Nokia Hires Microsft's Elop as CEO

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 09-16-2010 Print Email

Nokia has hired Stephen Elop as its new CEO.  Elop formerly worked as

Microsoft's Business Division president. He will assume the role of CEO on September 21. The news launched additional executive turnover at the smartphone giant, with Nokia's chairman among those announcing plans to depart.

The CIO Insight

Stephen Elop's decision to work with Nokia is a blow to Microsoft's Business Division. But exactly what it will do for Nokia and its Symbian platform is anyone's guess. Elop will likely bring some Microsoft-like ideas to the ailing company. But the real question is whether or not he will be able to revive the platform and make it more corporate-friendly.


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