Veoneer CTO, Nishant Batra, is to leave the supplier to pursue a new career opportunity.

Batra joined Veoneer in November, 2018 from Ericsson and will leave in January to return to the telecommunications industry as chief strategy & technology officer for Nokia and will relocate to the US.

Giuseppe Rosso, Veoneer’s current VP, Systems & Software will be appointed acting CTO of Veoneer on Batra’s departure. A permanent replacement will be communicated at a later date.

“I would like to thank Nishant Batra for his strong contributions to Veoneer,” said Veoneer chairman, president and CEO, Jan Carlson.

“During his time with the company we have defined a competitive, long-term technology roadmap for Veoneer, which we are now implementing. I respect his decision to return to the US and the telecommunications industry.”