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Nokia says new chief executive Rajeev Suri right person to lead company forward

Published on Apr 29, 2014 7:46 PM
 
The new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nokia Rajeev Suri (left) shakes hands with Chairman of the Board of Directors and interim CEO of Nokia, Mr Risto Siilasmaa, during a news conference where Nokia announced first quarter earnings in Espoo on April 29, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

HELSINKI - Finnish telecom maker Nokia announced on Tuesday the appointment of Rajeev Suri as chief executive.

The 46-year-old, originally from India, has been at Nokia since 1995, and most recently headed up Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), a joint venture with Siemens now fully-owned by the Finnish group.

Following the sale of Nokia's once iconic handset operations to US software giant Microsoft on Friday, its telecom networks business now represent 90 per cent of the group's operations.

"As Nokia opens this new chapter, the Nokia Board and I are confident that Rajeev is the right person to lead the company forward," Nokia board chairman Risto Siilasmaa said in a statement.

 
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