Our articles of association provide for a Nokia Leadership Team, which is responsible for managing the operations of Nokia. The Chairman and the members of the Nokia Leadership Team are appointed by the Board of Directors. Only the Chairman of the Nokia Leadership Team can be a member of both the Board of Directors and the Nokia Leadership Team. The current members of our Nokia Leadership Team are set forth below.
Encompassing a broad range of expertise and disciplines, the Nokia Leadership Team blends a number of new recruits with several more familiar Nokia faces.
Meet the team:
Chairman Stephen Elop
President and CEO of Nokia Corporation. Member of the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation. Nokia Leadership Team member and Chairman since 2010. Joined Nokia 2010.
Bachelor of Computer Engineering and Management (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada). Doctor of Laws, honorary (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada).
President of Microsoft Business Division and member of senior membership team of Microsoft Corporation 2008-2010. COO, Juniper Networks, Inc. 2007-2008. President, Worldwide Field Operations, Adobe Systems Inc. 2005-2006. President and CEO (last position), Macromedia Inc. 1998-2005.
Stephen Elop joined Nokia as President and Chief Executive Officer as of September 21, 2010.
Most recently, Stephen served as president of Microsoft's Business Division and was a member of Microsoft's senior leadership team responsible for the company's overall strategy. In this position, he oversaw the Microsoft Office systems and other communications tools and applications for consumers, small and mid-size businesses, as well as large organisations and enterprises.
Previously Stephen was Chief Operating Officer of Juniper Networks, a leading provider of high-performance network infrastructure. As COO, he was responsible for the company's product groups, corporate development, global sales and service, as well as marketing and manufacturing organisations. Prior to Juniper, Stephen served as president of worldwide field operations of Adobe Systems Inc. He joined Adobe following the 2005 acquisition of Macromedia Inc., where he was president and CEO.
Previously in his career, he served in a number of executive positions, including chief information officer.
Stephen earned a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and management from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, his home country, and was subsequently awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
In his spare time, Stephen enjoys his family and the many sports pursued by his five children, and he is an active pilot.
Executive Vice President, Design. Nokia Leadership Team member since February 1, 2012. With Nokia 2002-2006, rejoined 2009.
Master of Arts in Philosophy (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, New York, USA). Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy (Columbia College, New York, USA).
Senior Vice President, Design, Nokia 2009-2012. CEO and Co-founder, Dopplr 2008-2009. Head of Brand & Design, Blyk 2006-2008. Director, Design Strategy, Nokia 2005-2006. Director, Insight & Innovation, Nokia 2002-2004. Designer, Satama Interactive 1999-2002. Faculty Fellow, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University 1993-1998.
Member of the Board of Directors of Artek oy ab. Member of the Board of Directors of WITNESS.
Marko Ahtisaari is Executive Vice President of Design, reporting to the CEO. He leads the design team responsible for the industrial design and user experience design of all Nokia products. Marko has lead the team since 2009 during which time Nokia Design has created critically acclaimed products such as the Nokia N9, the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 900.
Before re-joining Nokia, Marko was CEO and co-founder of Dopplr, a social network for international travelers, and Head of Brand & Design at Blyk, an advertising-funded mobile network. Previously he served Nokia as Director of Design Strategy and held roles in corporate strategy and venturing.
Born in Helsinki, Marko was schooled in Tanzania and studied philosophy, economics, and music at Columbia University in New York. While in New York he lectured as a fellow of the Faculty of Philosophy and played music professionally.
He serves on the Board of Directors of Artek and WITNESS.
Executive Vice President, Location & Commerce. Nokia Leadership Team member since 2011. Joined Nokia 2006.
PhD. (Electrical Engineering) (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland). Worked at MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (Cambridge, MA, USA).
Vice President, Ovi Product Development, Nokia Services 2010-2011. Vice President, Nokia Maps, Nokia Services 2006-2010. CEO, gate5 AG, Berlin, Germany 2001-2006. Managing Director, Europeatweb, Munich, Germany 2000-2001. Manager, The Boston Consulting Group, in the USA and Switzerland 1994-2000.
Michael heads the Location and Commerce business in Nokia, overseeing Nokia's Location and Navigation activities, including NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of mapping assets.
The Location and Commerce business combines Nokia's global footprint and social location services product portfolio with its NAVTEQ subsidiary's leading mapping assets.
Michael is a recognised authority in the industry.
Prior to joining Nokia in 2006, he held positions at the Boston Consulting Group and at europatweb, the internet investment vehicle of Groupe Arnault, overseeing all technology investments.
In 2001, Michael became CEO of gate5 AG, a leading supplier of mapping, routing and navigation software and services globally. In 2006, gate5 was acquired by Nokia.
Since joining Nokia, Michael has held different senior positions within Nokia's Services organisation. Most recently, he was head of the Product sub-unit in Nokia's Services business, based in Berlin, responsible for integration of all services, including product development, marketing, road mapping and deployment efforts across Nokia.
He holds a PhD in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich, spending four years at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science.
Swiss born Michael (1964) is married and has two children. Living in Berlin, Germany, he enjoys riding his motorbike, skiing and reading history books in his spare time.
Executive Vice President, Smart Devices. Nokia Leadership Team member since 2011. Joined Nokia 2003.
Bachelor of science (psychology) (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA).
Senior Vice President, Symbian Smartphones, Mobile Solutions, Nokia 2010-2011. Senior Vice President, Smartphones Product Management, Nokia 2009. Vice President, Live Category, Nokia 2008-2009. Senior Vice President, Marketing, Mobile Phones, Nokia 2006-2007. Vice President, Marketing, North America, Mobile Phones, Nokia 2003-2005. Marketing, sales and management roles at Reebok 1992-2003 and Procter & Gamble 1984-1992.
Jo Harlow is Nokia's executive vice president in charge of Smart Devices, responsible for the business and product development of Nokia's smartphones and other high-end devices. She joined Nokia in 2003 and was named to the Nokia Leadership Team in February 2011. Jo reports to the CEO.
During her Nokia career, Jo has served as vice president of Mobile Phones marketing for North America and as senior vice president, global Mobile Phones marketing. Before being appointed to her current role in July 2010, she was senior vice president of Symbian smartphones, and held various other product management and development roles.
Before joining Nokia, Jo held marketing, sales and management roles at Reebok and Procter & Gamble.
Jo earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where she also captained Duke's women's basketball team.
Jo was born Oct. 27, 1962, in Kentucky. She is married and in her spare time enjoys travel, sports and exploring new wines
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Nokia Leadership Team member since 2007. With Nokia 1993-1996, rejoined 1999.
Master of Science (Economics) (Helsinki School of Economics). Licentiate of Science (Finance) (Helsinki School of Economics).
Executive Vice President, Sales, Markets, Nokia 2008-2009. Executive Vice President, Sales and Portfolio Management, Mobile Phones, Nokia 2007. Senior Vice President, CDMA Business Unit, Mobile Phones, Nokia 2004-2007. Vice President, Finance, Corporate Treasurer, Nokia 2000-2004. Director, Corporate Finance, Nokia 1999-2000. Vice President of Nordic Derivatives Sales, Citibank plc. 1996-1999. Manager, Dealing & Risk Management, Nokia 1993-1996. Analyst, Assets and Liability Management, Kansallis Bank 1990-1993.
Member of the Board of Directors of Uponor Corporation. Member of the Board of Directors of Nokia Siemens Networks B.V. Member of the Board of Directors of Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland.
Timo Ihamuotila is Nokia's executive vice president and chief financial officer. He is broadly responsible for financial issues, including investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, business improvement, treasury and indirect sourcing. He has been a member of the Nokia Leadership Team since 2007, and was appointed to his current position in November 2009. He reports to the CEO.
Timo joined Nokia in 1993 as a manager in the Dealing and Risk Management unit. In 1999, after three years away, he rejoined Nokia as director of Corporate Finance, and the following year was named vice president, Finance, and corporate treasurer.
In 2004, he was appointed senior vice president of Nokia's CDMA business, based in San Diego, California. In 2007, he was appointed executive vice president of sales and portfolio management in Mobile Phones, and was named Nokia's head of global sales the following year.
Timo also serves on the board of Nokia Siemens Networks.
Before joining Nokia, Timo worked as an analyst for Kansallis Bank in Helsinki and for Citibank as vice president of Nordic derivates sales.
Timo holds graduate degrees in economics and finance, having completed all doctoral courses in finance at Helsinki School of Economics.
Timo was born on April 21, 1966, in Helsinki, Finland. He is married and has three children. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, skiing, reading and spending time with his family.
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer. Nokia Leadership Team member since 2011. Joined Nokia 1998.
LL.B honours (law degree) (Newcastle upon Tyne).
Qualified and active Solicitor (England and Wales).
Licensed attorney (Member of the New York Bar).
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Nokia 2008-2011. Acting Chief Legal Officer, Nokia 2007-2008. Vice President and Head of Legal, Enterprise Solutions, Nokia 2004-2007. Senior Legal Counsel, Nokia Networks 1998-2004. Before joining Nokia, corporate in-house legal positions at Avon Cosmetics Ltd. and law firm positions prior to that in the United Kingdom.
Member of the Board of Directors of Nokia Siemens Networks B.V. Member of Association of General Counsel, CLO Roundtable—Europe, Global Leaders in Law, Corporate Counsel Forum. Vice chair of the International Bar Association.
Louise Pentland is executive vice president, Legal and Intellectual Property, responsible for Nokia's legal matters and protecting and enforcing the company's vast portfolio of patents and other intellectual property. She was appointed to her position in July 2008 and was named to the Nokia Leadership Team in February 2011. Louise reports to the CEO.
Louise joined Nokia Networks in the United Kingdom in 1998 and in 2004 she was appointed vice president and head of the global legal team at the Enterprise Solutions unit. Louise was named acting chief legal officer in Sept 2007.
Before joining Nokia, Louise held corporate in-house legal positions after working in corporate private practice in the United Kingdom. She is a member of several legal forums and organisations, including the Association of General Counsels, Chief Legal Officer's Roundtable and Global Leaders in Law. Louise also serves as vice chair of the International Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Forum.
She holds an LL.B (honours) law degree and is a qualified and active Solicitor in England and Wales. Louise is also a licensed attorney and is an active member of the New York Bar.
Executive Vice President, Operations. Nokia Leadership Team member since July 1, 2012. Joined Nokia 1997.
Master of Science (Eng.) (Helsinki University of Technology). Majors in Industrial Economics and Information Technology.
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Nokia 2007-2012. Senior Vice President, Multimedia Computers, Nokia 2004-2007. Senior Vice President, Imaging Business Unit, Nokia 2002-2004. Senior Vice President, Cellular Telephone Business Unit, Nokia 2000-2002. Vice President, Corporate Planning and Business Development 1997-2000. Managerial positions at Hewlett-Packard Company 1986-1997.
Juha Putkiranta, Executive Vice President, Operations, is responsible for Nokia’s supply chain, factories, sourcing, Care, customer logistics, master planning and information technology. He has been a member of the Nokia Leadership Team since 2012 and reports to the CEO.
He joined Nokia in 1997 and has held several senior positions in business management, strategy and business development, including Senior Vice President, Demand Supply Network Management, Senior Vice President, Multimedia Computers, Senior Vice President, Imaging Business Unit, and Senior Vice President, Cellular Telephone Business Unit.
Before joining Nokia, Juha spent 10 years with Hewlett-Packard Company in Finland and the Netherlands, in roles ranging from business management to marketing.
He is married with two children, and enjoys golfing, fishing and motorcycling in his spare time.
Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer. Nokia Leadership Team member since 2011. Joined Nokia 2004.
Ph.D. (computer science) (University of Helsinki). Dr. h.c. (University of Tampere).
Head of Nokia Research Center (NRC), Corporate Development 2008-2011. Head of NRC Systems Research 2007-2008. Nokia Research Center, Research Fellow 2004-2007.
Adjunct Professor in computer science (University of Helsinki). Adjunct Professor in computational engineering (Aalto University, Helsinki). Adjunct Professor in Civil Engineering (University of California, Berkeley). Member of the international Advisory Committee of Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology.
Henry Tirri is Nokia's chief technology officer and an executive vice president, responsible for setting Nokia's technology agenda both now and in the future and driving core innovation to enable business development opportunities. He joined Nokia in 2004 and was named to the Nokia Leadership Team in September 2011. He reports to the CEO.
Henry began his Nokia career as a Research Fellow and was leading Nokia Research Centre (NRC) Systems Research laboratory before being appointed Head of NRC.
Before joining Nokia, Henry was a Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Graduate School and the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the University of Helsinki, from 1998-2004. Previous positions also include working as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, Research Scientist at Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC), Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, and Visiting Scientist at NASA AMES.
Henry has been a Visiting Professor at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author and co-author of more than 175 academic papers in various fields of computer science, social sciences and statistics and holds five patents. He is also the co-founder of Ekahau, a recognized leader in location-enabling enterprise Wi-Fi networks.
He holds a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Helsinki.
Henry is married and has three daughters. He lives in California and in his spare time enjoys opera, fly-fishing and snowboarding
Executive Vice President, Mobile Phones. Nokia Leadership Team member since July 1, 2012. Joined Nokia 1995.
Master of Law degree (University of Helsinki). Master of Law degree (King’s College, London).
Head of Business Development, Nokia 2011-2012. Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Operations, Nokia 2010-2011. Senior Vice President, Sales, Distribution East, Nokia 2000-2010. Senior Vice President, Middle East and Africa-Customer and Market Operations, Nokia 2005-2008. Vice President, Greater China Mobile Phones Sales, Nokia. Vice President, Sales, China South Mobile Phones, Nokia 2001-2002. General Manager, Hong Kong and Macao, Nokia 2000-2001.
Timo Toikkanen, Executive Vice President, Mobile Phones, is responsible for the business and product development of Nokia’s global mobile phone operations. He has been a member of the Nokia Leadership Team since 2012 and reports to the CEO.
He joined Nokia in 1995, and has spent much of his career in a variety of executive roles spearheading Mobile Phones sales growth in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
After establishing legal operations for Mobile Phones in Nokia’s Asia-Pacific regional office in Singapore, Timo assumed a variety of executive positions in Mobile Phones including General Manager, Hong Kong and Macao, Vice President of Sales, China South, Vice President, Greater China Sales, Senior Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Customer and Market Operations, and Senior Vice President, Distribution West. He also served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Operations, and most recently as Head of Business Development for Nokia.
Timo has served as chairman of the Hong Kong Finnish Business Council and as vice chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association.
He is married with two children, and enjoys football in his spare time.
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Nokia Leadership Team member since July 1, 2012. Joined Nokia 2011.
Bachelor degree in business administration (economics and computer science) (Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, USA).
Senior Vice President of Markets, Americas, Nokia 2011-2012. CEO of own sales consulting business, 2010-2011. Holder of several executive sales and marketing positions during a 15-year career at Microsoft, including corporate vice president, U.S. Enterprise and Partner Group, and overseeing national sales strategy, sales operations, enterprise partners and vertical industry strategy.
Chris Weber is Nokia’s Executive Vice President in charge of global sales and marketing. He joined Nokia in 2011 as a Senior Vice President, Markets, to lead the company’s re-entry into the North American market. He was named to the Nokia Leadership Team, effective July 1, 2012. Chris reports to the CEO.
Prior to Nokia, Chris was at Microsoft for 15 years and held several executive positions in sales, marketing and professional services. As Corporate Vice President leading Microsoft’s U.S. Enterprise and Partner Group, he lead enterprise sales and marketing across the U.S., serving about 1,500 enterprise clients and working closely with managed partners and independent software vendors. Through a number of earlier roles at Microsoft, Chris oversaw national sales strategy, sales operations, enterprise partners and vertical industry strategy, as well as sales and marketing for a variety of divisions.
Earlier in his career, Chris served internationally, directing Microsoft’s Small & Medium Enterprise Group in Canada, where he managed channel relationships as well as Canadian resellers and distributors.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in economics and computer science from Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, USA.
Chris has got two children. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and golf.
Executive Vice President, Human Resources. Nokia Leadership Team member since 2010. Joined Nokia 1993.
Master of Science (Eng.) (Helsinki University of Technology).
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Nokia 2006-2010. Vice President, Global Operational Human Resources, Nokia 2005-2006. Senior Vice President and General Manager, Core Networks, Nokia Networks 2003-2005. Vice President and General Manager, IP Networks, Nokia Networks 2002-2003. Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Nokia Networks 2000-2001. Vice President, Customer Services APAC, Nokia Telecommunications 1997-1999. Head of Marketing and Business Development, Customer Services, Nokia Telecommunications 1995-1996. Business Development Manager and Controller, Customer Services, Nokia Cellular Systems 1994-1995. Project Manager, Nokia Telecom AB (Sweden) 1993-1994.
Member of the Board of Directors of Nokia Siemens Networks B.V. Member of the Board of Directors of The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries.
Juha Äkräs is Nokia's executive vice president, Human Resources, responsible for the company's talent management, resourcing and development, performance management and organisational development.
Äkräs was named to the Nokia Leadership Team in April 2010. He reports to the CEO.
He started his career at Nokia in 1993 and has held several regional and global roles. Juha served in leadership positions spanning business, strategy, customer services, marketing and finance before he moved to Human Resources in 2005.
Juha holds a master's degree in engineering from Helsinki University of Technology.
Juha was born on January 16, 1965, in Helsinki, Finland. He is married and has one daughter, and in his spare time he enjoys reading, sports and outdoor activities
Dr. Kai Öistämö
Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer. Nokia Leadership Team member since 2005. Joined Nokia 1991.
Doctor of Technology (Signal Processing). Master of Science (Engineering) (Tampere University of Technology).
Executive Vice President, Devices, Nokia 2007-2010. Executive Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Phones, Nokia 2005-2007. Senior Vice President, Business Line Management, Mobile Phones, Nokia 2004-2005. Senior Vice President, Mobile Phones Business Unit, Nokia Mobile Phones 2002-2003. Vice President, TDMA/GSM 1900 Product Line, Nokia Mobile Phones 1999-2002. Vice President, TDMA Product Line 1997-1999. Various technical and managerial positions in Nokia Consumer Electronics and Nokia Mobile Phones 1991-1997.
Member of the Board of Directors of Sanoma Corporation. Chairman of the Board of Directors of University of Tampere. Chairman of the Board of The Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES).
Kai Öistämö is Nokia's executive vice president in charge of Corporate Development. He is responsible for corporate strategy, strategic alliances and partnerships, quality and capability development as well as corporate business development. A member of the Nokia Leadership Team since 2005, Kai was appointed to his current position in July 2010 and reports to the CEO.
Kai joined Nokia in 1991 and held several managerial and technical positions at the former Nokia Consumer Electronics unit. In 1995, he was named product manager, Nokia Mobile Phones. Two years later, he was promoted to vice president, TDMA Business Line. He was named senior vice president, Nokia Mobiles Phones, in 2002, before being appointed executive vice president and general manager of Mobile Phones. He later was appointed to head Nokia's Devices unit, a position he held until assuming his current role.
Kai holds a doctorate degree in technology and a master's degree in engineering from Tampere University of Technology in Finland. He is chairman of the board of Tekes and University of Tampere. He also serves on the board of Sanoma Corporation.
He was born on September 29, 1964, in Turku, Finland. Kai is married with three children and is active in sports, including tennis, skiing and golf.