Changes in the Nokia Group Executive Board
- Niklas Savander appointed Executive Vice President, Technology Platforms and a member of the Group Executive Board
- Tero Ojanperä, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, takes on additional responsibility for technology strategy
- Pertti Korhonen appointed CEO at Elektrobit Group Oy and resigns from Nokia
Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced that Niklas Savander, 43, has been appointed Executive Vice President, Technology Platforms and a member of the Nokia Group Executive Board as of April 1, 2006. Mr. Savander is currently in charge of the Mobile Devices Business Unit in Nokia Enterprise Solutions. Prior to this role, Savander held various senior strategy, sales, marketing and general management positions covering both the device and the networks businesses. Savander joined Nokia in 1997.
Commenting on his new responsibilities Niklas Savander said: “Technology Platforms is at the core of ensuring Nokia’s continued product and technology leadership. Building on the good work to date will enable us to extend our leading position in the mobile industry. We have a strong team in place and I look forward to taking on this exciting leadership challenge.”
Tero Ojanperä, in addition to his current role as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer as well as a member of the Group Executive Board, will assume the responsibility for Nokia’s technology strategy as of April 1, 2006. “There are natural synergies to be gained by more closely aligning our corporate and technology strategy work. I believe combining the two roles will help to drive our strategies forward and effectively meet the needs of our customers,” said Tero Ojanperä.
Pertti Korhonen, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Technology Platforms, and a member of the Group Executive Board, has accepted a position with Elektrobit Group Oyj. He will resign from Nokia and leave his current duties, including Group Executive Board membership, as of April 1, 2006. “I have been with Nokia for almost 20 years and have had the privilege of participating in the unique international growth and success of the company. While decisions of this nature are never easy, I’ve decided this is the right time to begin the next chapter in my career and I’m pleased this is with another exciting Finnish company, Elektrobit Group Oyj,” commented Pertti Korhonen.
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