the State Dept’s Grace Koh for its US government relations department.

As US ambassador to the 2019 International Telecom Union’s World Radiocommunication Conference in Egypt, she led the 125-member American delegation negotiating spectrum and satellite policy.

Koh also served as special assistant to the president for technology, telecom and cybersecurity policy in the White House and deputy chief counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on communications and technology.

Brian Hendricks, Nokia’s VP-government relations Americas, said the US is at a critical juncture in tech policy regarding 5G and platforms of the future that will benefit the public and private sector.

Koh’s extensive experience and background in the “cross-section of geopolitics, technology and trade will ensure our expertise continues to be respected in the policy debates both domestically and abroad,” he added.